PRP Joint Injections: Healing Joints
TruWellnessMD takes a holistic approach to your health and wellness. Instead of masking the symptoms of joint pain with medications, we offer PRP joint injections to stimulate natural cellular regeneration and make your damaged joints heal from within.
Joint pain can be debilitating and significantly impact your quality of life. While various treatments are available for joint pain, most only offer temporary relief without addressing the underlying cause. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint injections use growth factors drawn from your blood to promote your body’s natural healing process, making it heal itself. Instead of masking the symptoms, we address the root cause of joint pain.
PRP Joint Injections Explained
PRP joint injections involve using your own blood to stimulate the healing process within the affected joint. The process begins by drawing a small amount of your blood and separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelets, rich in growth factors and proteins, are injected into the affected joints.
The growth factors and proteins in the PRP stimulate the production of new cells and tissues, promoting your body’s natural healing process. As the new cells and tissue are produced, they repair the damaged cartilage, ligaments, muscles, joints, and other tissues and reduce inflammation, leading to reduced pain and improved joint mobility.
Safe Autologous PRP Injections
One of the major benefits of PRP joint injections is that they are completely autologous, meaning they’re based on components drawn from your blood. When injected into your joints, your body instantly recognizes the substance as its own, which eliminates the risk of allergic reactions and other adverse reactions that can occur with the use of synthetic or foreign substances. As such, PRP injections have a negligible risk of complications.
30-Minute PRP Joint Injections
PRP joint injections can be performed with or without topical anesthesia. Some patients may prefer a numbing gel to reduce discomfort during the procedure. However, the injections are generally not painful, and most patients forego topical anesthesia.
Simple, Painless PRP Injections
Your PRP joint injection experience is painless and simple. Our medical providers discuss your goals, analyze your condition, and curate a personalized treatment plan. The medical provider draws a small blood sample from your arm via a syringe and places it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood sample to isolate the PRP serum, which rises to the top of the vial. The PRP serum is carefully injected into the damaged joints and tissues.
Minimal Side Effects
PRP joint injections have a low risk of side effects. The most common side effect is pain at the injection site, which is usually mild and short-lived. Other potential side effects include redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the injection site.
No Downtime Required
PRP joint injections do not require downtime, and you can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, you should avoid strenuous physical activities that engage your joints for a few days.
Multiple Sessions for Optimal Results
Most patients experience an improvement in their symptoms after just one PRP joint injection. However, optimal results are usually achieved after 2 to 3 sessions spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. The results will improve gradually after each session as your body produces new cells and heals from within. You may notice optimal results a few weeks after the final session.
With Concierge Functional Medicine, there is an emphasis on building a strong connection with the patient, allowing for more in-depth and personalized care. We know how difficult it can be to navigate the healthcare system, and our team is here to provide the highest level of care and support. Experience tru(e) results at our med spa in Jupiter today.
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