Why You Should Consider PRP As Your First Treatment For Knee Pain
When suffering knee pain, most of us will try relief sprays, GELS and physiotherapy, perhaps moving to steroid injections but what “pain relief seekers” don’t always consider is ‘Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP) Injections for their osteoarthritis.
What is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment?
PRP uses platelets obtained from a single blood sample from the patient to treat pain a discomfort associated with osteoarthritis. PRP is used for management of knee and hip osteoarthritis, tendon related problems and ligament injuries.
Sports professionals are often offered and receive PRP treatment to conventional steroid injections for several reasons:
- Minimal down time , no therapeutic steroid use exemption forms to complete
- No known side effects because its your own blood products
- Helps relieve pain naturally
- May regenerate cartilage
- Contains natural anti-inflammatory factors
PRP for Osteoarthritis: What are the benefits?
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PRP treatment is known to safely and efficiently treat osteoarthritis, with research suggesting that PRP can be used to treat early stages of osteoarthritis but some patients in later stages have seen benefits from this treatment.
Why consider PRP?
Each osteoarthritic journey begins with the onset of imbalance in the inflammatory mediators within a joint. Progressive imbalance may leads to cartilage degeneration which in turn leads to decline in the quality of the cartilage.
By recognizing the symptoms of Osteoarthritis early and selecting the right treatment option, such as PRP can be utilized to relief pain, improve joint stiffness and in some cases delaying progression of Osteoarthritis.
Like most known treatment it doesn’t treat every patients symptoms but because its your own PRP that is being injected side effect are minimal.
PRP is one of the many REGENERATIVE TREATMENTS offered at Regenerative Therapy Centre, Manchester located at the European Scanning centre.