14 Sep Treat Various Pain Conditions with PRP Therapy
PRP therapy has proven to be highly effective in treating various acute and chronic pain conditions.
PRP and Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. In this condition, the cartilage that cushions the joints breaks down and this loss of cartilage results in bone-on-bone contact. This results in pain, swelling and tenderness.
Stem cell and PRP therapy have been effectively used as an osteoarthritis treatment. PRP therapy involves injections of platelet rich plasma that encourage a natural healing response to stimulate the formation of new cartilage. The injections have also shown to reduce inflammation and delay the speed of degeneration.
PRP and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an immunological disease rather than the breakdown of cartilage as in osteoarthritis. The joint tissue is attacked and destroyed by the person’s own immune system, resulting in joint pain.
PRP therapy may be used to reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and slow down some of the tissue damage.
PRP and Other Conditions
Other acute and chronic pain conditions that typically benefit from PRP include –
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Wound healing
- Knee ligament injuries
- Patellar tendinitis (runner’s knee)
To learn more about PRP therapy or PRP injections in Chicago, visit The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is Chicago’s top regenerative medicine center. The Institute uses PRP therapy in Chicago for arthritis, sports injuries and many more conditions at eight locations in Chicago.