Joint pain affects about one in every four adults, and it can be quite debilitating for some. It can affect any area throughout the body and, unfortunately, cause long-lasting problems if not properly managed.
Pain in the joints can be subtle and persistent throughout the day, or it can be much more severe, causing chronic pain and irritation. The most common areas affected by joint pain include the neck, back, feet, hands, fingers, and wrists.
Treatment options such as PRP therapy and regenerative tissue therapy are available to those suffering from joint pain and discomfort, all while avoiding costly surgery and heavy medication prescriptions.
PRP Therapy for Joint Pain Relief
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, therapy is a highly beneficial injection that helps the body heal and restore many areas, including the joints. In our clinic, blood samples are collected from the patient and spun in a centrifuge, separating the plasma from the rest of the blood.
Platelets and growth factors in the plasma are then reinjected into the area of need and goes to work by speeding up the joint repair process. Plasma accelerates the healing process and increases blood flow to damaged joints.
Regenerative Tissue Therapy for Painful Joints
Regenerative tissue therapy can help those who suffer from joint pain by identifying the root of the problem and helping to alleviate it. It promotes cell replication and stimulates the body’s own healing processes. These small injections include cells that can transform into any kind of cell required. For example, if someone is suffering from joint pain due to arthritis, it may produce cells to help “fight back” and alleviate symptoms.
Our bodies naturally produce fewer cells as we mature. Regenerative tissues may assist in regenerating certain cells in a stable manner. Wharton’s Jelly-type mesenchymal cells derived from donated umbilical cord tissues are used in these beneficial injections. These infusions can help alleviate some of the joint pain and inflammation.
The donated tissues contain powerful healing agents, proteins, and cytokines. When inserted into the region of pain, the new young tissue will help ease joint pain symptoms.
Causes and Symptoms of Joint Pain
A wide variety of causes can contribute to pain in the joints. For many people, it is caused by a form of arthritis. For others, it may be caused simply by the natural process of aging. Either way, discomfort is felt, and relief is needed.
Some other causes of joint pain include:
- Over or underuse of certain areas in the body
- Diet and lifestyle habits
- Injuries (past or present)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Underactive thyroid
If you or a loved one are experiencing joint pain and would like to learn more about our treatment options in Waukesha, Germantown, West Bend, or any nearby city in Wisconsin, Call Forward Healthy Lifestyles at (262) 313-8375.