Conditions Treated

Knee Pain

(Arthritis, bursitis, meniscus tears, tendon and ligament tears)

Appalachian Rejuvenation relieves acute and chronic knee pain through the regenerative factors of platelet-rich plasma.

What are the causes of knee pain?

While knee pain can arise from several factors, the majority of knee pain is caused by direct injury and arthritis. Because of the weight and pressure placed on a person’s knees, they are more susceptible to daily strain and injury than most body parts. Osteoarthritis is brought out by the degeneration of the knee cartilage eventually resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. Meanwhile, bursitis occurs inside of the knee and the front of the kneecap after repetitive motions place overwhelming degrees of pressure on the bursae around a joint. Sheer force can strain the tissue which results in Meniscus tears; Sharp, rapid rotation of the meniscus can easily cause these tears, especially with older patients.

How is knee pain typically treated?

Typically, treatments for knee conditions begin with in-home remedies such as rest, ice packs and OTC anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin. The patient can also participate in physical therapy to attempt to heal the knee through an exercise plan. Knee surgery or corticosteroid injections can be alternatives to home remedies, but these will put the patient on a longer path to recovery. Additionally, while corticosteroids can temporarily relieve pain, the relief efforts only last 6 to 12 weeks and may cause irreparable damage with frequent injections.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

PRP therapy has a high concentration of growth factors that can reduce inflammation and tap into the body’s regenerative qualities to heal knee pain. Pain-free injections with platelet-rich plasma offer a more reasonable option than facing a long road to recovery from surgery. Patients are given a long-lasting solution that uses the body’s natural healing to help regenerate tissue in patients suffering from arthritis and tears in the knee area. PRP also strengthens tissue in the knees and accelerates healing for any future surgical operations. We can also provide amniotic allograft injections to help you treat damaged and inflamed tissue in your knees.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

There are many benefits that come with treating knee pain with regenerative therapy. PRP therapy uses the patient’s own cells to repair and regenerate damaged cells. In addition, the platelets assist the body in naturally healing their knee pain. The main goal of healing through PRP is to allow the body’s natural regenerative factors to relieve pain and restore damaged tissue. Additionally, PRP treatment for knee pains provides lasting results without the side-effects and risks from aggressive treatment options.

Elbow Pain

(Arthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow)

Appalachian Rejuvenation uses regenerative medicine to help patients resolve elbow pain naturally.

What causes elbow pain?

There are several factors that can lead to elbow pain. More often than not, deterioration over time from overuse is the most common cause. One condition that stems from overuse is arthritis, which inflames the elbow after the cartilage that holds the joint together wears down. Lateral epicondylitis, or “tennis elbow”, is also caused by overuse through common arm movements while performing daily or sporting activities.
Golfer’s elbow, like tennis elbow, is caused by overusing tendons and soft tissue surrounding the joint through many activities that require throwing, using a racket, weight training and golf. While pain from tennis elbow is felt outside of the elbow, the inner elbow experiences pain in golfer’s elbow. Deterioration can happen gradually over time to cause elbow pain, but joint injury and infection can factor into the pain as well as aging, family history or obesity.

How is elbow pain typically treated?

Elbow conditions are usually treated with in-home remedies such as ice packs, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and rest. This can work on milder cases, but for serious elbow injuries, aggressive forms of treatment are sought out, starting with using a brace or splint to prevent the joint from being damaged any further. If the damage is too severe, the patient may need elbow surgery or steroid injections. However, while cortisone shots provide temporary pain relief, they can weaken ligaments and tendons until they have deteriorated, causing even greater harm to the elbow.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

PRP therapy contains many growth factors that work to reduce inflammation in elbow conditions and promote the body’s ability to naturally heal itself. Patients who have used PRP to treat elbow pain have healed at a far more effective rate compared to those who have used cortisone shots. Compared to the short-term results that cortisone provides, PRP is a long-lasting solution that assists the body in healing injuries and reinforces the body’s healing mechanism to make the recovery process for future conditions far easier. Amniotic allograft injections can also assist you in taking care of inflammation or tissue damage in your elbows.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

Using regenerative medicine to treat elbow pain can repair damaged cells, speed up the body’s recovery process and stimulate cellular production. While surgery, medication and cortisone shots can further complicate elbow injuries, the goal of PRP therapy is to relieve pain by healing damaged tissue. Rather than risking the possibility of facing complications from more aggressive forms of treatment, PRP provides lasting results and preserves the patient’s elbow tissue. PRP therapy is pain-free and doesn’t require a formal surgical procedure.
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Shoulder Pain

(Arthritis, rotator cuff)

Appalachian Rejuvenation lessens the severity of shoulder pain with the regenerative qualities of platelet-rich plasma.

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be the result of inflammation, injury or gradual wear. Overuse, sprains or strain are the most common causes of shoulder pain and are the primary causes of arthritis. The more the shoulder is worn down through years of use or rigorous work conditions, the more at risk you are for developing arthritis.
The location of discomfort can also determine the cause of shoulder pain. The shoulder’s rotator cuff is one of the most common areas to receive an injury due to the amount of use the muscles receive over time. It occurs in people who perform overhead motions on a regular basis through work or physical activity. Shoulder joints are prone to degenerate over time and take far longer to heal on their own, making them vulnerable to wear and tear with regular use throughout one’s lifetime.

How is shoulder pain typically treated?

Depending on the severity of the condition, shoulder pain can be treated in a number of ways. For minor injuries, less invasive options such as physical therapy, activities that place less strain on the shoulder and anti-inflammatory medication are recommended. If these solutions are not enough to heal shoulder pain, surgery is generally required. However, there is a high probability of failure or re-injury after surgery.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

PRP therapy promotes healing by providing a long-lasting solution for shoulder pain without undergoing a long recovery process, expensive treatment options or invasive surgeries. PRP can help repair the shoulder by tapping into the body’s natural healing process to produce new cells, rebuild damaged or inflamed tissue and alleviate shoulder pain. We can also provide patients with amniotic allografts to treat tissue damage and inflammation and alleviate shoulder pain.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

Regenerative therapy for shoulder pain can provide powerful and long-lasting relief, but one of the most significant benefits is reducing the need for invasive treatment options like surgery. With the poor blood flow and complex muscle structure of shoulders, mending the tissue without offering a means to strengthen and protect it will only leave the shoulder open to further damage. PRP offers a solution to this issue by using the newly regenerated cells to reinforce shoulder tissue. PRP therapy also has the added benefit of using platelets from the patient’s own blood, ensuring that there are no chemicals, substances, objects or foreign matter being delivered to the shoulder. Instead, PRP is a natural, autologous treatment alternative with a low risk of infection or other complications.

Contact us to learn more about how regenerative therapy at Appalachian Rejuvenation can help you resolve shoulder pain.

Wrist and Hand Pain

(Arthritis, carpal tunnel, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis)

At Appalachian Rejuvenation, we give our patients the strength to overcome wrist and hand pain with regenerative therapy.

What causes wrist and hand pain?

There are many reasons why wrist and hand pain occur. Wrist osteoarthritis is caused by the joint surfaces in your wrist degenerating over time with use, eventually developing into inflammation. Depending on how much deterioration has occurred, the pain can range from being mildly irritating to severely debilitating.

The pain from carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by excessive pressure on your wrist while the inflammation is associated with conditions or injuries that cause swelling. Symptoms are further aggravated by overextending the wrist through movements, positioning and vibrations that cause the median nerve to become compressed and swell up.

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is induced by chronic overuse of your wrist. Repeating a motion that strains the two tendons in your wrist and lower thumb can result in the tendons swelling up. It can also be caused by inflammatory arthritis or direct injury that creates scar tissue in the tendons.

How is wrist and hand pain typically treated?

Early treatment options for hand or wrist pain rely on letting the body’s recovery process take its course. Patients would typically be instructed to modify daily activities that would otherwise cause strain on their hand or wrist, immobilize the affected wrist, take OTC anti-inflammatory medication or undergo physical therapy to treat minor injuries.

In severe cases, physicians may recommend steroid injections or, if surgical options are necessary, procedures to take pressure off of the median nerve. Operations to fuse or remove bones in the wrist or cut the ligaments affected by carpal tunnel syndrome are what patients can expect if the condition worsens enough to require surgery.

However, these treatment plans only help patients temporarily manage the pain, and can’t improve the body’s capabilities to avoid further deterioration. A full recovery can take several months to reach. Invasive options such as cortisone shots or surgery can even intensify the pain by limiting the patient’s range of movement or causing more damage to the hand or wrist.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) provides a long-term option for hand or wrist pain treatment by helping the patient take care of their condition and strengthen their joints and tissue naturally. Unlike invasive surgical options or medication-based treatment plans, PRP is produced from the patient’s own blood to allow for a more natural, holistic solution. PRP therapy isolates the platelets, growth factors and other nutrients from the patient’s blood to create a plasma concentrate that can be used as a regenerative serum to accelerate cell proliferation and healing. By injecting PRP into the hand or wrist, we can facilitate regeneration by creating new cells in the area to heal tissue damage and inflammation and ensure that the hands and wrist are protected against future injuries. We can also provide amniotic allograft injections to assist you in taking care of hand or wrist tissue affected by damage and inflammation.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

For patients with hand or wrist pain, regenerative therapy has proven to be an effective treatment plan with its emphasis on enhancing the body’s regenerative qualities. One of the most significant factors in PRP is in its ability to reduce pain. As PRP creates new cells to treat an injury, growth factors help to lessen the pain in the area by repairing tissue afflicted with irritation. By restoring damaged or inflamed tissue, PRP also works to improve hand or wrist functionality so they can not only return to their original state but also stay protected against injuries after they fully recover.

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Sports Injuries & Repetitive Strain

Appalachian Rejuvenation is experienced in helping patients suffering from sports injuries get back in the game with the power of regenerative healing.

What causes sports injuries and strains?

While it is easy to become preoccupied with activities that put your physical capabilities to the test, they can also result in musculoskeletal injuries and muscle strain. Many debilitating injuries come from the repetitive use or strain on the body’s joints and muscles. Athletics such as tennis, baseball, football, golfing and other sports can play a large role in the sprains and tears that patients receive. Occupational activities can also leave people at risk of sustaining strain-related injuries.

The rotator cuff is a common site for sports injuries as they are vulnerable to repetitive use or collisions. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow can also be attributed to repeated movements or injuries that wear down and damage a person’s elbow joint. Plantar fasciitis is experienced by many patients who are on their feet or run regularly as their activities wear down on their heels.

How are sports injuries and strains typically treated?

Traditional treatment methods such as ice packs, rest, anti-inflammatory medication, rehabilitation and physical therapy are the first line of defense against sports injuries or repetitive strain. While these may work on milder conditions, the healing process is slow enough to make reinjury common, especially in patients who continue working with their injured joints or muscles after treatment.

If chronic conditions are left with minimal or no protection, they can start to resist conservative forms of treatment. In these cases, attempts have been made to speed up muscle and joint healing such as using injecting steroid medication or surgical procedures to mend or remove damaged tissue. However, rigorous methods of treatment do not protect the target area from suffering reinjury and can even result in damaging the tissue or joint further.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

For years, famous athletes have been using PRP treatment to recover from acute sports injuries and return to competing at full capacity. At Appalachian Rejuvenation, we take PRP therapy’s positive influence on sports medicine into account when we guide our patients towards receiving the treatment that they need to get back to doing the recreational activities they love. We also take patients with strenuous occupations into consideration as we have a PRP treatment plan that helps patients repair strained muscles or joints and work efficiently without increasing the likelihood of reinjury. For tissue that is damaged and inflamed, we can also inject amniotic allografts to help take the edge off of strain and sports injuries.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

Regenerative medicine is an effective option because of how it promotes the body’s own natural abilities to create new cells that continue to boost the patient’s ability to heal rather than offering temporary pain relief. When PRP is injected into an injured area, it stimulates cellular production, forming new cells capable of revitalizing tissue and reducing inflammation.

For physically active individuals, PRP’s regenerative properties offer a more optimistic prognosis for sports injuries or strain-related conditions as they can heal damaged parts of the body. By strengthening the affected tissue, the regenerative factors of PRP can improve how it reacts to strain or physical impact by making the tissue less likely to be reinjured. It can also help the body recover after surgical procedures by accelerating the healing process of slowly recuperating tissue, restoring the body’s rejuvenating qualities.

Contact us to learn about how you can recover from sports injuries or strain-related injuries with regenerative medicine at Appalachian Rejuvenation.

Urinary Incontinence in Women

At Appalachian Rejuvenation, our regenerative medical solutions can help women resolve the discomfort of urinary incontinence.

What causes urinary incontinence in women?

Urinary incontinence (UI) causes many women to involuntarily urinate. The weakness that pelvic floor muscles undergo with age can lead to UI, but incontinence is twice as likely to affect women for reasons outside of aging. Pregnancy, childbirth and the structural layout of the female urinary tract can account for cases of UI in women. Other notable causes include menopause, neurological injuries, strokes multiple sclerosis, and birth defects. Obesity can intensify incontinence by placing pressure on the abdomen.

How is UI typically treated?

Women typically have to rely on a combination of treatments for UI, so their main concern is finding an option that offers the best results with the least side effects. Traditionally, the safest options that women undergo are behavioral therapy regimens such as bladder training and strengthening pelvic muscles with Kegel exercises.

Medications for overactive bladder are often prescribed for UI but have side effects that amplify in severity after larger doses or prolonged use. Vaginal devices such as pessaries are used to treat UI as well but can lead to an increased risk of recurrent infections. For more invasive options, there are a few surgical procedures that can be done to realign the bladder for UI, but each comes with complications that can make urinating difficult.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

Appalachian Rejuvenation offers Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for urinary incontinence to help restore the muscles, nerves and pelvic structure for women impacted by UI. By using the regenerative qualities of PRP to tighten vaginal tissue and rebuild the body’s collagen, it helps women control their flow of urine in a simple yet effective procedure. The growth factors in PRP are efficient in reversing some of the changes in vaginal tissue that can lead to UI. Treatment is made even more effective in reducing the effects of UI when combined with exercises to strengthen the vaginal muscles.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment for UI?

Regenerative therapy is perfect for healing tissue damage and improving skin elasticity, texture and tone, giving women a safe, non-invasive way to beat UI. Because PRP is an effective way to revitalize tissue, it can also help rebuild the vaginal structure and allow women to regain control over their bladder functions. The symptoms of UI can hinder your quality of life, but you can restore sensitivity and function with PRP and put a stop to the emotional distress that UI has caused.

Contact us to find out how Appalachian Rejuvenation can help you bring comfort back to your daily life with regenerative therapy.

Sexual Wellness in Women

Appalachian Rejuvenation offers natural regenerative therapy to help women regain confidence and sensation.

What causes sexual dysfunction in women?

There are many reasons why sexual dysfunction can emerge in women. Cases can develop from physical or psychological trauma, illnesses, stress or relationship issues that would require counseling or physical therapy to resolve. For physiological issues, however, low libido can arise through hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy or age. As estrogen levels drop during the body’s transitions towards menopause, older women may experience vaginal dryness or loss of sensitivity. These same symptoms can occur in women during pregnancy and breastfeeding as hormone changes can bring about fatigue and pressure. Loss of sensitivity is particularly impactful in sexual dysfunction as desire is restricted by the discomfort that women feel from losing sensation in their pelvic region.

How is female sexual dysfunction typically treated?

For issues related to communication skills or mental health, counseling is the default method of treatment. Cases linked to physical causes such as non-sexual illnesses or surgical procedures that impact libido would also be addressed by a specialist trained to manage such conditions.

For sexual dysfunction caused by physiological or hormonal imbalance, rudimentary methods of treatment include exercise and diet plans that promote a healthy lifestyle. Hormone therapy can be used to balance out estrogen levels through pills, patches, sprays or gels, but increasing estrogen alone might not be as effective for improving sexual function. Your doctor may prescribe medication to boost libido, but these can come with side effects that intensify fatigue, nausea and dizziness as well as lower blood pressure.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

Appalachian Rejuvenation offers a non-invasive solution for restoring libido through platelet-rich plasma. Also known as PRP, platelet-rich plasma is a concentrate that contains platelets and growth factors capable of signaling stem cells to tap into the body’s regenerative qualities.

By separating the plasma in your own blood, we can stimulate the body’s recovery process to respond as it did before sexual dysfunction. Once PRP is injected, new blood vessels and sensory cells are created to disperse throughout the body. These new cells then proliferate to generate more cells to boost the body’s healing qualities and enhance blood flow. The PRP therapy procedure is done quickly and may improve the body’s functions in a very short period of time.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

Through regenerative treatment, women experience a heightened degree of sensitivity that improves the body’s response to arousal. With natural lubrication and increased rates of arousal, women are less prone to experiencing vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, inadequate orgasms or loss of desire. These improvements can further help women regain confidence as they explore and rediscover the positive effects that a higher rate of libido has on their quality of life.

Schedule an appointment to learn how regenerative therapy can improve your sexual wellness.

Sexual Wellness in Men

For men who face sexual dysfunction, Appalachian Rejuvenation can restore your confidence, sensation and libido with the natural healing factors of regenerative medicine.

What causes sexual dysfunction in men?

Sexual dysfunction is a prevalent issue among men with erectile dysfunction (ED) as one of the most widely known forms of sexual wellness conditions. Younger men deal with anxiety, psychological issues, negative lifestyle factors and the lasting effects of injuries interfering with their performance. However, these factors can leave a more serious impact on older men. Performance anxiety is one of the main causes of premature ejaculation (PE) with psychological factors playing into why men could eventually develop PE along with nerve damage or substance abuse.

ED emerges in older men through these issues as well, but a majority of cases with sexual dysfunction in older men occur due to conditions that hinder blood flow. With their blood circulation slowed down or blocked, an erection can be far more difficult to achieve. Additionally, hormone imbalances and health issues that occur later in life such as diabetes or vascular diseases can have a negative effect on a man’s sexual health.

How is male sexual dysfunction typically treated?

Confidence-related issues or psychological factors are usually treated through therapy or counseling. Premature ejaculation is often treated through behavioral changes to prolong or avoid ejaculation at an earlier rate, Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and counseling to deal with performance anxiety that may cause PE. Topical or oral medications can also be provided to reduce sensation in an erection long enough to delay an orgasm.

For erectile dysfunction, many solutions are provided on an as-needed basis. Prescription medication such as Viagra and other male enhancement supplements are given as a means of achieving an immediate erection. Devices such as a vacuum pump may be given as well to help men gain erections.

Patients with hormone imbalance can undergo treatment plans that involve boosting their testosterone levels which may improve their sexual health. However, these are not recommended for men with prostate or breast cancer.

What can Appalachian Rejuvenation do for you?

At Appalachian Rejuvenation, we provide our patients with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help restore sexual capabilities in men who regularly face erectile dysfunction. PRP is a plasma concentrate that features platelets and regenerative growth factors. These factors signal the body’s own cells to construct and proliferate blood vessels and sensory cells to enhance the body’s recovery process.

Using the patient’s blood, PRP is extracted from whole blood to create a serum that is used to stimulate natural processes in the body. After PRP is injected, the growth factors in the plasma disperse, allowing them to aid the body in creating new blood vessels which will eventually increase blood flow to the penis.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

Regenerative medicine has a positive effect on helping men recover from sexual dysfunction. Many issues with sexual dysfunction stem from poor circulation. PRP has the ability to improve blood flow by rejuvenating the passageways that provide the blood supply required to achieve an erection. As a result of the increased circulation, men can expect fuller erections and, in some cases, more girth. Those with premature ejaculation would also see improvements as PRP can help achieve firmer erections and longer stamina so that an orgasm isn’t reached too soon. Although PRP won’t directly change hormone levels, PRP’s regenerative factors keep the tissue and cells located in male reproductive organs receptive towards hormone therapy solutions.

Contact us to find out how Appalachian Rejuvenation can help you restore your sexual performance with regenerative medicine.