(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.
- Treatment of musculoskeletal injuries with homologous platelet-rich plasma injection
- Effect of platelet concentration on clinical improvement in the treatment of early stage-knee osteoarthritis with platelet-rich plasma concentrations.
- A new strategy to tackle severe knee osteoarthritis: Combination of intra-articular and intraosseous injections of Platelet Rich Plasma.
- Leukocyte-poor platelet-rich plasma is more effective than conventional therapy with acetaminophen for the treatment of early knee osteoarthritis.
- Nonsurgical Resolution of a Bucket-Handle Meniscal Tear: A Case Report.
- Combination of platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells enhances tendon-bone healing in a rabbit model of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
- Effects of platelet-rich plasma on pain and muscle strength in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
- The influence of platelet-rich plasma on synovial fluid volumes, protein concentrations, and severity of pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
- The temporal effect of platelet-rich plasma on pain and physical function in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.