Wish you could reverse the aches and pains that come from worn-out or injured joints? Would you like hand and wrist flexibility restored? Do you want increased mobility so that you can enjoy fun hobbies again, like gardening or enjoying a round of golf with a friend?
Surprisingly, chronic joint pain and arthritis isn’t limited to the maturing adult, but may include those who have suffered injuries or illness as well. According to research reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22.7% of the population have arthritis and joint pain located in various parts of the body, which may include knee, hip, wrist, neck, or back pain. Consequently, joint pain makes it more difficult to move and affects an individual’s quality of life.
Arthritis is commonly found in the hands, but is known to cause chronic pain throughout various joints in the body due to inflammation of soft tissue. There are various forms of chronic pain, but Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among individuals, and is caused by wear and tear on the joint cartilage. Osteoarthritis not only reduces elasticity and lubrication in the joints, but weakens muscles and loosens ligaments as well.
Cartilage between the joints acts as a buffer, eliminating bone-to-bone rubbing, causing smooth movement with ease. When cartilage degeneration begins, chronic inflammation sets in the joint, causing further breakdown. If left untreated, the cartilage may wear away completely, resulting in more chronic pain.
Popular treatments for joint pain and arthritis in previous years included, surgery, medication, corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid injections, or Osteotomy – a bone-removal procedure. However, advanced medical research has discovered a new treatment using regenerative therapy, giving hope to those who suffer chronic pain or arthritis.
Regenerative therapy is a growing area of medicine that has shown remarkable results with a large number of patients who suffer from joint pain and arthritis by aiding the natural healing process in the body – Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) being a leader in restorative therapy.
Although there are various forms of regenerative therapy to treat joint pain, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming widely known in treating soft tissue related degeneration in the cartilage and surrounding ligaments. PRP is a treatment derived from your own blood. After filtering out the rest of the cells and plasma, a small number of platelets remain. These highly concentrated platelets can be injected into the damaged area and catalyze the growth of new soft tissue. These blood platelets contain growth factors, which begin tissue repair and regeneration. PRP has the potential to greatly accelerate the normal healing process, naturally, restoring soft tissue back to health.
Individuals are no longer limited to old-fashioned treatments for worn-out joints and arthritis. Dr. Kamson has sought out the latest minimally invasive treatments to provide restorative healing and regeneration for those who suffer chronic pain and achy joints.