Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are often associated with hair restoration treatments. But the reality is, PRP treatments aren’t limited to hair restoration.
PRP therapy and stem cell therapy are two types of regenerative medicine that can help you live a pain-free life.
At Rénove Medical Spa, Dr. Afia Naqvi and our skilled team of providers offer regenerative therapy not only for hair restoration but for pain management as well.
Continue reading to find out how regenerative therapy can help you manage joint pain.
What is regenerative therapy?
Regenerative therapy is a branch of medicine that aims to replace or heal tissues and organs that have been affected by disease, injury, or even aging. This can include hair follicles, the cartilage in the joints, etc.
Regenerative therapy includes:
- PRP therapy: A PRP injection is composed of your own blood, and the healing growth factors in the platelets promote tissue healing.
- Stem cells: Stem cells have the ability to turn into the type of cell needed, including cartilage cells, muscle cells, etc. Stem cells can come from many sources including your own body (usually from your hip bone), from a donor, or from umbilical cord.
Depending on the severity of your pain and the cause of your pain, one of our providers will determine the best type of therapy for your needs. Some individuals benefit from both types of therapies.
Using regenerative therapy to manage joint pain
Arthritis is one of the most common sources of chronic pain, and the knee is one of the most commonly impacted joints.
If your joint pain is keeping you from an active lifestyle, you’re not alone. From knee pain to wrist pain to pain in other joints, arthritis impacts over 30 million Americans, according to a 2018 study.
While there are many options for treating arthritis, (steroid injections, hot/cold therapy, exercise, and NSAIDs) researchers from the study found regenerative therapy to be the most effective for managing pain.
Regenerative therapy doesn’t just mask pain. It helps treat pain at the source. According to the research, PRP and stem cell therapy can:
- Reduce inflammation, which is a major source of pain
- Promote healing
- Encourage healthy tissue growth
Here’s the best part: Although therapy is best received during the earliest stages of arthritis, researchers found that regenerative therapy is beneficial even during the more advanced stages.
Don’t let joint pain keep you from living the life you want
Many lifestyle changes promote healthy joints; exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating foods that promote joint health. Regenerative therapy can complement these lifestyle habits to give your joints exactly what they need.
If you’re dealing with joint pain, don’t ignore it any longer. At Rénove Medical Spa, we want to help you feel better, not just mask your pain. And that’s why we’re proud to offer regenerative therapies.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP therapy or stem cell therapy, call our Kingwood, Texas spa at 346-200-8481. You can also visit us online to request an appointment