Benefits of PRP Therapy for Arthritis

Arthritis is a very common condition. There are several different types of arthritis, but the two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Treatments for arthritis are often similar, regardless of what type of arthritis you have. Your doctor may treat your arthritis with cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications, or physical therapy.

Often, these treatments can make arthritis more bearable, improving mobility and decreasing pain. Yet these treatments do not actually prevent arthritis from worsening. There is a newer treatment available called PRP therapy that can actually stop arthritis from progressing, while decreasing pain and increasing mobility.

PRP Therapy Improves Arthritis

Studies have shown that PRP therapy can actually stop arthritis in its tracks, sometimes even reversing the damage. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage of the joints slowly deteriorates, causing pain and discomfort. PRP therapy has been proven to stop the deterioration of cartilage, and it may even help the body to replace the cartilage that has been lost prior to treatment.

PRP therapy is platelet rich plasma, which is injected into the site of the arthritic joint. The platelets are harvested and concentrated from your own blood, then suspended in your plasma and injected into the site. The platelets direct the body’s stem cells to activate and repair the tissues of the joint.

Getting Started with PRP Therapy

Getting started with PRP therapy for arthritis is easy. Dr. Bennett has done extensive research into stem cell therapy and PRP therapy, and is a leader in providing these therapies to patients. If you want to regain mobility and decrease the pain associated with arthritis, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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