The next few weeks are bound to be full of activity and excitement for more people of all ages, but for those suffering with arthritis, these can also be painful days. Overexertion, not getting the rest you need and changes in your diet can affect your well-being and cause arthritis flareups. Fortunately, you minimize flareups with good habits and effective treatment.
When Pain Relievers Don’t Work
It would be wonderful if every time you had a problem with arthritis you could take a pain reliever and the pain would be gone. That is not always the case. For arthritis pain in the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder, there is an alternative treatment that can keep you moving and relatively pain-free. This treatment uses your own blood plasma rich with platelets to help heal painful areas affected by arthritis.
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP treatment, is directed into the joints that are giving you problems. Unlike pain relievers that affect your entire body and may or may not work, PRP treatment is a minimally invasive technique that works in the precise area where it is needed.
Beyond Pain Relief
When you are hurting, of course you want the pain to go away. Pain relievers are made to do just that, treat the symptoms and dull the nerves or block the nerve signals to the brain, so you no longer feel the pain. The conditions causing discomfort remain the same, and in fact, over time they can get worse, since the cause is not being addressed, only the symptoms.
PRP treatments do not only address the symptoms, they slow the progression of osteoarthritis. These treatments also inhibit inflammation in the joint. Inflammation is one of the major causes of arthritis pain and discomfort. PRP treatments also work to stimulate the formation of new cartilage and increase the synovial fluid in the joints. These work together to ease joint friction and provide pain relief.
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of pain-free movement. Ask your doctor about PRP treatments for your osteoarthritis. Contact Advanced Healing Institute for more information. Call us today to schedule your appointment for consultation.
Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute
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