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The Effectiveness of PRP In Treating Knee Osteoarthritis!

Previously, the knee pain because of osteoarthritis was treated with the help of anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, cortisone injections or surgery. At that time, for the time being where there was improvement, there was no guarantee found in the recovery for the condition. After some time, patients used to feel that the pain is back and would face other problems like limited range of movement.

But thanks to the advancements in the medical field which has gifted us the PRP knee treatment that contains the growth factors and enhances the body’s healing mechanism in case of any severe injury or internal damage. This eventually reduces the inflammation and promotes new cell formation.

The Effectiveness of PRP

According to the numerous cases in which platelet rich plasma treatment has been implemented, it helps in managing the pain associated in the knee osteoarthritis condition. With what the researchers experience it has also been observed that as compared to the placeboes PRP injections have been very beneficial and assist in pain reduction in 3-6 or 12 month follow-ups.

The Variable Treatment

The process and the results that the patient experiences after the PRP knee treatment varies from person to person. This is because of the following factors:

Patient’s characteristics

The number of platelets that is the blood composition in one person can differ from that contained in the other patient.

Blood Processing

In the process when the sample of blood is extracted from the patients the concentration of platelets and white blood cells is different in different patients. According to this the treatment process goes on.

Additives

The specialists might add substances to the platelet rich plasma that will in turn enhance the healing properties

What happen in the Process?

According to the specialists who perform PRP knee treatment for the purpose of treating the osteoarthritis condition narrate about PRP that:

  • It prevents inflammation and decreases the progression of osteoarthritis
  • Helps in stimulating the formation of cartilage
  • The production of naturally lubricating fluid in the joints is increased thus bring easiness in movement
  • It helps in reducing the pain sensation overall

In case you or any of your loved one is suffering from any severe knee injury and looking for a safe and cost-effective treatment, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at 815-464-7212. He is a world renowned Pain Medicine Physician who has been practicing regenerative injection therapies for the past several years with remarkable results.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 12:  Tiger Woods of USA (right) stands with Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis star, on the 14th hole during the final round of The HSBC Champions tournament at The Sheshan International Golf Club on November 12, 2006 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

PRP Therapy-The Best Answer for Sports Related Injuries!

Today, one treatment that is gaining much popularity and has become the one step solution in treating different issues is known to be as the PRP treatment. It has been found as a treatment having the potential of treating a number of injuries. These are jotted down as:

The tendon injuries include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Hamstring tendons
  • Gluteal tendons
  • Adductor tendons

In order to treat muscle injuries, PRP injections are inserted into the areas:

  • Calf
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstring

Other injuries that can be treated include:

  • Knee MCL tears
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Trochanteric bursitis

Considering the numerous benefits of this therapy, many athletes have also opted for it. For different knee injuries and the chronic tendon injuries, Tiger Woods, known to be as the American Professional golfer, known to be the most successful golfers. In the midst of his career when he tore his Achilles on his right leg, then it was only through the PRP injections that he was able to return back into the game.

On the other hand, Rafael Nadal, known to be as the most favourite and a superb clay-court player in the tennis history suffered from knee injury because of which he was unable to play the game with great enthusiasm and fervor. Obviously, it becomes really bad for an athlete, when he is unable to play the game with his full might.  Fortunately after receiving PRP knee treatment he was able to continue his play like before and impress his fans.

The Conditions that can be Treated

In PRP knee treatment, there are different injuries that are covered in the most effective and beneficial manner.

The Tendon Injuries

According to research it has been proved that, PRP is the best qualifying treatment for chronic tendon injuries, be it tendon at the knee or the outside of the elbow.

Ligament & Muscle Injuries

Apart from curing different acute problems, PRP knee treatment or involving any other part of the body has received greater popularity in treating the athletes who are suffering from the set back of not playing in the game due to their chronic injury.

In case you or any of your loved one is suffering from any severe knee injury of the body and looking for a safe and cost-effective treatment, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at 815-464-7212. He is a world renowned Pain Medicine Physician who has been practicing regenerative injection therapies for the past several years with remarkable results.