Why PRP Therapy Is a Boon for Aging Joints

May 05, 2023
Why PRP Therapy Is a Boon for Aging Joints
PRP therapy is a non-invasive way to treat aging joints. This natural tissue repair uses your own platelets to help your joints heal without surgery or downtime. Read on to learn more.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) could be a solution if you suffer from joint pain. This nonsurgical solution uses your own platelets to rebuild lost cartilage and reduce inflammation. 

Joint pain is common as we age, and many people lose cushioning cartilage and experience joint flare-ups as they age. Old sports injuries can also leave their mark on your body, and PRP therapy can offset the pain of tennis elbow and similar injuries. 

For years, people have turned to corticosteroid injections or surgery to find relief from chronic joint pain. Yet, these treatment options can have side effects, wear off quickly, or have a lengthy recovery time. 

PRP therapy is natural, less invasive, and can be more promising. 

Our expert team at Hands on Health Wellness Center in Carrollton, Texas, offers a range of natural health treatments, including chiropractic care, IV therapy, and PRP therapy. 

What is PRP therapy? 

Platelets are tiny blood cells that repair existing tissues and stimulate new blood vessels to promote healing. PRP therapy takes a small amount of your blood and extracts your platelets using a centrifuge to separate them from your other blood cells. 

Our team extracts and separates your platelets so they’re concentrated and then injects them back into your achy joint or other treatment area. It’s a simple in-office procedure that typically takes less than an hour. Yet, it’s highly specialized for each person, and no two treatments are the same. 

Because PRP therapy uses your own blood, there’s little risk of negative side effects. Additionally, there’s virtually no downtime, so you can walk out of the office and back into your daily activities with a little extra oomph and less pain. 

PRP therapy can benefit you if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Joint pain
  • Torn tendons
  • Muscle tears 
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Much more 

Some people have even been able to avoid knee replacement surgery with PRP therapy. 

PRP therapy isn’t just for pain, either; it can also help restore hair growth for men with male pattern baldness and has anti-aging benefits. 

PRP therapy works well with chiropractic care and other forms of treatment as well. 

Could you be a good candidate for PRP therapy? 

PRP therapy could be for you if you’re in chronic joint pain and have tried other treatments with little success. PRP therapy can heal your aging joints quickly and help you have a greater range of motion. 

Schedule your consultation today by calling our office or booking an appointment online to discuss your options.