What Is Regenerative Joint Therapy?
Do you experience severe joint pain while walking upstairs, taking your dog for a walk, going on a run or even a simple beach cruise on your bike? If you do, you are now finally able to experience true relief thanks to the most modern technologies. Regenerative Joint Therapy used to be something reserved for only the most elite athletes, but now non-surgical injections like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Traumeel and Amniotic Fluid exist and can help everyone.
Who Qualifies for Regenerative Joint Therapy?
Anyone really. Although it cannot replace the joint surface of advanced/severe arthritis, it can aid in reducing inflammation, pain and slowing the progression of worsening joint destruction. Regenerative joint therapy is designed for anyone living with a pain in their joints to such a degree that it interferes with their day to day activities. This pain could be both acute or chronic, and caused by new or old injuries, degeneration or any other number of sources.
Understanding the Different Regenerative Joint Therapy Options
At KOI we utilize three major types of regenerative joint therapy: PRP, Amniotic Fluid, and plant-based homeopathic mixtures. All three are injections and work toward the same result: Decreased inflammation, stimulate cells that aid in tissue repair, reduce pain and help prevent the need for surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy is becoming an increasingly more popular form of natural healing, both in the medical and cosmetic industries. (PRP Facial Treatment) What makes this particularly favored is that it is completely derived from your own body! PRP is highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma.
Your blood is drawn. Then the platelets and growth factors are separated with a centrifuge and used to inject into the injured area of your body (joint, muscle, ligament or tendon). This sets up a healing environment that attracts more growth factors and some surrounding stem cells while also stimulating cells called fibroblasts to lay down new tissue that will strengthen and support the injured area. The fact that it is the patient’s own blood means very low risk of adverse reactions.
The amniotic fluid uses a dehydrated form of human amniotic membrane. These tissues provide a non-steroidal mechanism to alleviate pain through reducing inflammation. The injectable amniotic fluid contains growth factors that promote the generation of new tissue and call in the body’s stem cells, anti-inflammatory properties. Amniotic fluid is by nature anti-microbial and is able to prevent and eliminate potential infectious agents and the injection substance is derived from live, healthy donors and does not involve any fetal tissue.
Homeopathic Injectable Therapy
Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine relying on small amounts of natural remedies like herbs, oils, and plants to trigger the body’s natural healing abilities. Similarly, homeopathic injectable therapy relies on micro doses of minerals or plants. They are injected into the affected area to help reduce inflammation, pain, and discomfort.
Benefits of Regenerative Joint Therapy
There are many benefits to regenerative joint therapy, but three benefits stand out above the rest: its non-surgical nature, no downtime, and affordability. In times past, if you had knee pain, and physical therapy failed, your option was narcotics or surgery. But now joint regenerative therapy offers the possibility of living pain-free without any major, invasive operation, missing work and costly medical bills. And since regenerative joint therapy is meant to heal the joint and its surroundings, it can offer a much more sustainable, lasting results.
What to Expect With Regenerative Joint Therapy
The process is quite simple here at KOI Wellbeing. If you would like to explore the possibilities make an appointment Book Now for a consult and get started.
And from there, the simple process is as follows:
- Our doctor will make an assessment of the joint by clinical and ultrasound exam
- She will then determine and discuss with you which therapy is the most effective
On the day of the procedure, there is zero downtime – you won’t have to miss any work if you don’t want to. All that the procedure entails is mild numbing, then the injection. That’s it! No incisions, so no scarring. Recovery time is minimal with just 7-14 days of restricted exercise.
Our Board Certified PMR Physician combines her skills as a Chiropractor, massage therapist and fitness consult to provide the best overall individualized program to help you get the best results from your treatment.
And just like that, you will be back on your feet enjoying all the activities you love, pain-free!