Chronic Joint Pain Management in Orange, CA
Veritas Medical Center provides several joint pain treatments that relieve pain naturally. Call (714) 497-2267 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy?
PRP therapy uses an injection of your own growth-stimulating platelets to rejuvenate and repair tissues. It has been successful in the athletic world with professional and recreational athletes alike, treating injuries and enabling athletes to gain full use of the injured parts overtime with almost no pain at all.
Conditions that may benefit from Platelet Rich Plasma therapy are:
- Lumbar spine disc pain
- Ligament sprains
- Rotator cuff injuries or tears, including partial-thickness
- Torn meniscus
- Shoulder pain and instability
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Muscle tears
- Hamstring strain and hip strains
- Knee sprains and instability
- Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis
- Knee, hip, and joint osteoarthritis
- Nerve entrapment syndromes such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and pain
- Lumbar and cervical facet dysfunction and pain
- Joint inflammatory disorders
How does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy work?
The PRP is prepared by collecting blood and using a blood separation device to separate platelets from the red and white blood cells. Platelets contain growth factors that make it effective in delivering long-lasting healing where it is applied.
When there is an injury, the body naturally responds by delivering platelets to the injured area to repair and attract stem cells. PRP therapy is designed to imitate this body science and to further quicken the pace of the healing by injecting additional platelets into the area. This stimulates the body’s own natural regenerative response to regrow and repair damaged tissue.
What is the treatment like?
First, a blood sample is collected from your vein and then added to the centrifuge device to separate your platelets from your red and white blood cells. Then, using Ultrasound guidance, the PRP is injected into and/or around the targeted area. The full treatment may require three to four injections across four weeks.
It only takes about an hour to complete a single session. There may be some pain associated with this treatment, but it will wear off in a few days. We also offer pain-relieving medication to aid in the recovery process. Patients will be monitored closely until they are ready to resume their normal activities.
Are there any side effects?
PRP is a safe treatment and there is no risk of allergic reaction because it uses your own blood. Apart from the discomfort from the injury and the injected area, there are no adverse side effects.
We do offer aftercare and pain-relieving medication for PRP therapy patients but in most cases, the pain will wear off after few days.