Knee and Joint Relief
Knee and Joint Relief
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Pentosan Polysulfate has been used in humans for over 60 years, most of it in its FDA approved form as a blood thinner and to treat a painful badder condition called interstitial cystitis. But PPS is quickly finding a role in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
Osteoarthritis is widely assumed to be a condition of “wear and tear” of joints, with the only definitive treatment being joint replacement. But evidence is growing that inflammation and poor blood supply are the primary drivers of joint disease, which can both be treated.
Specifically, PPS has been shown to improve subchondral bone marrow lesions in knee OA. The subchondral bone is located just beneath the joint cartilage and serves as a “shock absorber” to blunt the forces of walking, running and jumping. When this bone, and cartilage, deteriorates, significant pain can result. PPS acts in the joint and bone not only to improve blood supply and decrease inflammation, but also to directly regenerate cartilage and prevent cartilage breakdown.
The success of PPS in knee joints has led to its use for other joint degeneration in the spine, hip, shoulder and hands.
Known as the anti-obesity peptide, AOD 9604 is a modified fragment of HGH that does not adversely affect glucose levels in the blood, carbohydrate metabolism or appetite.
AOD works by boosting your metabolism and increasing lipolytic activity, or fat-destruction, in the body. AOD is approved by the FDA for use as a food supplement.
While it’s primarily used for weight loss, there is increasing data to supports its utilization in bone and cartilaginous regrowth, particularly in the knee.
At InterveneMD, we bring you the most advanced options for treatment.. This includes Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a therapy to help you gain over the injuries in your knees.
PRP uses growth and healing factors in you own platelets and your own blood. It’s a steroid free option that’s helping patients stay active, reduce medications reduce injections, and avoid surgery.
You may be a good candidate for PRP therapy in your knee if your symptoms of osteo-arthritis are not effectively treated through normal methods such as anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, and physical therapy.