As we age, our knees wear down. Over time, this can lead to significant pain in them.
Until recently, the options for managing knee pain included exercise, weight loss, cognitive behavioral therapy, physical therapy, pain relief medications — both over the counter and physician prescribed — and steroid injections, or even surgery. If you have tried these to help relieve your pain and still have pain we offer an option for your consideration.
At interveneMD, we bring you the most advanced options for the treatment of your pain. This includes Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a therapy to help you gain over the pain 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.
According to a 2017 National Institutes of Health review of knee-pain relief studies, PRP injections in the knee are helpful in the relief of pain as noted at “3, 6 and 12 months follow-up.”
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.
We’d love to discuss what we think this breakthrough treatment might do for you. There appears to be very little risk other than the cost, because at this time, insurance companies do not cover it. But remember at interveneMD, we have the most affordable care available.