Joint Pain Management
Pain in the joints, like knee pain and hip pain are commonly caused by joint degeneration, known as osteoarthritis. While degeneration can affect any joint, weight bearing joints (hip and knee) are most commonly affected. Other causes of joint pain include muscle strains, ligament injury, tendon inflammation or bursa inflammation.
Some interventions used for joint pain management include:
Steroid injections: Steroids decrease pain by decreasing inflammation and allowing the joint to heal.
Hyaluronic acid injection: Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that reduces joint pain and stiffness. It is naturally present throughout the body and in the joints, it helps with lubrication, cartilage and bone growth and it reduces inflammation.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: PRP is a mixture of growth factor rich plasma from your blood. Blood is collected and centrifuged to obtain a yellow liquid plasma that is rich in growth factors that promote healing.