Life can be many things, but painful shouldn’t be one of them. There are at least 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain and millions who experience serious sports injuries every year. There are many different ways to try and manage pain, but too few eliminate the pain at its source. Everyone deserves to live an active and pain free life, here’s how to fight the pain using a new regenerative medicine technique.
Athletes are familiar with joint pain due to the physical limitations they must continually push themselves against. Up to 52% of badminton players have past or present shoulder pain and a large number of contact sports players see some kind of joint pain within their career. Athletes aren’t the only ones who suffer from joint pain, as up to 30% of those who perform repetitive tasks with their hand suffer from tennis elbow — if left on its own, tennis elbow can take anywhere from six to 48 months to heal properly.
Hip pain is one of the most frequently experienced sources of pain for the elderly next to back and knee pain. There are at least 258,000 annual hospital admissions for hip fractures among seniors aged 65 and up. Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls; this most often happens when a person falls sideways and lands on their hip. By the year 2030 it is estimated that the number of hip fractures could see a 12% increase to 289,000; this only adds to the pressures that doctors already face when it comes to pain management.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a non-invasive procedure that helps rebuild a patient’s damaged tendon or cartilage using platelets from the patient’s own blood. PRP therapy not only helps those with chronic pain find relief, but it can actually accelerate the healing process. For those who suffer from moderate osteoarthritis in the hip, knee or shoulder or chronic tendonitis in the elbow or ankle, PRP therapy may be able to help you life a pain free lifestyle.