Joint pain in adults is probably more common than you think. According to the 2020 Global Pain Index Report, around 80 percent of the world’s adult population is experiencing joint pain, with one-third of those having the worst sensation of joint pain in their knees.
With so many people suffering, you would have thought by now that there is a solution for any joint pain. Well, there is … surgery. Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest of solutions, and it is seldom practical, especially in the long term. The second-most used answer is painkillers, but that is not a solution – it’s just a way of masking the problem.
Research is ongoing to find alternatives to surgery and painkillers, and plenty of alternative and successful solutions have been found. One of the most promising treatments capable of helping with knee pain is regenerative medicine.
Learn How Regenerative Medicine Can Help With Your Knee Pain
You may think your knee is simply a ‘hinge’ that links your lower and upper legs, but it is far more complicated. Knees offer a range of movements, and knees are one of the most complex joints in the human body. This complication can lead to … complications when the knee starts to fail, which it can do if it suffers any damage, or naturally as the body ages.
Joint tissue is essential for knees, and once one area of joint tissue begins to fail, it is up to other areas to ‘pick up the slack’. This causes physical stress as muscles are forced to work overtime, which can lead to tears and other issues that cause sensations of chronic pain.
Instead of replacing the knee with an artificial joint, studies have been made of treatments that can help strengthen the joint tissue around the knee. A stronger knee, therefore, has to work less to function, and therefore less pain is felt until no pain is felt. One of these treatments is regenerative medicine.
Regenerative Medicine Aims to Help the Body Regenerate its Natural Resources
Regenerative medicine is an entirely natural treatment as it uses the patient’s natural resources for the body to help itself. One of these treatments is called ‘platelet-rich plasma’ or PRP treatment. This is the blood that is removed safely from the patient’s body and then subjected to a centrifugal force. The individual elements that make up the blood are separated, and the red and white blood cells are removed, leaving plasma and platelets. This platelet-enriched plasma is injected into the muscles surrounding the patient’s knee.
Blood platelets have many functions, including releasing growth hormones and anti-inflammatory proteins. The platelets help repair the damaged cells within the knee, and they also help increase a patient’s range of movement as they reduce inflammation. They also encourage muscle cells to regenerate by supporting the body’s natural immune processes. With the help of platelet-rich plasma, the muscles around the knee become stronger. The knee usually functions again, and chronic pain sensations are reduced or disappear entirely.
If you are suffering from knee pain, or any pain from general discomfort to chronic, then Macomb Pain Management will be able to help. Our regenerative medicine techniques have helped hundreds of people find the solutions to their pain problems, and they could be the solution you have been seeking for so long. Why not have a friendly chat with our team of Board Certified physicians to begin to address your healthcare needs? Call us today at (248) 844-8281 or contact us through our online contact form.