Arthritis is a medical condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints. A couple of the most common joints affected are the knees and hips, but ultimately it can affect any joint in the body regardless of size. Arthritis of the knees can be an extremely uncomfortable and potentially debilitating disease.
Arthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of the smooth tissue called cartilage that covers the ends of the bones making up the joint. It functions as a cushion and keeps the bones from rubbing directly together. Unfortunately, as the cartilage wears away, the bones will begin to rub directly against one another. The result is a perpetual irritation that promotes inflammation within the joint space. This results in the development of pain, swelling and stiffness. These are just some of the classic signs that your joint is beginning to wear down.
For most sufferers, joint arthritis originates from one or a combination of three things. Overuse, a prior injury or a pre-existing medical condition that can directly impact the joint itself (ie., rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune diseases, etc.). Although there is no cure for knee arthritis or arthritis in general, there are measures that can be taken to help mitigate the effects of an arthritic joint and potentially regenerate the joint itself.
In most osteoarthritis cases involving the larger joints, the standard of care revolves around anti-inflammatory pain medications, steroid injections, synthetic lubricates, and when all fails, a total or partial joint replacement. Now imagine another option, one that involves joint rejuvenation in place of a joint replacement. My staff at Sheen Vein and Cosmetics have developed a unique program that can provide a highly effective treatment alternative for those individuals with arthritic joint problems not wanting surgery.
Risks and Side Effects
PRP related treatments are generally considered low-risk procedures with few if any major side effects. Since PRP originates from a person’s own blood, the typical side effect profiles involving allergic reactions do not apply unlike when using injectable medications like corticosteroids. Majority of the issues reported when performing PRP injections involve the actual blood draw process required to attain the sample. Some patients have reported feeling lightheaded and there may be some bruising at the site of the blood draw.
If you are suffering with arthritic joints, but not wanting surgery, call Sheen Vein and Cosmetics today at 314.842.1441 to schedule your Free consultation. See if you are a candidate for this potentially life changing Joint Rejuvenation Program.