PRP For Joint Health
PRP For Joint Health in Coquitlam, BC
Chronic inflammation of joints can become a serious issue. If left untreated the pain can worsen over time, ultimately disrupting the patient’s routine and lowering overall quality of life. PRP for joint health is an excellent treatment option to hydrate and revitalize your joints.* At Eagle Ridge Medical Clinic, we inject PRP into the affected joint areas to increase hydration and reduce inflammation.
What is PRP?
PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is just as it sounds. It’s plasma enriched by platelets. Plasma is filled with proteins that help blood clot and promote healing. By injecting PRP into areas of concern, the platelet-rich plasma stimulates the body to grow healthy, new cells.*
Where does PRP come from?
PRP comes from the patient’s own bloodstream. Blood is comprised of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. By separating the blood particles, using a process called centrifugation, your provider is able to isolate the PRP and prepare it for injection.
What does PRP for joint health treat?
PRP can treat the following joint health concerns:
- knee pain
- hip pain
- joint osteoarthritis
- ankle pain
- elbow pain
How long does PRP take to work?
PRP for joint health is not a quick fix. Over time, as the tissues are repaired, the pain begins to dissipate. The treatment time line and healing process is different for every patient. Generally, if there are no signs of improvement after a few months, another injection will be tried or alternative course of treatment recommended. Ultimately, your injection amount and treatment length will be determined by your doctor.
Am I a candidate for PRP for joint health?
In order to determine if you are a candidate for PRP for joint pain, a conversation with your physician is required. Ultimately, your doctor will decide if PRP injections are right for you. However, if you are experiencing joint pain, it is worth a conversation with your provider to see if PRP can alleviate your symptoms.
Schedule a Consultation with Eagle Ridge Medical Clinic
If you would like to learn more about PRP for joint health, please call our Coquitlam office at (604) 945-0032 to schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers. You can also request a consultation online, using the form on our site.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.