There are various possible causes of knee pain, from sports injuries to arthritis. Many people turn to PRP injections as a treatment option since they are very effective in relieving knee pain. Injections are typically given after an MRI has determined the source of the knee pain. If you’re experiencing knee pain, talk to your chiropractor in Beverly Hills at Chaney Chiropractic Clinic in Hernando County and Citrus County, FL, about whether a PRP injection is right for you.
What Is PRP Injection?
PRP is an abbreviation for “platelet-rich plasma.” PRP therapy is a type of regenerative medicine. It’s used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions and injuries.
PRP is made from a small sample of your blood. Your blood is placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood to separate the different components. Our Chiropractor in Spring Hills then injects the platelet-rich plasma into the area of your body that needs treatment.
PRP contains a high concentration of cells that help your blood clot and also contain growth factors. Growth factors are proteins that help repair tissue and promote healing.
How Does PRP Work for Knee Pain?
Your Chiropractor in Beverly Hills uses PRP injections to treat various conditions that cause knee pain, such as:
Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage in your joints to break down. This leads to pain, swelling, and stiffness. PRP injections can help by increasing the concentration of growth factors in the affected area. This can help repair the cartilage and reduce knee pain.
Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon. It’s often caused by overuse or repetitive motions. PRP injections can help by reducing inflammation and promoting healing of the tendons.
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that cushions your knee joint. Meniscus tears are common in athletes and can be very painful. PRP injections can help by reducing pain and promoting healing of the meniscus.
Patellar tendinitis is the tendon inflammation that connects your kneecap to your shinbone. It’s often caused by overuse or repetitive motions. PRP injections can help by reducing inflammation and promoting healing of the tendon.
Knee fractures can be caused by high-impact injuries, such as car accidents or falls. PRP injections can help by promoting healing of the bone and reducing pain.
ACL injuries are common in athletes. They can be caused by a sudden change in direction or landing from a jump. PRP injections can help by reducing inflammation and promoting healing of the ACL.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Help with Your Knee Pain
If you’re experiencing knee pain, our chiropractor in Spring Hills can help. At Chaney Chiropractic Clinic in Hernando County and Citrus County, FL, we offer PRP injections and other chiropractic treatments. Contact our office today at (352) 270-8869 or (352) 686-6385 to schedule an appointment.