Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that occurs following the breakdown and deterioration of the cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is what cushions the ends of our bones, allowing for fluid movement and shock absorption. Over time this cartilage can wear down, causing bone-on-bone rubbing when moving, which can be extremely painful and cause limited mobility for those who suffer from this condition.

While there are some options available for treating osteoarthritis, PRP therapy may be the most effective way to treat the pain naturally without medications or surgery.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Just as the deterioration of the cartilage in the joint develops slowly over time, causing osteoarthritis, the symptoms also show themselves slowly and worsen as time goes on.

Some common symptoms include:

Often referred to as the “wear and tear” disease, osteoarthritis doesn’t just affect the cartilage; it affects the entire joint and can lead to significant changes in the bone as well as deterioration of the connective tissue that attaches muscle to the bone resulting in severe inflammation and pain. 

Those who are older, obese, have sustained injuries, are genetically predisposed, or have diabetes are at a higher risk for osteoarthritis.

Turn To Elevated Health NYC For Help

PRP therapy can help decrease the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. These treatments are an effective, safe, and non-invasive option for those who are tired of pain medication “masking” their symptoms.

Some additional health benefits to PRP include: