Is PRP right for me?
Those who suffer from hip or shoulder injuries or degeneration struggle daily with debilitating and sometimes immobilizing pain. Conventional, conservative treatment methods may include corticosteroid injections, physical therapy sessions and, potentially, surgery. When caught early, patients may be treated with HA injections or other forms of visco-supplementation for their joints. In later stages, as cartilage degenerates further, patients often have joint arthroscopy procedures to clean out the joint and repair and remove damaged tissues. In further advanced stages of degeneration, patients undergo total joint replacement surgery.
PRP and/or stem cell therapy may provide another option for affordable, minimally invasive treatment of any of the following:
- Labral tears
- Degenerative joint disease
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tendon and/or ligament pain
Ask your doctor if PRP or stem cell therapy may help to relieve your joint pain and get you back to doing what you love.