Here at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine it is our focus and aim not only to reduce pain but to preserve joint health, slow the progression of degenerative changes and to restore functional control and strength. Here we begin the majority of out treatments with conservative means. In conjunction, we may consider ortho-biological treatment which is now becoming ever popular.
These comprise of biological treatment modalities with regenerative medicine specifically focused around using your own healing cells (in high concentration) to facilitate repair of injured or damaged tissues. Treatments include platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is of the most popular form of biological treatments, which uses High concentrations of platelets which release growth factors to stimulate healing. Th this is a simple, minimally invasive and affective technique using a small sample of your own blood. 20ml of blood is taken and then spun down in a centrifuge two separate blood cells and plasma. Of this, platelets are extracted and then further concentrated and used for treatment. PRP treatment is very effective in the treatment of chronic tendinitis and mild to moderate forms of osteoarthritis.
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We know and understand that PRP treatment is good for reducing pain. We also have good evidence now which supports its role in regeneration of new cartilage.
PRP and Hyaluronic Acid
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment is often used in combination with hyaluronic acid. Hyalurnoic Acid is a substance which is used to nourish cartilage and protect it from further advanced degenerative changes. Hyaluronic acid restores fluid which has been lost with ageing, it has also shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.
PRP and Cortisone
Cortisone is and anti-inflammatory which is used to treat acute joint pain. However, this is short lived and is not great for tissue health long term. In fact, various studies are showing how it is damaging for cartilage help. On the other hand PRP treatment is pro inflammatory, using natural healing properties to stimulate joint repair and natural joint homoeostasis. So in short, Cortisone is helpful short-term for relieving pain but can be detrimental to joint health long-term. Whereas PRP is better for joint health long-term.
In in some cases of severe pain and swelling we may recommend and provide an anti-inflammatory with a joint lubricant.
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Don’t let pain, joint damage, sports injuries or arthritis get in the way of allowing you to do what you want. Schedule a consultation at Dynamic Osteopaths & Regenerative Medicine today, and let us treat your injury, provide pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle. We have clinics operating out of Solihull (Henley-In-Arden), Birmingham (Harborne/Edgbaston) & Bromsgrove (Barnt Green).
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