Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting millions of people around the world. It is generally considered to be a “wear and tear” diseases of old age. It occurs when the “cartilage” which is supposed to protect the ends of bones from friction wears down over time. Once the cartilage completely deteriorates, the ends of bones end up rubbing each other which is the cause of the pain. Apart from the breakdown of cartilage, there is also some inflammation, osteophyte formation (a bony projection) and damage to the ligaments holding the joints together.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis include: -
Osteoarthritis is usually managed symptomatically with pain killers and once the condition becomes severe enough, knee replacement surgeries are advised.
At Mirakle Wellness Clinic, we administer either ProloTherapy or Platelet-Rich Plasma depending on the severity of the condition. You can learn more about each therapy by clicking the respective links.
These Regenerative Therapies are designed to stimulate your body’s natural healing systems to repair the damage. The problem with osteoarthritis is that the cartilage has no blood supply, therefore the healing factors cannot reach the area to repair the damage. With the help of ProloTherapy or Platelet-Rich Plasma, the blood supply to the area is increased and cartilage forming cells are stimulated to repair the damage and regenerate new cartilage.
These therapies along with some easy to perform exercises and supplements to support joint health, patients will get good symptomatic relief and will be able to perform their daily activities without any hindrance. In many cases, knee replacement surgeries can be avoided to a large extent.