The places in your body where two bones come together are called joints. Every bone at the end is covered with cartilage which is tough and rubber-like materials that work as a shock absorber and reduces friction between the two bones. Over time, the cartilage begins to decay and hence its ability to perform as a shock absorber and reduce friction between bones, begins to decrease. This joint condition is thus also called wear and tear arthritis. As the cartilages wear down, the joints begin to rub against each other, the Ligaments and Tendons begin to stretch which causes severe pain.
Osteoarthritis mostly affects old people. With the increase in age, the risk of getting osteoarthritis too increases. The age group of 60 and above is mostly affected but also people in their thirties and forties have begun to experience this disease. Osteoarthritis may occur in any joint of the body. The areas that are commonly affected are-
The disease begins to show its symptoms slowly and over time aggravates. The major symptoms include-
There are quite a few ways of treating osteoarthritis and the few common being uses of injections, anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy or a surgery. But recently, the Orthogen PRP method or Protein-Rich Plasma method is used to treat osteoarthritis pain. There are elements in the plasma of your blood to induce growth of tissues. When growth promoting factors like plasma are introduced in the affected area, it helps to grow new tissues which reduce the inflammation in the tissue and in turn reduces the pain.
In the procedure, blood from your body is drawn using a syringe and then coagulated to separate the plasma from the other components. By numbing the affected area, the PRP is introduced there. The entire process typically takes about an hour.
This method of treatment, till now have shown quite good results. It has reduced pain after a follow up of 3 to 6 and 12 months and has ended up showing better health results. Also, it reduces any kind of risk as the blood used for the treatment is drawn from your body. Dr Vineeth MB, Ortho Consultant in Kochi provides Joint Pain Treatment in Ernakulam. Non Surgical Osteoarthritis PRP Treatment in Kerala, India