Your treatment plan for arthritis depends on the type of arthritis you have and its severity. Initially, treating mild arthritis pain involves over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories.
You may also benefit from physical therapy and at-home exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your joints.
When arthritis pain is disabling, Dr. Ali may recommend regenerative medicine therapies using platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
PRP contains growth factors that speed up and improve the efficiency of your natural healing ability. Injections of PRP stimulate your body to produce new, healthy tissue to replace damaged joint tissue, providing you with long-term relief of pain.
Dr. Ali also specializes in viscosupplementation treatment for knee arthritis. This minimally invasive procedure involves injections of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance already in your body, to lubricate and cushion the knee joint to reduce friction and pain.
If you have chronic joint pain and need solutions to improve your mobility, schedule an evaluation at The Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute today online or by calling the office.