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Joint Pain Treatment

Joint pain can occur in the back, shoulders, knees, hips, or any other part of the body. It can also be caused by numerous underlying factors, such as sports injuries, overuse, inflammation, or medical conditions like osteoarthritis. Remedy Pain Solutions provides a wide range of interventional and regenerative treatments that identify and treat the root cause of your joint pain. Rather than simply masking the pain, we provide lasting relief. Please schedule a consultation at our medical centers in Marina del Rey or Manhattan Beach to discuss your joint pain treatment options.

What is Joint Pain Treatment?

Joint pain treatment refers to procedures and techniques used to alleviate joint pain, arthritic pains, discomfort, inflammation, strains and sprains, and other problems. We use interventional techniques, like epidural injections and facet injections, to diagnose the problem and provide immediate pain relief. And we use regenerative medicine, like PRP therapy and stem cell therapy, to facilitate natural healing, encouraging your body to replace the damaged tissues with healthy tissues. Regenerative treatments have the potential to treat, repair, or replace all the damaged tissues, providing complete relief from joint pain without surgeries or narcotics.

Candidates for Joint Pain Treatment

Remedy Pain Solutions is led by nationally-recognized interventional pain specialists who diagnose the root cause of your joint pains to provide customized solutions. Our treatments always start with a comprehensive investigation wherein we discuss your symptoms, examine the affected areas, review your health history, and perform physical tests. We identify swellings, trigger points, and mobility issues to identify the true locus of the joint pain, following which we run advanced imaging tests, like MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays. Based on our diagnosis, we identify the ideal candidates for joint pain treatments.

Generally speaking, you should consider joint pain treatment if you have the following problems:

  • Joint pains in your knees, fingers, elbows, wrists, or any other part of the body.
  • Hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, back pain, elbow pain, or pain in any other part of the body.
  • Arthritic pain.
  • Pain from old injuries or accidents.
  • Sciatica pain.
  • Strained muscles.
  • Sprained ligaments.
  • Tendinitis — inflammation of the tendons on any part of the body.
  • Pain caused by inflammation.
  • Injuries caused by joint overuse.
  • Sporting injuries.
  • Pain caused by underlying conditions, such as osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, etc.

Joint Pain Treatment Options

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelets are special cells in the human blood that contain proteins called growth factors. The growth factors are responsible for your body’s natural healing and growth processes. When you’re injured or wounded, the growth factors increase blood circulation to the injured area and facilitate cellular regeneration to heal the wound.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative procedure wherein a small sample of your blood is harvested, the PRPs are purified in a centrifuge, and then injected into the affected joints. The entire process is simple and painless, involving nothing more invasive than injections. Once the PRPs are injected into the region with the affected joints, your body starts the healing process.

The growth factors in the PRP reduce inflammation and pain around the joints, alleviating the discomfort. They also heal and repair the surrounding tissues, activate the production of new blood vessels, and produce collagen, fat, muscle, and connective tissues. Over time, PRP therapy reverses the damage caused to your joints, restoring optimal functionality.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells are components found in various parts of the body, but they’re usually harvested from the bone marrow. Like PRP, stem cell therapy also uses components derived from the patient’s body (stem cells) to activate the healing process. The stem cells, when carefully isolated and injected into the affected joints, can boost the production of new cells to replace the old and damaged joints and cartilages.

Alpha-2 Macroglobulin (A2M) Therapy

Alpha-2 macroglobulin (A2M) therapy is suitable for patients with damaged joints and cartilages, which often results in arthritic pain. Cartilages are the slippery and soft discs that cushion the joints, allowing them to move without friction. Osteoarthritis occurs when these cartilages gradually get damaged and worn down due to age or injuries, leading to friction between the joints.

Alpha-2-macroglobulin is an enzyme that blocks the release of certain chemicals that eventually damage the cartilage. It captures and expels the harmful chemicals, known as proteases, thereby protecting the cartilages and joints. As such, A2M therapy can provide joint pain relief and address the root cause of the problem.