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PRP for Arthritis and Joint Pain in Oakland, California

If joint pain impacts your life, it’s time to learn how PRP can help you live an active, pain-free life.

Getting older doesn't mean you have to stop living an active life. But as we age, our joints wear out as the cartilage starts thinning and joints stop producing the fluid that keeps them lubricated. This phenomenon leads to stiffness and joint pain, a common complaint as we age.

Utilizing the growth factors that already exist in your blood, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can regrow and regenerate damaged tissues and relieve inflammation within the joint. We strive to deliver the best PRP for arthritis Oakland has to offer. This minimally-invasive option improves joint pain and performance in people of all ages experiencing joint pain associated with aging, injury, or overuse.

PRP therapy can significantly improve joint mobility and quality of life for many people.

Benefits of PRP for Arthritis and Joint Pain

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve mobility
  • Improve joint function
  • Repair damaged cartilage
  • Increase fluid in the joint space
  • Reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Delay of joint replacement surgeries
  • Natural healing
  • Drug-free therapy
  • Long-term solutions
Oakland prp for arthritis and joint pain patient

Am I a Good Candidate for PRP for Arthritis and Joint Pain?

Generally, anyone with healthy blood can benefit from PRP therapy. You are an especially good candidate if:

  • You have arthritis in the knees, elbows, shoulder
  • Pain from your arthritis prevents you from activities of daily living and activities you enjoy
  • Conservative treatments are not helping
  • Steroids have not reduced your pain

Our Process

We schedule a 30 min initial appointment where you will meet our Nurse Practitioner, Fletcher Munksgard, to evaluate your pain, discuss if you have any previous imaging, and have undergone prior treatments. He may also perform a baseline ultrasound of the joint.

Once you have been evaluated, we will create a personalized PRP treatment plan for you and schedule your PRP injections. We will also start you on supplements to maximize the effectiveness of the PRP injection.

Oakland prp for arthritis and joint pain patient

How Long Does it Take to Feel Benefits?

It can take a few weeks for you to feel the effects as PRP regenerates new cells. Each PRP session can provide relief up to 1 year at a time.

Body areas we treat:

  • Knee: osteoarthritis, meniscus injuries
  • Shoulder: osteoarthritis
  • Elbow: golfer’s elbow, tennis Elbow, elbow arthritis
  • Wrists: carpal tunnel syndrome

PRP for Arthritis and Joint Pain Procedure

We start by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm. Next, it is spun in a centrifuge for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, separating the plasma, red blood cells, and white blood cells from the platelets.

The area to be injected is numbed with a local anesthetic. PRP is injected into the affected joint while using ultrasound guidance to ensure proper placement of the needle.

Post-Procedural Care

  • Discomfort at the injection site following the procedure is normal.
  • The use of a cold compress is recommended to help reduce your symptoms.
  • The use of anti-inflammatory or any blood thinning medications and supplements must be paused for two weeks prior and two weeks following your injection.
  • There is no downtime associated with the procedure, but we do ask that you take caution to avoid heavy lifting, exercising, or other strenuous activities after the injection.
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Risks and Complications

Patients undergoing PRP treatments have reported minimal complications following injections. These include:

  • Injection site pain
  • A higher risk of infection
  • Scar tissue formation
  • Injection site calcification
  • Adjacent tissue or nerve damage
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Why choose Refine Anti Aging to treat your Joint pain?

  • Dr. Reshma Vasanwala and Nurse Practitioner Fletcher Munksgard are highly trained and certified to offer PRP therapy.
  • Fletcher Munksgaard NP is a highly skilled ultrasonographer who will use ultrasound guidance if needed to accurately and precisely inject the joint space.
  • We offer a comprehensive program including pre- and post-procedural care and follow up.

Schedule your Oakland anti-aging appointment at Refine Anti Aging today

You could wait to feel and look your best… but why would you? If you’re interested in Oakland’s best anti-aging treatments, you owe it to yourself to give Refine Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetics a try. Let Dr. Vasanwala get you on the path to maximizing your well-being by scheduling your appointment today! You can also call or text us at the number listed.

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3645 Grand Ave, Ste 302, Oakland, CA

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