When warmer weather starts to sneak up on us, so does the urge to get moving outside! But for over 27 million Americans, knee pain may slow them down and get in the way of having a good time. We want to help you by sharing some natural tips for stiff and sore joints, along with diving deeper into how our PRP treatment for knee conditions might be able to help you get that spring back in your step!
Tips To Help Relieve Pain
The seasons changing can be exciting, but for some people suffering from arthritis, it can also bring more discomfort and pain. Here are some tips that might help your joints adjust to the changing weather better:
🚰 Stay Hydrated – To help keep your joints fluid, drinking more electrolytes can be key! Make sure to always carry around a reusable bottle filled with water or Gatorade. Be mindful of drinks that can dehydrate you, such as caffeine and alcohol.
👟 Dress For Success – When you wear clothing that is hot, heavy or tight, it can constrict your movement and exacerbate pain. Try wearing layers so you are able to stay cool if the weather gets nicer throughout the day. Cotton and linen fabrics are great for changing temperatures because they allow airflow and usually move with your body easily. You may also want to leave those heels in your closet and wear shoes that help support your knees and back for extra comfort.
🏊♀️ Stay Active – When you skip the gym for a few days or sit at a desk all day, your knees can stiffen up, making it even harder to find the motivation to move. Try to take an afternoon walk every day after work or go swimming at your local gym to help exercise your joints in a way that is easier on them.
So How Can We Help?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is non-invasive and uses your body’s natural healing process to combat knee problems. A report by the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine found that about 73% of patients treated with PRP therapy showed a delay in the progression of osteoarthritis in their knees and did not need knee replacement surgery.
As soon as our PRP treatment is injected, it immediately starts to repair knee damage. The treatment only takes a few minutes, and visible improvements usually happen and reduction of pain is noticed after a few days! Patients treated with PRP for knee conditions reported:
- 56% reduction in pain within the first six months of the administration
- 60% reduction in pain within the first year of treatment
- Improvement in functional scores by 24% per annum
- Improvement in Daily Living Scores by 46% within the first six months
- Improvement in Daily Living Scores by 56% within the first year
If you are interested in learning more about our platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, call 📞 us at 816-214-5276 or visit http://bit.ly/2va4nlz!