Joint pain is highly common complaint with some surveys finding that 30% of adults have had joint pain in the past 30 days. The most common method of treatment is medication typically using NASIDs like Advil that lower the pain and decrease swelling. For most joint pain this treatment should resolve the condition within a week or two. Pain and swelling lasting longer needs medical care and intense acute pain needs immediate medical care.
Newly developed treatments are able to treat pain that has not responded to medication. There is a pioneering group of doctors, who are seeking innovative solutions to issues of chronic pain and some acute joint injuries. They have developed and implemented approaches that harness our bodies’ own healing and regenerative powers to not only relieve pain and restore mobility — but in a manner that has minimal risks or side effects. A new method named “Needle Surgery” has been developed that combines micro-incisions done by a needle combined with the injection of activated PRP. PRP is a concentrated portion of your blood containing platelets, stem cells and growth factors that when activated, is then injected into a needle surgery site.
The advantages of needle surgery are that the procedure does not require any incision. Needle Surgery is done under local anesthesia when it’s required, while in many cases it is not. The recovery time for treatment of chronic pain conditions is measured in hours and days. While the fully recover from acute injuries is weeks. The complication occurrence is minimal as there is no incision of the skin.