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PRP Treatment for Knee Pain Promotes Significant Improvements in Knee Joint Mobility

Dec 05, 2019

HARVARD TRAINED PAIN DOCTORS | VOTED #1 PAIN CENTER | PAIN TREATMENT SPECIALISTS

Looking at technological advances over the last 30 years can make your head spin. If you think back to the computer that you grew up with, which was good for playing “Oregon Trail” on a floppy disc, it’s hard to believe that the mobile device currently in your pocket is far more powerful. The same goes for the rapid rise of medical advances in the field of pain management. So many major, invasive, and painful surgeries were utilized to provide pain relief for patients because that’s what was currently available. Today, pain management doctors have a host of treatments such as regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy, and platelet-rich plasma therapy to promote healing and reduce chronic pain.

At Pain Treatment Specialists, our top team of Harvard trained pain doctors utilize a host of cutting-edge treatments to return patients to a pain-free life. If you suffer from knee osteoarthritis or tendonitis, studies suggest that PRP therapy, also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, provides promising results with long-term knee pain relief when injected into the knee. Significant improvements in both pain and mobility are seen using PRP treatment for knee pain, which shows advances in regenerative medicine that have been seen over the past 30 years. Want to speak with a pain doctor and seek PRP treatment for knee pain? The interventional pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists are happy to discuss how PRP treatment for knee pain improves your knee joint.

What is PRP Treatment for Knee Pain?

PRP treatment for knee pain stands for platelet-rich plasma therapy. If you suffer from knee osteoarthritis or tendonitis, this low-pain and low-risk knee pain treatment uses your own blood cells to stimulate growth in tissues that are damaged. Platelets are cell pieces that contain proteins called growth factors. The theory behind PRP treatment for knee pain is that these growth factors support healing, which improves a patient’s pain levels as well as flexibility and mobility. Platelet-rich plasma therapy separates plasma from a person’s own blood, which increases the number of platelets. This now platelet-rich plasma is injected into the knee affected by osteoarthritis to aid healing. The pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists have seen significant improvements in pain relief using PRP treatment for knee pain.

Advantages of PRP Treatment for Knee Pain

Just because technology advances quickly doesn’t always mean that we should jump on board with a new trend. You’ve likely owned several new tech devices and trends that were huge flops, even though they were highly hyped. Thankfully, the Harvard trained pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists carefully research all techniques to ensure that the cutting-edge treatments employed at their state-of-the-art facilities are safe, reliable, and effective. Some of the advantages of PRP treatment for knee pain include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy comes from a patient’s own body. This means that the injections are all-natural, and carry minimal risks.
  • Research suggests that PRP treatment for knee pain promotes healing, especially for patients with knee osteoarthritis and tendonitis.
  • The side-effects and risks are negligible, making recovery time quick.

If you’re looking to discuss the advantages of PRP treatment for knee pain, contact the interventional pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists to see how platelet-rich plasma therapy can improve your chronic knee pain.

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Conditions That Can Utilize PRP for Knee Pain

Knee pain can come on suddenly as the result of an injury or accident, or through long-term wear and tear. The best candidates for PRP treatment for knee pain suffer from knee osteoarthritis or knee tendonitis.

Knee osteoarthritis worsens over time, causing significant knee pain. This condition occurs when cartilage in the knee begins to break down. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that provides a cushion between bones and joints. Pain and stiffness occur once the cartilage breaks down as the bones or joints begin to grind together. The four stages of knee osteoarthritis range from stage 1, which is minor cartilage damage, to stage 4, when the fluid around the knee joint has decreased dramatically, causing intense friction and pain.

Patellar tendonitis, also known as jumper’s knee, occurs when athletes jump frequently. The patellar tendon connects the kneecap to the shinbone which allows your knee to run, kick, and jump. PRP treatment for knee pain works to quickly heal this type of tendonitis, and allow athletes to quickly return to their normal levels of activity.

Common Symptoms of Knee Pain

When you visit your pain doctor, you’ll begin your visit by discussing a list of your knee pain symptoms. Knee pain can center around your knee joint (tibia or femur), knee cartilage (meniscus), kneecap (patella), and tendons and ligaments that surround your knee. Before you begin to discuss pain relief, such as PRP treatment for knee pain, your pain doctor will want to pinpoint the symptoms of your knee pain. Some common symptoms of knee pain include:

  • Warmth and redness
  • Swelling in one specific area of the knee
  • Weakness while standing or walking
  • Inability to straighten, or fully bend, your knee
  • Popping or crunching sounds
  • The feeling like your knee is going to “give out” at any time

Looking to learn more about how PRP treatment for knee pain can help your knee osteoarthritis or patellar tendonitis? Contact the experts at Pain Treatment Specialists to see how our modern treatments can provide pain relief.

Meet our

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George Hanna MD

Director of Pain Management | Double Board Certified


Pain Management
Anesthesiology

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine.
Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ.

Namrata Khimani MD

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED | NEW YORK PAIN Specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Columbia: NY Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Namrata Khimani is a leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Born and raised in New York, Dr. Khimani earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School with honors.

Michael Nguyen MD

TRIPLE Board CERTIFIED | NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY pain specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine
Aesthetics

Harvard Medical School
Brigham & Women’s Hospital


Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

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Meet our Board Certified team

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George
Hanna MD

Double Board Certified
Director of Pain Management
Harvard Medical School
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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Namrata
Khimani MD

Double Board Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Board Certified
Harvard Medical SChool
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After finishing at Harvard, Dr. Michael Nguyen taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.
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