Joint Rejuvenation Questions and Answers
If your joints are stiff and achy, come to Wellife Ageless Center and try our joint rejuvenation treatments. For more information on how these treatments can benefit you, read our Q and A page below. Call our clinic today or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry, Fayette, & Fulton Counties in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Our joints help us move, and when they become damaged, our range of motion is often negatively impacted. Joint injuries are a common outcome of playing sports and other recreational activities. Fortunately, there are therapeutic treatments available to help instigate the body’s natural healing ability to restore and rejuvenate joints.
What is joint rejuvenation?
By stimulating the body’s own healing mechanism, joint rejuvenation therapy treats the underlying cause of chronic pain and injuries. Joint rejuvenation therapy involves the introduction of substances into the body that stimulate healing and repair through the use of growth factors. These growth factors lead to a restoration of increased mass, tensile strength, elasticity, and greater load bearing capacity of affected connective tissue.
Can joint wear, joint pain, joint stiffness be fixed?
Many different ailments and conditions affecting the joints can be remedied, such as joint pain, stiffness, and wear and tear. There are a multitude of different treatments available, from injections to wave therapy. Joint pain commonly affects the neck, wrists, elbows, knees, hands and hips. Chronic joint pain is particularly inhibiting and can greatly impede upon your overall quality of life. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of joint pain located anywhere on your body, come to Wellife Center today!
What procedures does Wellife Center use to heal joint pain?
The treatments and procedures at Wellife Center include, but are not limited to:
Prolotherapy — Short for “proliferative therapy,” prolotherapy is an injection technique that uses natural solutions to restart and maximize the body’s own healing process. Compounds typically used in these injections are P2G (phenol-glucose-glycerine), dextrose, Sapin, or HGH (human growth hormone).
Prolotherapy injections work by the injected solution acting as an irritant, causing a local inflammatory response. The injured tissues attract tissue-healing cells by releasing specific growth factors. It is used to treat painful conditions in nearly every major area of the body, producing extraordinary results.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy — Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that accelerates the healing process by utilizing your body’s own blood plasma and platelets. Just as how blood swells around an injured area of the body to promote healing, the PRP process replicates this very same natural healing response. This groundbreaking treatment minimizes the time of rehabilitation following an injury or surgery and can often assist patients to avoid surgery or the need for cortisone injections.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) — ESWT is primarily used to treat chronic, pervicacious tendinopathy (tendinitis) throughout the body. It is especially beneficial for:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles’ tendinitis
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Rotator cuff tendinitis / shoulder pain (including both calcific and non-calcific)
- Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (a combination of both gluteal tendon injuries and bursitis surrounding the hip The gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles are the main tendons involved.
If you or someone you know is experiencing acute or chronic joint pain, come to Wellife Center for our joint rejuvenation treatment! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating joint pain and restoring them to good health. For more information on our joint rejuvenation treatments and how they can benefit you, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with one of our joint rejuvenation experts, visit our website or speak with us on the phone today.