Relieve pain with regenerative joint injections
Regenerative joint injections are a treatment that uses a patient’s own blood cells to boost healing. The Bliss Room offers these joint injections to treat injuries and trauma to the joint that have not benefited from other forms of treatment.
What are Growth Factors?
The concentrated sample used in regenerative medicine consists of the liquid portion of blood called plasma and growth factors, which are a type of blood cell that plays a healing role in the body. Growth factors trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue healing in the treatment area. Because the sample used in regenerative medicine contains a higher concentration of growth factors than blood, it is an effective treatment for injuries and trauma.
What to Expect During The Treatment
The specialist will begin the procedure by drawing the patient’s blood. Then, the vial of blood will be placed into a machine called the centrifuge that will rapidly spin the blood to separate the growth factors and plasma from the rest of the blood.
The solution will then be transferred into a syringe and injected into the patient’s joint. Depending on the patient’s condition, the injection may be guided by ultrasound. The patient will then be moved to a recovery area for observation, to ensure they don’t experience any adverse reactions or side effects. The entire treatment will take about 30 minutes.
The goal of regenerative injections is to increase the concentration of growth factors in the joint to accelerate the healing process. Though the exact mechanism behind these injections is not completely understood, research has shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in the sample that’s used may stimulate or speed up the healing process, shortening the healing time for injuries and alleviating pain.
Who is a Candidate for Regenerative Medicine?
Growth factor injections may be done to treat individuals diagnosed with the following health conditions:
- Tendon injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
- Pulled hamstrings
- Pulled muscles
- Post-surgical repair
The injections may also help increase circulation and reduce inflammation.
The Recovery Process for Regenerative Medicine
After the treatment, patients may experience increased sensitivity, mild swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Patients being treated for a sports injury or post-surgical pain may need to rest for a few days.
How Soon Will Patients Feel The Results?
The effects of regenerative injections vary from person to person. Some patients experience an improvement in their symptoms immediately after the injection, while others may need a few days or even weeks to feel the results. We encourage every patient to follow recovery instructions and attend each of the follow-up visits.
Risks of Growth Factor Injections
Because the concentrated solution is obtained from the patient’s own blood, there is minimal risk of infection or other complications. Other common side effects may include an increase in inflammation and pain after the injection.
Before the treatment, the specialist will numb the treatment site with a local anesthetic to reduce the risk of discomfort and sensitivity. The entire procedure is generally safe and well-tolerated by patients.