Why PRP and Stem Cell Therapy are Game-Changers in Revitalizing Aging Joints

Your joints are constantly in motion, and they sustain an incredible amount of wear during your lifetime. As you get older, your joints can get stiff and achy.

Fortunately, medical advancements, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy, have created options to revitalize aging joints.

At California Wellness Institute, we offer both PRP therapy and stem cell therapy to treat joint pain and discomfort. Our offices in Los Angeles and Rancho Mirage are led by Eugene C. Tajaratnam, MD, a board-certified physician in urology and anti-aging medicine. 

What is PRP therapy?

Platelets, which are produced by your body, aid in collagen production and tissue repair. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a process in which some of your platelets are harvested and then injected into targeted areas to promote healing. 

Platelet-rich plasma therapy can help treat:

If your physician determines that PRP therapy is right for you, you can expect a relatively quick out-patient procedure. First, your blood is drawn. Then it’s run through a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood. Then the platelet serum is reinjected into your sore joints. 

One of the biggest advantages of PRP therapy is that it uses your own platelets to promote your healing, so it’s natural and safe. By delivering a high concentration of platelets to your affected areas, it can help speed up tissue repair. 

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cells are unspecialized cells in your body that can develop into other types of cells. They are crucial in human development, and recent studies have shown that they have tremendous promise in healing and tissue regeneration.

Stem cell therapy has strong potential for treating:

Stem cell therapy involves harvesting stem cells and injecting them into your affected joints. Stem cells, which are usually obtained with a needle from the pelvic bones, can be taken from your own body or from a donor.

If you’d like to see if PRP therapy or stem cell therapy can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with California Wellness Institute today.

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