A major portion of the population is facing problems in their day-to-day activities due to knee pain. You can not take pills for too long or major surgery is also not a solution for the early stage.
According to the condition and level of pain or damage, there are other options to take care of your knee pain instead of painkillers and surgery. There are few injections that can provide you relief from your knee pain, some injections will work for temporary relief and some work for long-term relief. The best part is you don’t need to rush for major surgery.
Adipose-derived cellular fraction:
These injections are prepared by separating cells from the fat tissues. This is a cell base treatment and an autologous process. These cells have special qualities which heal the damaged tissue and regenerate the deteriorating cartilage. These injections are used to treat knee osteoarthritis which is very common in people. These injections are safe and have long-term( > 5 years) relief in your joint pain. Adipose-derived cellular fraction injections are more effective in the early stage of osteoarthritis. The fat tissues are harvested from your own body with a very simple procedure which is done in a single surgical sitting.
PRP ( Platelet-rich plasma):
Injections of PRP are used in osteoarthritis joint pain. PRP injections are ready by utilizing your own blood and platelets, it animates the healing process. Platelets carry proteins and growth factors that promote soft tissue healing. These injections are helpful for short-term pain relief.
These injections are used by many orthopedic doctors in case of knee pain or osteoarthritis. This injection gives you short-term relief from pain for 2 or 3 months only. There are small chances of side effects like an infection or damage to the cartilage, it can also raise the sugar level.
These injections are generally used as lubricants and shock absorbers. A single treatment requires 1-3 injections and the effects last for few months. In some cases, these injections can cause inflammatory reactions.
If you are having pain in your knees and facing difficulty in your day-to-day activities due to knee pain this is an alert for you. Please go and visit your orthopedic doctor and consult before it gets worse.