According to the American College of Rheumatology, there are more than 100 types of arthritis and related diseases. Our goal is to find the right treatment for each individual patient. At your consultation, we will listen to your story, review your medical records, perform a physical exam, and order new tests if needed.
Common rheumatic conditions treated:
If you are experiencing joint pain or swelling, schedule a consultation and we will find the right treatment for you.
1. Corticosteroid injection for:
Joint Injections: Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Trigger Finger Injection
2. Hyaluronic acid injections are available for Knee Osteoarthritis. These include: Euflexxa, Monovisc, and Synvisc.
1. What is platelet- rich plasma therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own platelets to promote healing of your ligaments, muscles, joints, and tendons.
When PRP is injected into your joint, it aims to reduce chronic pain and joint deterioration by use of bioactive growth factors, stem cells, and natural proteins.
2. What are Benefits of PRP?
Treating chronic pain
Reducing tendonitis symptoms
May decrease osteoarthritis symptoms, bursitis, and fasciitis
3. How does the PRP therapy work?
A sample of your blood will be drawn and placed into a centrifuge, which spins your blood at a high velocity, separating out the platelets.
These platelets contain growth factor proteins that promote healing and tissue regeneration in your body.
We will then take the concentrated platelets and recombine them with your blood plasma to create PRP.
PRP will rejuvenate your joint’s function and decreases pain by attracting stem cells and new blood vessels to the area.
4. What can I expect after PRP therapy?
The procedure lasts around 30-45 minutes.
Patients may start to notice improvement with the first 2-3 weeks. However, it takes 6-9 weeks to truly assess your response to the PRP injection.
Side effects are uncommon but may include slight irritation and itching.
There is no downtime, and you can return to your daily activities right away.