Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition that causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Traditional treatments often include pain medications, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery. However, PRP therapy is emerging as a promising alternative for managing knee osteoarthritis. As a physician, I often recommend PRP therapy to patients looking for a non-surgical option to alleviate their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

PRP therapy works by injecting a concentration of your platelets into the knee joint, which releases growth factors that aid in repairing damaged cartilage and reducing inflammation. For patients with osteoarthritis, this means that PRP may help to slow the progression of the disease and potentially regenerate some of the lost cartilage. Clinical studies have shown that patients receiving PRP injections may experience significant pain reduction and functional improvement compared to those receiving traditional treatments.

One of the reasons patients prefer PRP therapy is its ability to possibly provide long-lasting relief. While pain medications can offer temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of osteoarthritis. PRP, on the other hand, may target the root of the problem by enhancing the body’s natural healing processes. This may result in sustained pain relief and improved joint function, allowing patients to enjoy their daily activities with less discomfort.