Joint Pain Treatment at Genesis Lifestyle Medicine
Your joints take on the brunt of stress during any physical activity. Overuse of joints can cause them to wear out and hurt.
If you're experiencing sharp, stabbing pain in your knees when walking or a painful stiffness in your shoulders, then you may have an injured joint. At Genesis Lifestyle Medicine in Carmel, we are a premier joint pain therapy facility located just north of Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit our treatment center today for care from our professionals in Indianapolis.
What can increase your vulnerability to joint pain?
Joint pain can occur at any time and affect anyone. But you may be particularly vulnerable to it if:
- You are over the age of 40
- You are overweight or have experienced severe weight fluctuations
- You are involved in intense sporting or physical activity
- You have been injured and have a persistent fracture or torn ligament/tendon that doesn’t heal
- You have been diagnosed with arthritis or another degenerative joint disease
When you visit our Indianapolis, Indiana med spa, we will be able to evaluate your medical condition and narrow down the cause of your joint pain. We will also be able to advise you about the best lifestyle changes you can adopt to reduce your risk of developing and/or further worsening joint pain.
Where can you experience joint pain?
You may experience joint pain in your:
At Genesis Lifestyle Medicine, our joint pain therapy specialists will conduct a thorough examination and recommend a personalized treatment plan that can help you experience pain relief. Contact us today.
What types of joint pain
treatments do we offer?
Genesis Lifestyle Medicine is one of Indiana’s premier providers of joint pain treatment. Depending on the nature of your condition, we recommend one of two procedures:
Joint pain therapy
Joint pain is usually an indication of a tear in your joint. If you don't fix this tear, the bones the injured joint connects to become very unstable and are at a huge risk of dislocation, fracture, or complete breakage.
Joint pain therapy is one of the best and safest treatments available for joint pain. Here, we use your own cellular material to heal and regenerate the cells of your joints. Our Genesis Lifestyle Medicine specialists harvest healthy joint cells from uninjured joints and tissues. We then graft the cells into the injury site and allow the cells to regenerate and fix the joint.
By using your own cellular material, we remove the risk of treatment rejection and ensure you have a successful outcome. Within a matter of weeks, you’ll experience better joint flexibility and strength.
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy
If your joint pain results from osteoarthritis, you may find platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to be more beneficial than joint pain therapy. Studies show that PRP inhibits inflammation at the pain site and also slows down the advancement of joint diseases like arthritis.
PRP uses your blood plasma to heal damaged joints. The plasma is rich in growth factors, proteins, and nutrients, which are essential for cellular regeneration.
We first take a vial of blood from your body and place it in a centrifuge. Here, the plasma is separated from the red blood cells and we transfer it into a different container. This plasma is injected into the treatment site. Once infused into your joints, the healing factors in the plasma help replace old and damaged cells, allowing you to strengthen and heal your joints.
A quick and minimally-invasive treatment
At Genesis Lifestyle Medicine, our priority is your comfort and convenience. We offer top-notch care and the best joint pain treatment in Indianapolis. Before we start the treatment, we will speak to you so as to understand your unique medical history. Based on this information, we choose the anesthesia and the right joint pain treatment.
During the consultation, we will inform you of the treatment date. On the day, you are administered the localized numbing agent and the cells/blood are harvested from you, depending on the procedure being done. Once we have the syringes ready, we use an ultrasound machine to help us navigate through the deep tissues and muscles, to the treatment site. The injection may be done in a single treatment site or multiple sites, depending on your medical needs. The entire procedure can be completed in under 2 hours.
You will be asked to lie still for a period of time to allow the treatment to settle. You may experience minor stiffness and tenderness at the treatment site immediately after the procedure. We recommend that you get a driver to take you back home. You'll begin to feel the effects of the treatment a few weeks after the procedure. Slowly, your joint pain will reduce, and you'll regain the strength and flexibility you had before the joint injury/condition.
For more information or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us at Genesis Lifestyle Medicine in Indianapolis today.