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Are There Natural Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis Pain?

By: Dr. Nathaniel Shober


Arthritis pain in the joints can be debilitating, making it uncomfortable and even impossible to enjoy your favorite activities. While invasive procedures and prescription medications may provide relief from osteoarthritis pain, many men and women prefer a more natural alternative that offers consistent, long-lasting results. At Greystone Regenerative Medicine in Concord, NH, Dr. Nathaniel Shober and our team of wellness experts offer a wide array of natural treatment options to help patients get the osteoarthritis pain relief they deserve without the need for synthetic chemicals, prescriptions, or extensive procedures with lengthy recovery periods. Read on to learn more about PRP therapy specifically, and find out how this all-natural treatment option may help restore your joint comfort and function once again.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a common condition in which the protective cartilage between the joints begins to wear down, allowing “bone-on-bone” contact that can be quite painful and immobilizing in some cases. Most often, the development of osteoarthritis is associated with age and genetics, though it can also be related to joint injury or trauma. Osteoarthritis typically affects the knees, hands, hips, neck, and lower back, though it can also develop in other joints.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

The most common osteoarthritis symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness in the joints
  • Feeling and/or sound of bones scraping or grinding against each other
  • Tenderness or swelling around the joint
  • Rigidity in the joints
  • Inflexibility
  • Bone spurs

For many people, pain is the most obvious and impactful sign of osteoarthritis, making it difficult or painful to perform even the simplest of tasks, like tying shoes or walking up the stairs.

How can osteoarthritis pain be treated without prescription medications?

At Greystone Regenerative Medicine, we are committed to helping patients find natural, effective solutions for their pain whenever possible. For osteoarthritis joint pain specifically, PRP therapy offers a unique opportunity to heal damaged tissues using the body’s natural regenerative properties.

PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is a nutrient-rich component of the blood. During PRP therapy for osteoarthritis pain, a small tube of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm. The blood is then spun in our on-site centrifuge, a specialized piece of equipment that separates the PRP from the rest of the blood. Finally, the prepared PRP serum is injected into the affected joint. The regenerative elements and nutrients in the PRP then work to stimulate the body’s healing processes, helping to repair damaged tissues and ultimately reducing the patient’s painful symptoms.

How long does PRP for osteoarthritis last?

The results of PRP therapy for osteoarthritis pain can last for up to nine months. Many patients choose to schedule their PRP injections twice per year, at six-month intervals, to help maintain consistent relief before their symptoms return. During your initial consultation for PRP arthritis injections, Dr. Shober will recommend the most appropriate treatment timeline for you.

Help relieve your pain the natural way with PRP therapy for osteoarthritis in Concord, NH

While physical therapy, diet and lifestyle modifications, and other at-home methods may help to slow the progression of your osteoarthritis and reduce certain symptoms, the most reliable level of pain relief can often be achieved by combining these tactics with an in-office treatment or procedure, like PRP therapy. To learn more about PRP injections and other natural treatment options for osteoarthritis pain, call Greystone Regenerative Medicine in Concord, NH to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Nathaniel Shober today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.