Joint Pain

As you get older, you don’t have to accept achy joints as a fact of life. At Preventative Medical Clinic, our experienced practitioners offer PRP to treat joint pain in Omaha. Although relatively new, PRP injections have been found to relieve pain, promote healing, and regenerate soft tissue after injuries from sports and other physical activity.

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Your Experience

The incredible service you expect from Kohll’s is at the core of what we do here at Preventative Medical Clinic. When you visit us for a cosmetic or wellness appointment, you can anticipate the personal, knowledgeable care that’s been our hallmark for more than 70 years.

What Can PRP Do?

PRP injections can alleviate the symptoms of:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Torn muscles
  • Knee arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Achilles tendon ruptures

The Treatment Experience

To prepare platelet-rich plasma, blood is drawn from the patient. The platelets are then isolated and the concentration is increased by centrifugation. Once that process is finished, the platelet-rich plasma is combined with the residual blood and injected into the area of the patient’s injury.

The injection may also be a mixture of platelet-rich plasma and a local anesthetic to assist with analgesia.

The treatment lasts between 1 and 2 hours, which includes preparation and recovery. This type of therapy provides pain relief without the risks of surgery and extended recovery.

Patients will feel some moderate discomfort after the platelet-rich plasma treatment, which could last up to a few days. The physician may prescribe a small dosage of pain medication for severe cases and if pain after the treatment is persistent.

Since all of the ingredients used in PRP are exclusively from your own body, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or intolerance—as reported in several thousand papers written on the subject. The most commonly reported side effect associated with platelet-rich plasma treatment is tenderness where the injection was administered.

Patients are advised to minimize activity for 24 hours after the treatment, but most patients have been able to continue with their daily activities immediately after the injection. It may take several weeks for the patient to notice the full effect of the treatment. During that time, it is important for the patient to follow their physical therapy regimen.

If the patient does not feel the injection was effective, it may be recommended for them to receive additional platelet-rich plasma treatments.

Other Options for Athletes

We offer compounding—the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Working closely with athlete and healthcare providers, compounding allows pharmacists to prepare medication in strengths and delivery systems that are just right for that particular athlete’s body.

  • A compounding pharmacist may be able to combine various drugs into a single dosage to combat nerve pain, customize topical antifungal medications, or formulate special preparations to heal blisters or calluses
  • Compounded sunblock creams, lotions,, and lip balms may help protect athletes participating in outdoor sports
  • Regenerative injection therapy (RIT), also known as prolotherapy—a minimally invasive injection procedure that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair chronically damaged ligaments or tendons

Keep moving with Preventative Medical Clinic. Request your consultation online or call us at (402) 408-0017 to book your visit.

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