Having pain in the joints can be absolutely debilitating. Our shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, hands, and wrists are constantly in motion, and joint pain proves to be a significant hindrance to the enjoyment of life for those with joint issues. This problem affects people of all ages and occupations.
Common Joint Conditions
At BeauxMD, we use PRP therapy to treat painful joint issues for our patients. Here are some of the common conditions that we treat.
Tennis elbow comes from repeating the same motion. The tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow become damaged and inflamed. Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, causes discomfort in the area where the forearm muscle tendons connect to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.
Golfer’s elbow affects the inside epicondyle, whereas tennis elbow affects the outside epicondyle. Neither are limited to tennis or golf players; they can affect anyone who overuse these tendons.
Tendinitis is an inflammatory condition. The tendon affected is swollen and painful, may also include microscopic damage to the tendon itself. Tendonitis can happen to anyone, but it’s more common in adults over the age of 40.
Tendonosis occurs when a tendon is overused and begins to degenerate. It can happen to any tendon, but most often we see it happen in the Achilles tendon.
One of the most particularly painful joint conditions is a hamstring strain. This happens when a hamstring muscle tears due to the muscle being stretched beyond its capacity, or with a sudden load.
MCL sprains happen when the knee is pushed inward by direct force on the outside of the knee. These injuries happen most often in football or soccer players, but they can happen due to other situations as well.
Osteoarthritis is a joint condition that develops when the cartilage that cushions the edge of the bones wears down. Osteoarthritis can damage any joint, but most commonly affects the joints in your hips, spine, hands, and knees.
Occurring when the immune system isn’t functioning correctly, rheumatoid arthritis causes discomfort and swelling in the small joints of the hands and feet.