Muscular pain and joint pain can drastically affect your quality of life. Joint injections in the form of PRP have been shown to be an effective way of treating both muscle pain and joint pain. Because of its effectiveness, these treatments are growing in popularity.
Joint injections are slightly more difficult to administer than injections into the muscle. However, when joint injections are administered properly, they are very beneficial and can help a patient recover faster.
One of the reasons why you may have joint pain is because your joints become inflamed. Inflammation is your body’s natural way of reacting when it is injured. When your body is injured, the damaged tissue or the damaged cells can create debris. When this debris is found in your body, it causes your body to react with an immune response.
When your joints initially become inflamed as a result of an injury, the inflammation is actually serving a purpose. It is allowing your body to remove any cells that were damaged and any particulate matter that was left behind. The pain and tenderness that you feel as a result of inflammation serves as a warning to you that a particular part of your body was injured and that it needs to be protected.
However, there comes a point when the inflammation and the pain is no longer producing the desired results. In fact, the swelling caused by inflammation may slow down the blood flow in your joints and actually delay your joint’s ability to recover after an injury. In some instances, the fluids associated with inflammation along with any debris caused by the injury can mix together and coagulate. This leads to the formation of a hardened mass or scarring. This in turn can make it difficult for your joint or for your muscle to go back to normal.
Joint injections can help to heal the issue and alleviate the associated discomfort. Of course, before administering joint injections or any other form of therapy to address joint pain, it is important that the affected area is carefully examined by a qualified professional. If the pain that you feel is extremely severe or extremely sharp, it may be an indication that you are dealing with a more serious injury and that a more involved approach is needed.