RVA Regenerative Wellness
Jennylle Zanzi, FNP-C
Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center located in Midlothian, VA
Joint pain frequently strikes the knees, hips, and shoulders, but every joint is susceptible to painful injuries, degenerative disease, and inflammatory conditions. Jennylle Zanzi, FNP-C, at RVA Regenerative Wellness has extensive experience helping patients find relief from their joint pain. The team offers advanced platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections that speed up healing, ease your pain, and restore function. You can get relief from joint pain by calling the office in Midlothian, Virginia, or scheduling an appointment online today.
Joint Pain Q&A
What causes joint pain?
Joint pain often begins with damaged tissues and inflammation inside the joint. But you can also develop joint pain when the tendons, ligaments, and muscles supporting the joint are weak or injured.
The most common causes of joint pain include:
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Injuries (sprains, strains, and fractures)
- Tennis elbow
If you keep using the joint instead of getting treatment, these conditions tend to get progressively worse.
What symptoms accompany joint pain?
The conditions responsible for joint pain typically cause other symptoms.
Many people experience:
- Joint instability
- Joint stiffness
- Tingling or numbness
- Loss of joint movement
- Warmth around the joint
When any of these symptoms occur with joint pain, it’s important to get an evaluation to learn the cause of your pain and then start treatment.
How is joint pain treated?
In most cases, joint pain treatment begins with conservative therapies. You may need to change your activities, immobilize the joint, and start physical therapy to restore strength and mobility.
When your joint pain persists, it’s time to consult RVA Regenerative Wellness. They specialize in advanced treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), either alone or combined with their proprietary extracellular matrix, UltraMint, that further promotes healing.
How does PRP relieve joint pain?
PRP contains concentrated platelets and plasma, which are produced on site from a sample of your blood. Platelets are packed with growth factors. When platelets reach injured tissues — whether through an injection or as a natural part of your body’s healing process — they release growth factors.
Growth factors activate healing activities in the surrounding cells, and they:
- Accelerate the healing process
- Regulate inflammation
- Recruit stem cells to the area
- Stimulate new blood vessel growth
- Build a matrix that supports new tissues
PRP and stem cells work together to heal injured tissues, regenerating the tissues inside the joint such as bones, cartilage, ligaments, and the synovium.
PRP’s ability to promote healing is especially beneficial if you have a severe joint injury or you injured tissues that don’t have a good blood supply, such as cartilage.
Depending on the extent of your joint pain, Jennylle may combine PRP with UltraMint. UltraMint contains growth factors, peptides, and hyaluronic acid that magnify your results.
If you need relief from joint pain, call RVA Regenerative Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.