Injections and orthobiologics to manage joint pain
Doctors at Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine sites of care treat joint pain and inflammation using injections and orthobiologic treatments.
Regenerative medicine in Michigan
Our doctors and care team at Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine understand how chronic joint pain can make simple activities hard to do. We listen to understand you and how your pain is affecting your daily life. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you, from targeted therapies and non-surgical treatments to daily exercises. Treatments may include:
- Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injections
- Bursitis injection
- Cartilage restoration
- Prolotherapy injections for chronic tendon and joint conditions
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, an orthobiologic treatment
Sport medicine specialty care for joint pain and injuries
Sports medicine fellowship-trained doctors and orthopedic surgeons in Michigan treat competitive athletes and active youth and adults of all ages who enjoy exercise and recreational activities. Our sports medicine care teams provide primary care for sports-related muscle and joint pain, arthritis pain in your joints and many other injuries from overuse or a trauma. Being active helps keep your joints from getting stiff, or freezing up. Our doctors and exercise specialists provide non-surgical care with personalized exercise plans to help reduce swelling and pain, strengthen the muscles around the joint, and prevent reinjury.
Cartilage restoration in damaged joints
When your cartilage is damaged by osteoarthritis, trauma or genetic predisposition, like osteochondritis dissecan, we’re here to help. Doctors specializing in joint restoration, also called orthobiologics, help repair tendon and cartilage damage in your shoulders, knees, and ankles. Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine provides a network of specialists, including orthopedic surgeons who specialize in cartilage restoration treatments. Healthy bone and cartilage is implanted to repair a damaged ankle or knee joint. Then, for your follow-up care, we provide physical therapy and exercise plans to help you regain joint flexibility and strength.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to help promote healing
Another type of orthobiologic treatment is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Minimally invasive platelet-rich therapy helps reduce pain, promote healing and restore function. Plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow are some conditions treated with PRP injections. This treatment is also used to treat inflamed tendons and ligaments in the knee and hip. PRP therapy uses the platelets in your blood because it contains nutrients and proteins that help encourage new cell growth. A PRP injection is made from your own blood using plasma-rich platelets separated from your blood cells and injected back into your body.
Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine offers a range of joint pain treatment for youth and adults. At Ascension Michigan hospitals, we also provide hip and knee replacement surgery programs with personalized orthopedic rehabilitation and recovery care.