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Therapeutic care for joint pain in Central Texas

Doctors at Ascension Texas treat joint pain and inflammation using injections and stem cell therapy.

Experienced doctors and care teams at Ascension Texas 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. Together, we can discuss non-surgical, therapeutic treatment options, including:

  • 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

Cartilage restoration in damaged joints

When your cartilage is damaged by osteoarthritis, trauma or a genetic condition, 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 Texas 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.

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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.

PRP may be used to help treat:

  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Partial elbow ulnar collateral ligament tears
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Mild knee arthritis
  • Mild hip arthritis

Ascension Texas offers a range of joint pain treatment. We also provide hip and knee replacement surgery programs with personalized orthopedic rehabilitation and recovery care.