Osteoarthritis is a common disorder which most people suffer from in their old age. You must have seen your grandmother or grandfather facing problems while sitting or even walking. In most cases, this is because of the intense pain they suffer from due to lack of strength in the joints. And when you consult a doctor, they will initially prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers, but these will be temporary solutions. You could go for the PRP treatment, better known as platelet rich plasma treatment. Our blood is composed of a small amount of platelets in a huge concentration of the plasma. In the PRP treatment, a certain quantity of blood is withdrawn from our body and put through intense centrifugal procedure, thus making the plasma rich only in platelets (hence the name, platelet rich plasma). This preparation is then injected into the affected knee joints. The concentrated platelets boost growth factors, which lead to formation of new cells and tissues, thus replacing the damaged ones. However, there is a debate regarding the effectiveness of this treatment. Recent studies have revealed that there is a link between the intensity of damage in the knee joints and the potential results of the PRP injections . Patients were put through regular intervals of the PRP injection and results were observed at specific times. Although people reported relief from pain after six months of receiving the injection, the pain recurred after few months and developed faster for people with degenerating joints. View Thread
Toradol is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug . It is used to reduce the pain and inflammation that follows cases of surgery. Though Toradol Injection is given for pain, it seldom cures the condition that causes the pain; it only erases the symptoms. Toradol should be taken only if it is prescribed by a physician because it has several side effects such as allergies and if you are pregnant. Toradol can affect fertility and cause issues if used during pregnancy. Various factors that accompany pregnancy will be adversely affected with Toradol. It can cause problems with the ability to develop babies and contaminates breast milk. The effect that Toradol contaminated milk can have on the baby is still a matter of research.View Thread
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