Knee Pain Treatments
Dr. Oyebola is a Dallas-Ft. Worth knee pain treatment specialist. She is experienced in the full range of knee pain diagnosis strategies and knee pain treatment solutions, including the very latest techniques using Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP therapy).
Regenerative PRP therapy for knee pain is proven to help relieve pain and improve mobility when used to treat a wide range of knee conditions, including:
- Acute and chronic knee pain
- Knee sprains and instability
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Patellar tendinitis
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Knee swelling and discomfort
- Lingering knee pain from accidents and surgery
Dr. Oyebola is a respected Dallas-Ft. Worth pain expert: she is double board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology and is uniquely qualified to help you overcome issues of acute and chronic knee pain.
PRP for Knee Pain FAQ
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy?
Blood platelets are most commonly thought of as blood clotting agents, however platelets also contain a huge number of important proteins called “growth factors.” These proteins promote healing and tissue recovery. PRP injection therapy utilizes a highly concentrated form of blood plasma that is rich in platelets as a healing agent – the PRP is injected directly into the knee, at the location of the injury or pain. Injections may be guided by ultrasound imaging to ensure precise application.
How is PRP made?
Platelet Rich Plasma is made from your own blood. Blood is drawn from a vein and the platelets are separated out using a centrifuge. This concentrated platelet-rich liquid is then used for your PRP treatment.
Is PRP therapy safe and does it work?
PRP for knee pain is a very safe treatment, much safer than invasive surgery or powerful pain medications. Because PRP is made from your own blood, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. Side effects are what you expect from a minor injection procedure: short term slight bruising, numbness or soreness at the injection site.
PRP has been proven highly effective in multiple National Institutes of Health studies and is the preferred treatment for very high level athletes and performers following a serious knee injury.
Dallas-Ft. Worth Knee Pain Experts
Knee pain is not something you need to live with, a professional knee pain diagnosis can put you on the path to better comfort, health and ultimate recovery. Whether you have suffered a serious knee injury or condition, or if you just have chronic knee pain from running and exercise, Dr. Oyebola and the team at North Star Med Pain & Spine Center can help you. Please contact us with any questions and a treatment specialist will return to you as soon as possible.