How Does Regenerative Injection Therapy Work?
Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) is a targeted treatment for chronic pain related to unhealed injuries around:
Regenerative Injection Therapy primarily treats joint and chronic pain, as well as muscle injuries. Treatments encompass the injection of a natural solution, some including your own plasma, into the affected muscle tissue.
Regenerative Injection Therapy helps repair your tendons and ligaments by promoting healing and new, healthy tissue to form.
New York City Regenerative Injection Therapy Benefits
When you injure tissue, it sends a signal to the body to facilitate the healing process.
As part of this process, your body removes damaged tissue and replaces it with new, healthy tissue, creating a painful inflammatory state.
Anti-inflammatories or steroids treat the pain of inflammation, but may restrict the healing process.
Regenerative Injection Therapy duplicates the normal, tissue-healing process by injecting a substance into the tissue that activates your body’s natural healing capacity.
Regenerative Injection Therapy benefits include:
- Increased movement and functional ability.
- Improved muscle strength.
- Reduced pain levels.
- Feasible substitute to prescription medication or surgical procedures.
Common Conditions Treated with Regenerative Injection Therapy
- Achilles Tendonitis
- ACL Injuries
- Biceps Tendinosis
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Ligament Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
Regenerative Injection Therapy Treatment Options
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is facilitated by injecting a biological concentrate of your own platelets, called a tissue graft, into the damaged area using ultrasound-guided injection technology. The graft is embedded into your damaged or diseased tissue to accelerate recovery.
To grow the tissue graft, we draw your blood—comparable to a routine blood test—and place it in a special centrifuge machine. This machine creates a tissue graft of platelets, rich in Growth Factors and inflammatory mediators essential for healing wounds.
Since the PRP Graft includes at best 6 times the concentration of your own platelets and Growth Factors, it helps expedite tissue repair and regeneration.
Most people require 2 to 3 injections every 6 to 8 weeks.
Your NYC Regenerative Injection Therapy Appointment
During your Regenerative Injection Therapy appointment, the Doctor will apply a local anesthetic to the site where he or she will inject the solution.
After your appointment, it is normal to feel small amounts of pain or soreness, and experience inflammation at the injection site. Do not engage in any rigorous activity immediately after your appointment or while you are undergoing injection treatment.
Doctors advise taking acetaminophen for the pain, and applying ice or heat as needed. Any discomfort usually lasts up to 5 days. If your pain persists, make a follow up appointment before your next injection appointment.