Great Toe Joint Osteoarthritis Los Angeles
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, with about 27 million Americans struggling with the chronic condition that deteriorates cartilage over time. Ultimately, this condition causes the bones to rub against each other without any cushion whatsoever, leading to pain, stiffness and loss of joint movement. One of the most common sites treated at our Los Angeles office is great toe joint osteoarthritis. This is a painful condition that affects the big toe joint, which in the most extreme cases leads to disability due to severe pain and lack of range of motion.
Arthritis of the big toe joint, also known as great toe joint degenerative joint disease, is typically due to a combination of biomechanics and trauma. The risk of most osteoarthritis cases increase as a person ages, and repetitive strain along with wear and tear the affected toe joint may be unable to heal damaged cartilage on its own. Sadly, patients are more likely to develop OA if they have a family history of the condition or if they are obese. Fortunately, people living with osteoarthritis are capable of achieving relief with nonsurgical treatment from platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Symptoms of Great Toe Joint Osteoarthritis
People have a lot to do these days, and it is nearly impossible to get anything done without having fully functional feet and toe joints. Great toe joint degenerative joint disease may present a number of alternating symptoms with varying degrees of discomfort. Patients we treat typically complain about:
- Pain and stiffness in the big toe joint following long activity or inactivity
- Swelling or immobility that results after repetitive use
- Inflammation and creaking of the toe joint
- Difficulty walking on or bending the toe
PRP Therapy for Great Toe Joint Osteoarthritis
Quite often, patients develop a thickened or bony prominence on top of the big toe joint. However, many patients may not have any visible changes in appearance of their feet but stiffness and pain presents a troubling issue for them. For either symptom, it is important to have your feet diagnosed for great toe joint osteoarthritis before undergoing treatment and repair. Depending on the issues discovered from examination, X-rays or MRI images, Dr. Jamshidinia will determine the full extent of the affected toe joint and define the benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy for relief.
PRP therapy is a long-term and valid treatment option for patients dealing with chronic pain, traumatic foot injuries or non-healing great toe joint osteoarthritis. PRP technology has been a useful body regenerative treatment used for multiple wound healing and blood loss operations. With years of treatment and use in this industry, PRP therapy can respectfully provide the necessary relief required for great toe osteoarthritis.
By using the patient’s own blood, Dr. Jamshidinia will withdraw a small amount of blood and separate PRP platelets from the other blood cells with a centrifugal system. After the platelets are separated they are then injected into the affected big toe. The platelets then release substances known as growth factors that produce up to eight times the normal rate of rejuvenation strength to heal the pain and stiffness in the toe joint.
By concentrating the growth substances directly with the source of the affected toe joints, the PRP cells facilitate tissue regeneration, pain relief and reduction of inflammation over time.
Review Your PRP Therapy Options for Great Toe Joint Osteoarthritis
Degenerative joint disease is an inflammatory condition of the joint that causes pain, swelling and lack of movement. As easy as odd as it may sound to some patients, our bodies have natural abilities to heal injured or aged joints without the need for invasive surgery. PRP therapy is the nonsurgical solution Los Angeles patients turn to whenever diagnosis declares that great toe joint can be repaired without surgery. Our LA office is available to help you understand all of the finer details of PRP therapy and how it can relieve your long-standing pain. Contact our PRP therapy specialist to schedule a consultation today and we will determine the most effective treatment for great toe joint degenerative joint disease.