Regenerative Medicine Specialist

High Point Medical Clinic

Linda J. Morgan-Evans, MD

Family Medicine located in St. Robert, MO

Chronic pain interferes with your daily life and prevents you from doing the activities you love to do. Avoid surgery and heal joint pain with regenerative medicine practices offered by Linda J. Morgan-Evans, MD, of High Point Medical Clinic in St. Robert, Missouri. These state-of-the-art therapies help your joints regenerate and treat injury without invasive practices or medication. Call the clinic to find out more about how regenerative medicine can boost your function.

Regenerative Medicine

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a treatment that uses your body’s own healing mechanisms to heal injuries and restore function in arthritic or otherwise damaged joints. Therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can help your body regenerate damaged tissues that were otherwise thought to be irreparable without surgery.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?

PRP therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that helps heal joints that cause chronic pain and keep you from functioning at your absolute best. PRP is derived from your own blood. A blood sample is drawn from your arm and spun down in a specialized centrifugal process to concentrate the platelet count. Platelets contain numerous growth and healing factors that aid in wound repair.

The PRP is injected into painful areas to stimulate healing. Compared to oral and injectable medications which simply mask pain, PRP actually helps heal your injured tissue.

What issues can be treated with regenerative medicine techniques?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a revolutionary treatment for joint pain and injuries. Areas that respond well to PRP treatment include:

  • Arthritis (especially of the knee)
  • Tendonitis and tendonosis (such as in the Achilles tendon)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Back pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder pain

Dr. Morgan-Evans evaluates your joint pain to determine if PRP therapy is the right course of treatment for you.

What is recovery like following regenerative medicine techniques?

PRP injections offer relief over the course of several week or months. Immediately following the injections, you may have some soreness and discomfort for a few days. But recovery is nothing compared to the downtime, pain, and rehabilitation required after surgery. With PRP therapy, you don’t have to compromise your movement any more than you already do because of current pain levels.

Who is a candidate for regenerative medicine therapy?

Dr. Morgan-Evans can help you determine if PRP is a good option for your joint pain. You’re likely an excellent candidate if:

  • You don’t want or didn’t respond well to cortisone or steroid injections
  • Conservative therapies such as ice and heat, over-the-counter medications, and physical therapy are ineffective
  • You want to stop taking pain medications
  • You don’t want to stop doing the activities you love because of pain

Regenerative medicine represents a breakthrough in treating joint dysfunction. Take advantage of it by calling High Point Medical Clinic or booking a consultation using the online tool.