Post Operative Care / Joint Pain Treatment / Cortisone Injections
One of the most aggravating and occasionally debilitating features of growing older is the gradual wearing out of the joints that support our weight. While there are many examples of inflammatory arthritis that require specific medical therapy, and while many exciting advances have been made in the treatment of these inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and other auto-immune disorders, almost everyone experiences what we like to call “wear-and-tear” arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Over the years, our activities of daily living inevitably lead to the gradual wearing out of the lining of our most important weight bearing joints, especially our knees and hips. While this process is inevitable with advancing age, it occurs much earlier in individuals who carry a great deal of extra weight and/or who have been extraordinarily active in sports or have suffered specific injuries to these weight bearing joints. At the Beauty & Wellness Center, we offer multiple treatment options for people suffering from joint pains, including the smaller joints of the hands and elbows.
When you consult with Dr. Whitten, he may recommend Cortisone Injections, with or without Platelet Rich Plasma. He may also recommend Jaliren® injections (available soon) or topical therapy utilizing essential oils or prescription formulations of FDA approved medications. Dr. Whitten is an expert in performing joint injections and we offer these services at a very affordable cost.
For patients who are post-operative knee replacement or arthroscopic surgery we also offer the Venus Freeze® treatment. We see much more rapid healing and recovery of a pain free post-operative state in our Venus Freeze® patients.