Arthritis Management

At Elevated Medicine in Durango, CO

we offer arthritis management with PRP/A2M injections. This approach often alleviates symptoms and improves quality of life for those affected. By harnessing the body’s natural healing mechanisms, PRP/A2M therapy offers hope for long-term relief and restored mobility. If you or someone you know struggles with arthritis, we encourage you to explore this innovative treatment option and schedule a consultation to learn more.

Arthritis Management with PRP/A2M Injections

Arthritis, a chronic condition affecting millions worldwide, can profoundly impact daily life. Traditional treatments often focus on symptom management, leaving the underlying cause unaddressed. However, advancements in regenerative medicine offer hope through Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M) injections, providing targeted relief and improved joint function.

Understanding Arthritis and Its Impact

Arthritis encompasses various forms, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. These symptoms can limit mobility and diminish quality of life, prompting a search for effective solutions beyond conventional therapies.

The Role of PRP and A2M in Arthritis Management

PRP therapy involves extracting a patient’s blood, concentrating platelets and growth factors, and injecting the resulting solution into the affected joint. This process stimulates tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing. A2M injections target enzymes responsible for cartilage breakdown, slowing disease progression and preserving joint function.

The Treatment Process

Arthritis management with PRP/A2M injections typically involves a series of injections administered over several weeks. The procedure is performed in-office, with minimal discomfort and downtime, offering a non-invasive alternative to surgery.

Expected Benefits and Outcomes

PRP/A2M injections offer potential benefits including:

  • Reduction of joint pain and inflammation
  • Improvement in joint function and mobility
  • Slowing of disease progression
  • Enhanced tissue repair and regeneration
  • Minimal risk of adverse reactions

Patient Considerations and Follow-Up Care

Before treatment, patients undergo evaluation to assess suitability. While generally safe, patients should understand potential risks and benefits and actively participate in treatment decisions. Regular follow-up appointments monitor progress and adjust treatment plans as needed.


Yes, PRP and A2M injections are considered safe when administered by qualified healthcare professionals. Since they utilize a patient’s own blood components, the risk of adverse reactions is minimal.

Results vary depending on the individual and the severity of the arthritis. Some patients experience symptom relief shortly after treatment, while others may require repeat injections to achieve optimal results.

The duration of symptom relief varies from patient to patient. Some may experience long-term benefits, while others may require periodic injections to maintain results.

Next Steps

Treating arthritis early on is crucial to prevent further joint damage, preserve joint function, and improve long-term outcomes. PRP and A2m injections offer a non-surgical alternative for arthritis management, making them suitable for patients who may not be candidates for joint replacement surgery or prefer less invasive treatment options. Call now to schedule your initial consultation.