Skip to main content
PRP For Joint Pain Santa Monica, CA
Look The Way You Feel, Beautiful. Try Our Cosmetic Enhancements.

Modern Aesthetica offers a full range of cutting edge care, including Corporate Wellness Programs, Bio-identical Hormone Optimization, Lifestyle Modification Therapy, Infusion Therapy, Aesthetic Facial Therapy, as well as both Platelet Rich Plasma joint therapy along with PRP Facials!

Request An Appointment

Modern Aesthetica
PRP for Joint Pain
(PRP Therapy) in Santa Monica, CA

If you have been taking prescription medication to help ease your joint pain without much success, it is because corticosteroids and painkillers only treat the symptoms instead of the underlying problem. As a result, the pain relief is often temporary and accompanied by harsh side effects.

PRP injections, on the other hand, help to not only reduce debilitating pain, but also improve joint function in the long run. In fact, many studies have found PRP to be an effective treatment for torn muscles and ligaments, damaged joint cartilage, and different forms of arthritis, including knee osteoarthritis as well as:

PRP for Joint Pain, Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment in Santa Monica

How Does PRP Work?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment for chronic or acute musculoskeletal pain or injury. The doctor draws a small amount of your own blood, spins it through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets, and then injects the platelet-rich plasma (containing 3-10 times more platelets than normal blood) into the injured area of your cartilage or tendon.

Platelets contain a large number of proteins known as “growth factors” that enable injured tissues to regenerate faster on their own, accelerating the normal healing process. With PRP therapy, you can:

  • Repair torn cartilage that cushions your joints
  • Repair torn tendons and relieve pain
  • Replace the synovial liquid and other buffering agents in the joints to improve mobility
  • Repair damaged nerves in the wrist joint, like due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Common Diagnoses That Can Be Treated With PRP

Most physicians and orthopedic organizations agree that PRP should be the first choice for treating torn, weakened, or damaged tendons, muscles, ligaments, menisci, and labrums. It is the recommended non-surgical healing therapy for:

  • Low back – due to arthritis, facet joints, or Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Hip – caused by tendonitis, labrum, or bursitis
  • Shoulder – due to tendonitis, labrum, or rotator cuff tears
  • Elbow – due to golfers elbow or tennis elbow
  • Wrist or finger joints – due to arthritis, ligament tears, or carpal tunnel
  • Knees – due to arthritis, LCL, MCL, ACL, or knee cap instability
  • Ankle/foot – due to arthritis, tendonitis, ankle sprains, or achilles dysfunction

What to Expect

At Modern Aesthetica, PRP injections are usually administered under local anesthetic. Depending on the severity of the injury, and how long it has remained untreated, you may require 2-4 treatments administered at 6-weeks intervals.

After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort and swelling in the injected area for about 48 hours. Dr. Daniel Moghadam will give you a pain prescription to get you through this stage. By the third day, the pain should begin to resolve substantially. There may also be other side effects such as stiffness, but this should also resolve with time.

Why Choose PRP Therapy for Joint Pain?

Unlike steroids and painkillers that only help to soothe the pain temporarily, platelet-rich plasma therapy heals the root of the problem for complete recovery – improved mobility and no pain. Since the treatment is natural, improvements take a little time to show, usually 2 to 6 weeks after the first PRP treatment.

By the time you receive the second treatment, you should experience considerable pain reduction, accompanied by increased strength and endurance.

Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Moghadam to discover whether PRP therapy is the right treatment for your case.

Our Patient Reviews

Modern Aesthetica

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 15 reviews

Nusha B.

Dr. Danny keeps it real! With gratitude, I have decided to write this review. I got a few subtle services done with him and I have been really happy about it. I proudly say that I trust his insight and knowledge. He truly is a talented physician and works from his heart. I am fortunate to have found this place. Thank you Modern Aesthetica!

Audra L.

I was referred to Dr. Dan via a couple clients/friends. I went in there not really knowing what to expect...but I needed help filling in some lines without actual filler. He's honest and even told me I DIDN'T need things I though I might. When I say instant results...I mean it. Shocking! He's professional, courteous and straight to the point. It's been 3 days and I can't stop staring at my face...very well knowing the results I already see will be even better in 2 weeks. Amazing. Referring everyone I know!

Diana H.

Dr. Daniel is the best. His office is clean and the receptionist made me feel super welcome and comfortable. Will definitely be returning!!!

Maurice E. A.

Top notch facility. Top notch doctor. Very happy to have found this place! Thanks Dr M!

Michael D.

Dr. Daniel has helped me with my fitness journey so much! He is a truly caring physician and was available for me every step of the way. A lot of weight loss and fitness doctors use the same template, but I KNOW he treats every patient specifically, and adjusts the regimen to tailor it to my needs.

David P.

I went to go see Dr. Danny recently and he treated with kit gloves. I couldn't be happier. He's a phenomenal doctor and what a beautiful facility.

Kayvan M.

I was referred to Dr. Danny by a friend who got great results with his fitness regimen. I had hit a plateau in terms of my results so that’s why I first went to Modern. I didn’t know what to expect but I was amazed at everything Dr. Danny shared with me. He gave me some great advice on a medicine based fitness regiment and customized something just for me. Loving the results. Thank you!

Stacey R.

I had a Vampire Facial here and the results were amazing. Dr. Danny made sure I looked great for my best friend's party 1 week after. Finding a great doctor in Los Angeles can be tough but I think I found a solid one here! If you want to look your VERY best, I highly recommend Dr. Danny and the entire staff at Modern Aesthetica!