How is A2M obtained?
The A2M protein is made in the liver. Patients who are interested in trying A2M can undergo simple testing to determine if they are a candidate for A2M. A test is done to discover if the degenerative process is ongoing within the joint that would be responsive to an A2M injection. Blood is then drawn from the patient and processed. A2M can then be injected into the joint.
What can A2M do for my shoulder pain?
Shoulder arthritis, whether caused by wear and tear or related to a history of shoulder trauma, typically causes symptoms of shoulder pain and loss of motion. A2M is a non-surgical method that might ease pain and neutralize joint deterioration caused by harmful enzymes. When administered properly, A2M is thought to contribute to the following:
- Stop the breakdown of cartilage and prevent further cartilage loss
- Reduce pain caused by osteoarthritis
- Slow the destruction of osteoarthritis
- Improve joint function
- Support shoulder joint restoration and promote good tissue growth
The orthopedic specialists at The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho will consult with patients requesting A2M therapy, or other biologic injections, to thoroughly explain the advantages and disadvantages of this type of treatment and will discuss whether or not they are a candidate for this type of injection therapy. It is important when you research A2M, or any biologic therapy, to be certain your doctor is using the latest techniques and technology. Potency of these types of treatments can vary greatly and should be discussed with our specialists.
To learn more about A2M injection therapy for osteoarthritis and shoulder pain, or the cost of A2M injections for the shoulder, please contact the orthopedic specialists at The Shoulder Clinic of Idaho, serving patients in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the surrounding communities of the Treasure Valley.