Joint Pain Treatment


Dr Nitin Desai also offers joint injections with Cortisone and Viscus supplement with hyaluronic acid “gel” (“Rooster shots”). We also offer PRP Platelet Rich Plasma and Amniotic fluid Stem Cell recruitment therapy injections which are experimental treatments for joint regeneration.

Amniotic fluid Stem Cell recruitment therapy injection:

Joint cartilage covers the end of the bones providing a smooth, gliding surface for joint motion and acts as a cushion between the bones. The mixture creates an extracellular matrix to recruit the body’s stem cells to reconstruct and regenerate the injured tisse that is causing pain.

  • Safe: 100% pure, acellular, chorion-free amniotic fluid, no preservatives
  • Effective: Contains a high concentration of growth factors that aid in promoting the body’s natural healing process
  • Acellular & Non-Immunogenic: Will not cause any adverse reaction or harm to patients
  • FDA Compliant: Natural fluid that is minimally manipulated, sterilized and meets homologous use standards

PRP Platelet Rich Plasma:

PRP therapy uses a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. PRP injections are prepared by taking one to two tubes of your own blood , processed and then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections:

This is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative nonpharmacologic therapy like physical therapy and to simple analgesics (e.g., acetaminophen, NSAID like Ibuprofen).


Review of medical records and a consultation for plan of care including Physical therapy

Guidance on diet and nutrition

Considerations of non surgical treatment options including plan to postpone a joint replacement if possible

Dr Nitin Desai has special interest in Joint pains, Arthritis and Tendonitis offering a comprehensive treatment plan.

Cross Creek Medical Clinic


We proudly accept all commercial insurances, Medicare and Tricare. We encourage our patients to verify with their insurance carrier that the physician they will be seeing is included on their plan and services desired are covered.


We will help you explore treatment options, compare benefits and risks, prepare for medical appointments, and give you clear, unbiased information about treatments for common conditions.


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