One of the most debilitating diseases is also one of the most common. There are over 100 types of arthritis that impact an estimated 54 million people in the U.S. The most prevalent is osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that is caused by wear, tear and injury to the joints. There is no cure for arthritis, but the pain and symptoms can be controlled. One of the cutting-edge arthritis treatments is using regenerative medicine to relieve pain and slow the progression of the disease, available at Regenerative Orthopaedics.
Types of Regenerative Medicine Arthritis Treatments
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms all differ, but they all cause joint inflammation. Arthritic pain is caused by inflammation, as well as cartilage loss and friction in the joints. Regenerative medicine treatments for arthritis can be used to minimize the pain and slow the deterioration of the joints. Some of the regenerative treatments we offer for controlling arthritis pain include:
- Stem cell therapy – Harvesting and concentrating adult stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow is a safe and effective form of stem cell therapy. The stem cells can be injected into painful arthritic joints to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. Stem cells can also be used in conjunction with cartilage restoration therapies for osteoarthritis.
- PRP injections – Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections can be used to reduce inflammation in joints affected by arthritis. The growth factors and proteins in the concentrated plasma can relieve joint pain.
- Hyaluronic acid injections – Hyaluronic acid is a component in joint fluid which helps with joint lubrication. Hyaluronic acid injections can help reduce friction and pain in knee and shoulder joints.
Arthritis can take a toll on your body, restricting your mobility and enjoyment of life. Regenerative medicine treatments offer a safe and effective option to relieve joint pain without drugs. Plus, stem cell therapy and PRP injections may slow down the progression of arthritis to delay the need for joint replacement surgery or other invasive treatments.
If you suffer from arthritis pain and want to explore all the options available, contact us at Regenerative Orthopaedics. We can schedule an arthritis treatment consultation with Dr. Steven Struhl, our orthopedic surgeon and regenerative medicine specialist.