Arthritis is a very common source of pain and disability that plagues countless individuals. There is inflammation of one or more joints in this condition, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with time. There are 6 main types of arthritis – rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, childhood arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, and lupus.
Arthritis Symptoms and Increased Risk Factors
Though there are different types of arthritis, as previously discussed, the types are typically characterized by similar symptoms, especially in the early stages. If left untreated, these symptoms can progress and even escalate over time.
Early symptoms can include:
- Joint pain
- Stiffness/decreased range of motion
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased appetite or weight loss
What Arthritis Treatments Do We Offer?
It is important to know the risks and warning signs of this condition to prevent further damage and to be able to return to painless, day-to-day activity. Fortunately, patients can seek relief for their arthritis safely and effectively that treats the root of their problem instead of merely masking its symptoms through regenerative medicine therapy.
Regenerative Tissue Therapy
Through umbilical allografts, we harness regenerative tissue taken safely and ethically from Wharton’s jelly in umbilical cords during cesarean births. This tissue is naturally rich in proteins, peptides, growth factors, hyaluronic acid, and other potent healing properties. Although all of these are already naturally prevalent within your body, with age comes a degradation and a loss in potency.
Therefore, when these viable and young factors are directly injected into the site of damage that comes with arthritis, they are much more potent in their healing capabilities. The result is a reduction in inflammation and pain with a simple procedure, minimal downtime, and little to no side effects.
Platelet-rich Plasma Treatments
Another treatment we offer for arthritis is platelet-rich plasma or PRP. In this treatment, we will draw a small amount of your blood and put it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. While platelets are typically known for their clotting properties, they are rich in proteins and growth factors essential for healing in general. Therefore, when the PRP is injected into the joint or joints plagued with arthritis, it can stimulate regeneration and speed the healing process.
This means that instead of treating pain or symptoms that come with arthritis, it may assist with rejuvenating the joint and preventing further damage. As with regenerative tissue therapy, the procedure is quick and easy, typically taking about 30 minutes. Even further, because it is taken from your own blood, there is no chance you will reject the PRP treatment.
We are committed to providing innovative therapies that address the root of your condition without the need for medications or complex surgeries. If you are interested in relief from your arthritis and preventing further damage, call us today at (813) 733-7631 to schedule a complimentary consultation.