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What Is Arthritis?

April 16, 2019
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Arthritis is very common.

1 in 3 people over the age of 30 and 1 in 2 over the age of 50, suffer from this debilitating disease.

Essentially, it’s a progressively worsening joint pain that leads to decreased range of motion.

For anyone with arthritis, this often means a reduced ability to exercise and perform daily activities. This results in making us feel a lot older than we really are.

What are the different types of arthritis?

While there are many kinds of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common form. Osteoarthritis is when wear and tear lead to declining mobility and ability to function.

Rheumatoid arthritis is different; it is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the joints, leading to inflammation and severe joint damage.

What are some common treatment options?

Prescription drugs:

Frequent steroid injections directly into the joint are prescribed along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

The adverse side effects of these medications can be significant and dangerous, affecting the kidneys and other organ systems with very little or no improvement in the condition of your joint.

Studies show patients who have received steroid injections are more likely to have future complications in the joint that was treated with steroids. Marginal pain relief is temporary and the risks involved are, quite frankly, unacceptable.

Surgery:

The prognosis of arthritis often leads to constant pain, and eventually limited mobility. Arthroscopic or artificial implant surgeries are prominently used as a means to moderate the pain.

However, the downside to these options are risks of major surgery and prolonged rehabilitation and recovery. Many patients will need a continued use of pain medications following a replacement surgery for the rest of their lives.

The worst part…

Pain relief may not be complete and it doesn’t stop the continued progression of the disease.

Is there a better treatment option?

Traditional treatment options are riddled with side effects, prolonged rehab and in most cases, a gradual decline leading to joint replacement surgery.

However, the most vital component of a joint is the articular cartilage that lines the surface of the bones where the joint is formed.

The reality is…

In order to maintain long-term peak functional ability, we need a way to regrow that  cartilage.

Regenerative Therapy for Arthritis

Here at Advanced Medical, we have figured out the best way to regrow that vital piece of cartilage by using stem cells and your own blood platelets.

This regenerative treatment allows your body to restore and heal its own tissues. Plus, regenerative cell therapy for arthritis offers a  quick and easy recovery because no foreign materials are introduced in this treatment. This means there is no chance of rejection and no negative side effects.

Want to know if stem cell therapy is right for you?

Give us a call to schedule your free consultation today!

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