As we age, most of us will feel the inevitable aches and pains that greet us first thing in the morning, after a long car ride, or we may find it harder to bend and flex our bodies like we used to. If your aches, pains and stiffness has become worse or more persistent then it could be signs of arthritis. Arthritis pain typically is described as throbbing, aching, sharp or shooting pain. It can feel like your bones are grinding or grating. There are two types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is inflammatory and caused by an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s joints and osteoarthritis, which is usually caused by the mechanical wear and tear of our joints as we age. At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware,we offer both pain management treatments as well as cellular therapies to naturally reduce inflammation and help repair joint tissue and relieve pain.
According to the Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis, “Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the United States. OA is likely to increase due to the aging of the population and the obesity epidemic. Old age, female gender, overweight and obesity, knee injury, repetitive use of joints, bone density, muscle weakness, and joint laxity all play roles in the development of joint osteoarthritis, particularly in the weight-bearing joints. Modifying these factors may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and prevent subsequent pain and disability.”
Could Your Aches Be Osteoarthritis Symptoms?
The following symptoms are a guide and checklist to go through and see if some of your symptoms could actually be arthritis:
- Stiffness that is more pronounced first thing in the morning or after inactivity
- Pain/Aching in the joint area that may be dull or sharp and piercing
- Swelling that may be due to excess fluid buildup
- Soreness and tenderness when light pressure is applied to it.
- Inflexibility with losing range of motion in the affected joint
- Creaking or grating sensation noticed when you move the joint
- Bone spurs may form around affected joint
How Cellular Therapies Offer Relief
Current treatments for osteoarthritis include managing symptoms with pain medication and recommendations such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising and improving joint mobility and flexibility. In severe cases such as hip or knees where the joint is severely damaged, surgery could be recommended. Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware offers several natural and effective non-surgical treatment options. Our cellular therapies include stem cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and exosome therapy. Stem cells are natural anti-inflammatories which assist with osteoarthritis pain and can help reduce joint swelling. Stem cells are injected into the joint with the goal of creating new, healthy cartilage, which is necessary to cushion the joint and reduce pain.
What Can You Expect with a Regenerative Medicine Treatment?
During a consultation, our doctor will examine the area where you’re feeling joint pain. We will determine where the joint pain is manifesting specifically and determine a course of treatment. At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, we offer natural, safe, and effective non-surgical treatment options, such as stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy heals inflamed tissues around the ankle joint, thus reducing pain and increasing mobility. Our treatments include:
- Cellular therapy – including Stem Cells, Exosome Therapy or Amniotic Fluid
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
- Nerve Ablation
- Joint injections
- Corticosteroid injections
Don’t Just Treat the Symptoms of OA, Heal Your Body
Contact Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware today to discuss whether our pain management and regenerative medical therapies are right for you! We look forward to personalizing your treatment plan and helping you lead a pain free life!