Over 350 million people across the globe suffer from arthritis. More than 50 million people in the United States alone face the challenges of this disease, and that number grows daily. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month and our team at Arlington Pain & Therapy looks forward to helping you ease arthritis pain, lower your reliance on medication, and improve your overall quality of life through regenerative therapies at our offices in Mansfield and Arlington, Texas.
What exactly is arthritis?
More than 100 types of arthritis currently exist. However, the most common are osteoarthritis, known as a “wear-and-tear” disease that occurs when the cartilage in your joints deteriorates, and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes your own immune system to wage war upon itself, intensifying the disease and its symptoms.
While joint pain remains the primary symptom of arthritis, others include:
- Joint stiffness and swelling
- Chronic fatigue
- Joint deformities
- Limited range-of-motion
Decrease your symptoms with regenerative medicine
Regenerative medicine harnesses your body’s capacity to heal, helping you recover from injuries and painful conditions such as arthritis. Causing little to no side effects, regenerative therapies act by stimulating new tissue growth or stabilizing hormones.
You’ll generally feel a reduction in symptoms within two weeks to three months, depending upon the extent of your condition and your body’s reaction to treatments such as:
As the building blocks of all human tissue, stem cells show great promise for arthritis sufferers. Since they help cells communicate with each other regarding tissue growth and healing, they could possibly accelerate regrowth of cartilage lost from arthritic degeneration.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Derived from your own blood, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) secretes substances that stimulate your blood’s ability to regenerate tissue, regulate cell division, and promote healing. Therapists at Arlington Pain & Therapy inject platelet-rich plasma (PRP) directly into an arthritic joint to reduce pain and improve joint function. PRP may even slow or repair the damaged cartilage caused by arthritis.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
Estrogen soothes inflammation in the body. When estrogen levels go down, as they do during menopause and at certain times of the month, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help stabilize fluctuating hormone levels, reducing the pain of arthritis in many patients.
Thanks to regenerative therapies such as these, our team at Arlington Pain & Therapy
can help conquer your pain from arthritis and other debilitating conditions. To schedule a consultation, give us a call at one of our three convenient Texas locations today.