Joint Pain

 

Joint degeneration often starts with an injury to the supporting ligaments, tendons and muscles within and around the joint, making the joint weak and unstable. Injury also occurs to the inside structures such as the cartilage and meniscus making the joint less capable of withstanding compressive forces. This can lead to Osteoarthritis, a common degenerative joint condition marked by joint pain, swelling, stiffness and joint weakness. Other types of arthritis include Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), caused by the immune system attacking the joint, and Gouty Arthritis, caused by deposition of uric acid crystals or calcium within the joint. Joint health is also influenced by diet, daily activities, exercise and stress level.

A comprehensive treatment strategy that addresses all the contributing factors can provide best results:

  • Regenerative Medicine Injections (Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Bone Marrow Stem Cells) used to stimulate healing and stability of the supporting structures, cartilage and meniscus
  • Physical Therapy to strengthen and re-educate the muscles and ligaments and improve general strength and fitness
  • Anti-inflammatory Diet with adequate nutrients to support the healing process along with natural anti-inflammatory supplements
  • Energy Modalities such as low level laser and PEMF to further support tissue healing, decrease swelling and improve function

Below are some of the joint conditions that can benefit from comprehensive Regenerative Medicine mentioned above:

  • Osteoarthritis (knees, hips, shoulders, hands and feet)
  • Meniscus and Labrum Injury
  • Ligament Sprain (ACL, MCL…)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Joint Instability
  • Inflammatory Arthritis (RA and other..)

 

Schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Regenerative Medicine

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