Arthritis is a general term used to describe any condition involving damage to the cartilage. Although the definition is broad, our doctors are dedicated to diagnosing your condition and providing you with the pain relief treatment you need. We will work with you to determine the best treatment plan to get effective arthritis pain relief.
Arthritis Pain Relief
Regenerative medicine is at the heart of arthritis pain relief. By focusing on the body’s natural ability to heal, regenerative medicine helps amplify that healing power, so the body can heal efficiently and effectively.
A branch of regenerative medicine focuses on platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This treatment involves drawing a sample of your blood, separating platelets from other blood cells, and creating a higher concentration of plasma and proteins. When this concentrated formula is targeted at the site of your pain, your body is supplied with extra healing factors and your recovery is accelerated.
No matter what type of arthritis you may have, you deserve a treatment program that’s customized for you. We will discuss your goals with you so that you feel confident in moving forward with the form of relief that your body needs.
What Causes Arthritis?
Different forms of arthritis have different causes. The pain associated with osteoarthritis is caused by damaged cartilage and is initially identified by redness, heat, and inflammation at the joint. As osteoarthritis develops further, and the cartilage is worn away even more, you experience more pain from the mechanical friction of raw bones rubbing on each other, as well as degeneration of joints.
Rheumatoid is often caused by infection or environmental factors. When your body produces antibodies to fight infections or diseases, your genetics might play a role in diminishing your cartilage as a result.
Post-traumatic arthritis might develop from fractures at joint surfaces and joint dislocations. Your body may secrete certain hormones following injury, which may cause cartilage cells to diminish.
Types of Arthritis
Although the symptoms and pain you feel are unique to your body, there are four common types of arthritis that you might be suffering from.
Osteoarthritis is also called as degenerative joint disease and is the most common type. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage starts to wear away over time. In extreme cases, the cartilage can completely wear away, leaving nothing to protect the bones in a joint. Bones may also bulge or stick out at the end of a joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, causing the body's immune system to attack healthy joints, tissues, and organs. When it's severe, it can deform or change a joint permanently.
Post-traumatic develops following an injury to the hand, wrist, or elbow. This condition may develop years after trauma occurs, such as tendonitis, fractures, or ligament tears.
Psoriatic arthritis occurs when psoriasis, a scaling skin disorder, affects the joints at the ends of the fingers and toes. Back pain may happen if the spine is impacted as well.
No matter what type of arthritic condition you may have, you deserve a treatment program that’s customized for you. We will discuss your goals with you so that you feel confident in moving forward with the form of relief that your body needs.
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for arthritis in Stuart, Port St Lucie, Palm City or any nearby area in Martin & St Lucie County, call us today at (772) 781-1101 for a complimentary consultation.