Osteoarthritis Treatment: Care at Home and in Our Office
We offer an osteoarthritis treatment that helps our patients to live a full life by reducing their pain, increasing mobility and promoting healing. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to arthritis in general. In fact, most people believe that it only impacts elderly people. This is simply not true. Osteoarthritis can impact anyone and around 50 million Americans are currently suffering from this condition. Unfortunately, many people simply live with it instead of seeking treatment. Eventually, the pain can become severe enough to restrict their ability to do normal daily activities or even perform necessary job duties. Fortunately, there is hope. We offer a treatment that can help.
What can be done to treat osteoarthritis or reduce the impact of it?
Ultimately, it is important for patients to be aware of what they can do to prevent osteoarthritis from becoming worse and what can be done to treat it. Here is what we suggest –
#1 Consider losing weight
There are indications that being obese can lead to an increase in the secretion of a hormone that is responsible for breaking down cartilage. Losing 10 pounds can result in up to 70 pounds of less force being placed on the hips and knees – something that is very beneficial when trying to reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
Maintaining physical strength is important for reducing the likelihood that a person will suffer from arthritis or suffer an injury. Exercise is also critical for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
#3 Remember to stretch
It is important to maintain flexibility. Stretching regularly, doing yoga or pilates can help to prevent arthritic symptoms.
#4 Schedule an osteoarthritis treatment with our office
We offer a nonsurgical treatment that can help our patients by reducing arthritic pain. Several treatment options are available in our office with one of the most popular being a stem cell treatment using ultrasound guidance to inject the stem cells in the exact area that is causing pain. This therapy is especially effective for helping to heal joints and reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder or ankle. If the treatment must be delivered to an area that is anatomically complex, such as the hip joint or soft tissue located deep inside the body, a guided injection may be the only way to do it safely and accurately.
Many patients also visit us for PRP therapy because of pain they are experiencing in the joints or soft tissue, caused by osteoarthritis or an injury. As one of the most common orthopedic and sports medicine applications, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used to reduce pain and restore mobility in soft tissues and joints and are especially effective for chronic tendon and ligament problems.
Learn more about our osteoarthritis treatment
If you’re suffering from arthritic pain, do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to live with it. Instead, call us so that you can begin to experience relief and enjoy living a life free from pain.