ARTHRITIS TREATMENT

Don’t let the limitations of joint pain and disability affect your daily life. We can help you GET ACTIVE AGAIN.

ARTHRITIS TREATMENT

Don’t let the limitations of joint pain and disability affect your daily life. We can help you GET ACTIVE AGAIN.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis means inflammation of the joint.

There are many types of arthritis, but the most common type is Osteoarthritis, which is a progressive degeneration becoming more prevalent with age. The primary issue in arthritis is a loss of cartilage which leads to “bone on bone” and associated pain with movement. Until recently, no one thought that cartilage could grow again once it was damaged. We now know that is not true. Research at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University has shown that: STEM CELLS CAN GROW CARTILAGE!

“He is an exceptional physician and compassionate man. I trust his expertise and abilities and would highly recommend him to anyone who suffers from chronic pain.”
—Richard S.

Many patients with arthritis are left confused, in pain, and with limited activity. Typical treatments fail, and AARP published patient guidance that knee replacement surgery leaves one out of four patients with chronic pain. Faced with this data, patients often do nothing. However arthritis is progressive.

Effective Treatment Options

Stem Cell is one of the most well-known regenerative therapy options. This is because the incredible healing potential of embryonic and mesenchymal stem cells can resolve issues with bone, muscle, cartilage, nerve, ligament and tendon. Tissues that we thought only years ago could never be replenished, are being healed with stem cell treatments. Though stem cell is clearly one of the most powerful options for treatment, there are other regenerative therapies.

These include:

  • Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (which has the ability to stop arthritis and provide pain relief)
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Amniotic membrane matrix
  • Wharton’s jelly (containing stem cells)
  • Exosomes (messenger elements that direct healing)
  • PRP and PRF (platelet rich plasma, plasma with fibrin)

Hyaluronic Acid can help and protect the joint

Most patients have done the typical arthritis knee pain treatments including rest, bracing, non-steroidals and physical therapy. Sometimes even topical medications may help. But fortunately for patients, Medicare now covers hyaluronic acid supplements to relieve knee pain.

Hyaluronic acid is a lubricant found in healthy knee joints. We lose this over time with the development of arthritis. Doctors used to get this product from animals, leading to a number of allergic reactions, but now coporations have ways to produce it that avoids those issues. One of the products produced that way is Hymovis, and we have found it very effective. The treatment takes literally 5 minutes and involves very little discomfort and recent studies show these lubricants can delay or prevent knee replacement surgery!

If you have not tried these options, or if you have failed older, less effective products, come to us and let us decide if you might benefit from newer products.

Knee arthritis patients who fail treatments and need surgery

Some patients fail all of the conservative treatment options and are left facing surgery. There are things you should know about knee surgery in patients with significant arthritis:

Arthroscopic knee surgery in arthritis patients is ineffective

Mensical repairs or excision in patients with arthritis most often does not lead to pain relief

Unfortunately, the only surgery in significant knee arthritis is usually Total Knee Replacement…a surgery where the end of the femur bone and the top of the tibia bone are cut off, and a surgery that AARP says leads to chronic pain in 1/3 of patients!

Regenerative Medicine is a relatively new science with untold potential. Stem cells have the ability to heal bone, heal muscle and nerve injury, regenerate cartilage, heal ligament injury, block inflammation, and decrease pain, all without requiring anesthesia and surgery and the associated complications.

The healing potential of regenerative medicine is incredible and many patients have found incredible results. However, these results have a much better chance of working if done before the joint injury is too severe… so don’t wait too long to seek treatment!

Read: Six Reasons to believe Stem Cell can work for arthritis pain or Download and share with a friend: Six Reasons to Believe Stem Cell Can Work for Arthritis Pain (PDF)

At Southcoast Regenerative medicine we want you to know that regenerative therapies can work. Let us guide you to your best recovery plan! Schedule a consultation online or get in touch with us today.

Cell Therapy

The understanding of the causes of knee pain is changing. We now are beginning to recognize why some patients hurt, and others do not, and as we direct our treatments towards those causes we are finding new ways to relieve pain. The science behind the use of cell therapy to provide relief is clear:

“We’re at the beginning of a paradigm change in medicine with the promise of being able to facilitate regeneration of parts of the human body, …… adult stem cells can generate replacements for cells that are lost to injury or disease. The ability to facilitate the regeneration of parts of the human body is no longer the stuff of science fiction, the cell based therapies and their use in regenerative medicine is one of the most promising fields of science already producing improbable advances.”
—Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner

Download PDF “Cell Therapy for Knee Arthritis

There is substantial research to show that Orthobiologic treatments (cell therapy) have incredible potential! Read our blog post entitled “would you try stem cell?” and learn about the results of a study on knee arthritis in France, in which patients who had both cell therapy and surgery, chose stem cell treatments 2 to 1 over knee replacement surgery! If you have been told Orthobiologics will not work for you, read why we believe otherwise here.

Cell therapy and other regenerative techniques are a reasonable option for treating arthritis pain and disability. Many patients have had these treatments and gained substantial improvement. We have seen it our practice many times. The procedures are minimal, and there is no painful recovery period. Don’t continue to live with pain and disability caused by arthritis. Schedule a consultation today or sign up for our mailing list today! Let us review your imaging, examine you, and direct you to to the option best suited for you. Arthritis will only get worse if you do the same things you have been doing so far.

Don’t put this off any longer! Your best chance is with early treatment!