How Does Regenerative Medicine Treat Arthritis Pain?

Arthritis pain is a common medical concern across the world. Over time, this condition can progress and limit your day-to-day activities. While arthritis treatment has previously been limited to joint replacement surgery, patients today have access to innovative regenerative therapies.

Read on to learn more about how regenerative medicine can treat arthritis pain. 

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an emerging field of medicine that involves regenerating damaged tissue to restore proper function. It involves minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments to reduce patients’ risk of complications and cut down post-operative recovery times.  

With the potential to heal damaged tissue without incisions, anesthesia, or foreign materials, regenerative medicine is commonly used for degenerative conditions with no known cure, including arthritis

Regenerative Medicine for Arthritis Pain

First off, let’s provide a quick overview of arthritis, a condition that impacts over 20% of all adults in the United States. 

Arthritis encompasses a range of conditions involving joint swelling and pain. The most common type of arthritis, called osteoarthritis, results from wear and tear on the joints. This repeated strain breaks down the cartilage that cushions the joint, leading to inflammation, stiffness, and tenderness. 

Regenerative treatments like PRP and stem cell therapy can help with arthritis by regenerating the damaged cartilage within a joint. PRP and stem cells are rich in growth factors that stimulate the body’s natural tissue repair process. Over time after a regenerative treatment, your body will work to replace damaged cartilage with new, healthy tissue. 

In PRP or stem cell therapy for arthritis, your physician will inject PRP or stem cells into the arthritic joint. PRP is typically derived from the patient’s own blood, which is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. Stem cells may be taken from the patient or a donor. 

To learn more about how regenerative medicine treats arthritis pain, browse the database of physicians at Regenerative Medicine Now. 

Mira Swave, MD

Contributor at Regenerative Medicine Now

Mira Swave, M.D. is a specialist in the field of Regenerative Medicine.
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