Understanding Joint Pain and Its Impact On Your Life

Joint pain may be a common diagnosis, but it can wreak havoc on your life and prevent you from enjoying the activities that you once took for granted. It’s important not just to understand why you are experiencing joint pain, but also to educate yourself about the newest and most advanced joint pain treatments available.

Why Joint Pain?
Joints are the areas of the body where two bone ends meet and create some type of motion. In most cases, cartilage cushions the bones and keeps the joint working smoothly. Ligaments and tendons also play a role in the joints; ligaments attach bone to bone, while tendons attach muscle to bone in the joint region. When a joint begins exhibiting pain, it is a sign that some type of injury or disease is impacting the ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or bones in and around the joint.

Signs of Joint Pain
Joint pain presents itself with swelling, redness, stiffness, and warmth around the joint. Overall, pain within a joint can often prevent a full range of motion and create severe pain when pressure or resistance is applied. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain. As the umbrella term for more than 100 different diseases and conditions, arthritis generally refers to swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints brought on by a specific trigger. Osteoarthritis, for example, is a degenerative joint disease in which “wear and tear” on the joints leads to a breakdown of cartilage over time. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system views the joints as foreign enemies and attacks them.

Cutting Edge Joint Pain Treatment
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic joint pain and find that physical therapy and traditional medications cannot adequately minimize or resolve the pain. Joint surgery, on the other hand, is a last resort that poses a host of complications. Fortunately, it’s now possible to escape chronic joint pain using the simple power of your own body. The stem cells found naturally inside the body, which normally work as natural healers, can be drawn out and purposefully utilized to heal the damaged tissue causing joint pain.

RegenaJoint™ is one such stem cell treatment that is performed exclusively at the Florida Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine by the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute. RegenaJoint combines the body’s own stem cells, platelets, and growth factors and injects them directly into the affected tissue inside and around the painful joints. Over the span of weeks and months, RegenaJoint™ stimulates the repairs needed to redevelop a healthy, fully-functioning joint.

Erick A. Grana, M.D.

Doctor at Regenerative Orthopedic Institute

Dr. Grana is a physiatrist and pain management specialist with extensive clinical experience. He works at the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.
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