Arthritis is a catchall term for a joint disease or joint pain. In fact, there are over 100 conditions that affect your joints that fall under the term “arthritis.” Joint diseases affect people regardless of gender, age, or race, and over 50 million adults and children in the United States have some form of arthritis.
Arthritis is divisible into the following categories:
Degenerative arthritis: Far and away, the most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative form of arthritis. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage, which acts as a cushion between your bones, begins to wear down and causes your bones to rub together. Because osteoarthritis is degenerative, it’s often associated with aging, but it can also be found among younger, active people.
Inflammatory arthritis: This type of arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks your joints, causing uncontrolled inflammation in your joints. The most common examples of inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Infectious arthritis: Infectious arthritis occurs when bacteria, fungi, or a virus enters your joints and cause inflammation. The most common causes of infectious arthritis are food poisoning, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis C.
Metabolic arthritis: This type of arthritis occurs when you have high levels of uric acid in your body, which builds up, creating painful crystals in your joints.
The symptoms of arthritis are usually the same no matter which form of the joint disease you have. They include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call Medical Wellness Group to set up an appointment to get an evaluation. The sooner you treat joint disease, the more successful you will be in stemming, and even reversing, its progression.
In order to treat the symptoms of arthritis, many patients are finding success using amniotic allografts. These are made up of stem cells, growth hormones, protein, and hyaluronic acid. This treatment option has proven to be very effective at helping the body to repair itself.
More and more, doctors are turning to stem cell therapy to treat painful arthritis in almost all the joints in your body. Stem cells are highly effective because of their ability to divide and become other cells.
When stem cells go to a damaged area, they turn into new types of cells that have the capacity to regenerate that area of the body. Stem cell therapy stimulates a healing response in your body, and between the introduced cells and the healing response, joint repair is accomplished quickly and efficiently, using your body’s natural resources.
Here’s how stem cell therapy works:
To find out more about how stem cell therapy can help with your arthritis, call or go online for an appointment at Medical Wellness Group.
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