What You Should Know about Managing Arthritis Pain

Has arthritis pain started to make it impossible to do what you love, get around the house, or even perform daily tasks like dressing and cooking meals? Pain and swelling can make it increasingly difficult to stay independent, but there's hope. You can regain your mobility and manage your pain with help from a regenerative medicine specialist.

At Cell Bionics Institute locations in Sterling, Virgina; Utica, New York; and Washington DC, Dr. Nameer Haider provides regenerative medicine options to arthritis patients to reduce or eliminate your arthritis pain. With the right treatment protocol, you can begin to enjoy life again.   

Regenerative medicine basics

Your body is able to accomplish different levels of regeneration on a cellular level, renewing and restoring your body’s tissues. Regenerative medicine can help boost this natural ability of your body to heal itself, as well as reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain from arthritis. 

Managing arthritis pain

According to the CDC, nearly one in four adults in the US suffers from arthritis. Of these, half report that their arthritis limits their activity, and one-quarter say arthritis causes them to experience severe and chronic joint pain.

Dr. Haider offers a wide range of regenerative treatments for people who are suffering with arthritis pain. He will consult with you, review your medical history, and complete a thorough exam, paying extra attention to joints and any old injuries that may be sites of arthritis pain.  

In addition to anti-inflammatory medications and joint injections, two of the most common ways to treat arthritis include:  

1. Physical therapy

Exercise is crucial to maintaining mobility, but the wrong kind of activity can do more harm than good. Dr. Haider can help you with a physical therapy plan that uses safe, gentle motion to increase flexibility and bring down your pain levels. When used with oral and injected medications, this is often the answer to ongoing pain management.

2. PRP therapy

For platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Dr. Haider draws a vial of your blood and places it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets, which have regenerative properties, including growth factors. Once the platelets are concentrated in the plasma, they can be reinjected into your body precisely at the source of arthritis pain, attracting additional growth factors and working to  promote healing. Studies have already shown PRP is effective in decreasing pain and reducing inflammation in patients affected by early osteoarthritis.

Is your arthritis pain refusing to respond to conventional treatments? Find out if regenerative medicine could be the answer. Contact our closest office today or book an appointment online using our convenient scheduling system.

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