Here's How Regenerative Medicine Can Treat Your Arthritis

When you have arthritis, moving around and doing everyday tasks can be incredibly painful. While conventional treatments help reduce inflammation and joint pain, many people still experience the debilitating symptoms of arthritis.

Thanks to revolutionary advancements in modern medicine, you can now live pain-free with arthritis. At Pain Management Group, LLC, board-certified pain management doctor Ajit Pai, MD, FIPP, uses advanced regenerative medicine, such as PRP and stem cells, to treat patients with arthritis.

Here’s what regenerative medicine is, and how it can help you live well and thrive with arthritis.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a common syndrome that causes swelling and pain in your joints and connective tissues, such as your knees, wrists, fingers, and ankles. You can have arthritis in any or multiple joints.

When you have arthritis, you often experience stiffness, swelling, redness, tenderness, and warmth in the impacted joints. Without treatment, the pain and swelling can make it difficult to move around and engage in your usual routine.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine works by repairing and regenerating any damaged tissues and joints in your body. When stem cells or platelets are injected into your body, they multiply and grow, stimulating healing within your body.

As a result of the treatment from regenerative medicine, your body restores itself. You experience long-lasting relief from pain and swelling as well as improvement in chronic conditions.

How does regenerative medicine treat arthritis?

Regenerative medicine treats arthritis in two ways, tissue restoration and self-healing. Tissue restoration allows damaged tissues to be replaced with healthy new tissues, while self-healing helps your body regenerate and repair itself by producing new tissues.

Using regenerative medicine techniques reduces your chronic symptoms of arthritis, such as inflammation and pain. The results from this advanced treatment are typically long-term.

What regenerative medicine procedures treat arthritis?

Dr. Pai uses two treatments, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and stem cells, to treat arthritis. Depending on your needs, Dr. Pai develops a treatment plan using one or both of these procedures.

PRP

PRP uses your own blood’s growth factor cells to regenerate and repair tissues damaged by arthritis. At the start of this procedure, Dr. Pai draws your blood to use in the treatment.

He then processes your blood in a centrifuge to isolate the highest concentration of your platelets. Finally, Dr. Pai injects the concentrated PRP into the area or areas where you have pain from arthritis.

The procedure is minimally invasive and quick, and you’ll experience reduced pain and inflammation within three weeks. Most of Dr. Pai’s patients only need one PRP injection to experience permanent results.

Stem cells

Stem cell injections work by multiplying and regenerating cells in your body, which leads to high levels of internal self-healing. Dr. Pai uses donor embryonic stem cells or bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) for the procedure.

The simple treatment involves injecting the donor stem cells or BMAC into the areas where you experience symptoms from arthritis. Before the injection, Dr. Pai uses an antiseptic and, if requested, numbing solution or cream, in the local area to prepare your skin.

Like PRP, stem cell injections are minimally invasive and done at Pain Management Group, LLC. Within three weeks, you’ll experience a long-lasting improvement in your arthritis symptoms.

If your arthritis symptoms haven’t responded to traditional treatments, it’s time to explore other options. Regenerative medicine can quickly and permanently restore your quality of life.

To learn more about regenerative medicine for arthritis and schedule a consultation, contact our team at Mishawaka, Indiana-based Pain Management Group, LLC, by calling our office.

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