Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, often referred to as “wear-and-tear” arthritis, is a prevalent condition that typically manifests during middle age or later years. While it can affect any joint in the body, it predominantly develops in weight-bearing joints like the hip and knee. Osteoarthritis in the affected area can lead to pain, stiffness, and difficulties in performing routine tasks such as bending over or taking a short walk.

Managing osteoarthritis is imperative due to its gradual progression. Early initiation of treatment can significantly mitigate its impact on daily life. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, various treatment options are available to help manage pain and maintain an active lifestyle. Articular cartilage covers the bone surfaces, providing a smooth, protective layer that facilitates movement. In osteoarthritis, this cartilage deteriorates over time, becoming frayed and rough, resulting in reduced joint space and potential bone-on-bone contact. To compensate for lost cartilage, bones may develop outward, forming bone spurs.

Osteoarthritis typically presents with pain around the affected joint that gradually worsens. Morning stiffness and discomfort after rest are common symptoms, and over time, pain may become more frequent, even during rest or at night. Contributing factors to osteoarthritis include increasing age, family history, previous hip injuries, obesity, and developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Additional symptoms may include radiating pain, increased pain with vigorous activity, stiffness affecting walking or bending, joint “locking” or “sticking,” and a grinding noise during movement. Decreased range of motion and heightened pain with rainy weather are also reported.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis

At Regenesiss, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options for osteoarthritis, including hyaluronic acid knee injections, stem cell injections, and other innovative therapies. Our team is dedicated to tailoring treatments to individual needs, providing personalized solutions for effective osteoarthritis management. Click on the “Get in Touch” button to explore the most appropriate treatment options for you and embark on a path towards improved joint health and enhanced overall well-being.

 

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