A recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that about 23% of all American adults have arthritis. The severity of discomfort of joint pain can range from a minor and occasional soreness to a constant ache or pain that affects your lifestyle.
Don’t let chronic joint pain become your new normal. Regenerative medicine goes beyond pain relievers. It can address what’s causing your pain and even help repair your joints.
What is regenerative medicine?
Your body naturally attempts to repair any damage it sustains. Regenerative medicine helps stimulate your body’s healing mechanisms to increase its ability to recover naturally, without the need for medication or invasive surgery.
Here are some common regenerative treatments that can help your joint pain:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the most effective treatments available for addressing musculoskeletal problems. Platelets are one of several components in your blood; they function as blood clotting agents and stimulate tissue repair.
In a PRP therapy treatment, your doctor draws your blood, isolates the platelets, and reinjects the platelets at the site of your pain. The high concentration of platelets works to stimulate your body to heal and repair in the target location.
Stem cell treatment
Most cells are career “employees.” Kidney cells function in the kidneys, liver cells function in the liver, and so on. These cells live, function and die as the same cell. However, stem cells are cells that don’t yet have a “job.” They remain as stem cells until they differentiate (change) into other types of cells.
In a stem cell treatment, stem cells are injected into your joints where they can develop into cartilage cells, for example, or release proteins to slow degeneration and reduce pain. Your doctor can acquire stem cells from your own bone marrow or regenerative cells from donated tissue.
The study of exosomes is ongoing, but researchers believe exosomes serve as “messengers” or protein deliverers in cell-to-cell interaction. Exosomes communicate growth factor information to other cells. Exosome therapy is often used together with stem cell therapy to help trigger cell growth and repair.
Do you have joint pain?
Joint pain has a variety of causes, including arthritis, injury, and repetitive use. Depending on your specific case, regenerative medicine may be an option that fits your needs. The field is constantly evolving, which is why you need a doctor who is experienced, knowledgeable, and stays up-to-date with the latest techniques and research.
Treating joint pain is one of the services we offer at Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Pallavi Cherukupally integrates sports medicine, regenerative medicine, aesthetic medicine, and age management into her practice to help her patients look good, feel great, and enjoy life to the fullest.
If you’re suffering from pain in your joints, request an appointment online or call 407-204-0963.