Arthritis Specialist

Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa

Regenerative Medicine Physicians & Orthopedic Specialists located in Orlando, FL

Arthritis, in its many different forms, affects 54 million people in the United States, and this number is expected to grow to more than 78 million by 2040 thanks to an aging population. At Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa, Pallavi Cherukupally, MD, is providing new hope in the face of this painful disease through regenerative medicine, helping her Orlando, Florida, patients move freely again. If arthritis is limiting your life, call or use the online booking feature.

Arthritis

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a catchall term for a number of diseases that cause pain and inflammation in your joints. Of the more than 100 different types of arthritis, the following are the most common.

Osteoarthritis

This form of arthritis is far and away the most prevalent, affecting approximately 31 million people in the U.S. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that breaks down the cartilage in your joints, allowing your bones to rub together painfully.

Inflammatory arthritis

Under this category are two relatively common forms of arthritis — rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. These diseases develop when your immune system mistakenly attacks the protective tissue in your joints.

There are other forms of arthritis, including gout and joint inflammation brought on by infection.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Since arthritis causes inflammation in your joints, the most common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness around your affected joint
  • Swelling
  • Mobility issues

The bottom line is that if your arthritis is limiting your life in significant ways, it’s time to get help at Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa.

How is arthritis treated?

The first and most frustrating, thing to note about arthritis is that there’s no cure. That said, there are many tools that Dr. Cherukupally can bring to your arthritis that provide you with relief. When it comes to osteoarthritis, Dr. Cherukupally has found great success using regenerative medicine to help rebuild and repair your connective tissue and reduce the inflammation. Using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies, Dr. Cherukupally provides your joints with the necessary resources to strengthen and repair your cartilage.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

With this treatment, Dr. Cherukupally isolates the platelets from a sample of your own blood and injects them into your arthritic joints. The platelets release growth factors, or proteins, that provide a healing boost in your arthritic joints.

Stem cell therapy

By using stem cells derived from your bone marrow or donated amniotic tissue, Dr. Cherukupally introduces powerful cells that can rebuild your connective tissue.

Ultimately, this one-two punch is extremely effective in helping you regain mobility, function, and pain-free movement in your joints.

If you’re tired of the limitations that arthritis places on your life, call Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.