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What Causes Joint Pain?

Understanding the Causes of Joint Pain

Living with joint pain daily can be a life-altering situation. Not only can joint pain limit you from doing the activities you love, but it can also be mentally taxing. However, learning what causes joint pain can help you get the right treatment for your condition sooner than later. Here’s what you need to know.

Common Conditions That Cause Joint Pain

The cartilage connected to your joints acts as a cushion and shock absorber. When cartilage breaks down, that’s when pain in your joints can begin. Here are some of the most common conditions that cause pain in the joints.


There are two types of arthritis — osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). While both cause joint pain, the following are the differences between the two:

  • Osteoarthritis can be identified by the breakdown of cartilage.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s tissues.


Fluid-filled sacs found in your joints are called bursae and keep the area between your bones, tendons, skin, and muscle tissue friction-free when you move. When you have inflammation in the bursae, it can cause pain in the joints.


Your tendons are thick threads that hold your muscles and bones together. When the tendons become inflamed, it can be challenging to move your joints due to tenderness and acute pain.

How Can Regenerative Medicine Relieve Joint Pain?

When it comes to joint pain relief, regenerative medicine could be the answer. Here are the most common treatments that can help you live a pain-free life:

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy

PRP therapy can help get platelets to the affected areas through a series of injections.

Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections

Since hyaluronic acid already exists in your body, hyaluronic acid joint injections are one of the most natural treatments for osteoarthritis. This gel-like substance can help restore the lubrication that you’ve lost in your joints.

Regenerative Cell Therapy

For those who have chronic pain or injuries, regenerative cell therapy offers a non-surgical way to manage pain and injury care. When stem cells are placed near other cells in the cartilage and tendons, it will take on its properties and regenerate.

Is Regenerative Medicine Safe?

Regenerative medicine is a safe way to live pain-free without surgery or drugs. Whether you aren’t a candidate for surgery or medication, or you would prefer a more natural solution, regenerative therapy could be right for you. Besides not having to “go under the knife” and taking medication, some of the other benefits to regenerative medicine include faster recovery time, improved health of your tissues, and improved functionality.

Contact Royal Blue Medical Center for Joint Pain Relief

If you are suffering from chronic joint pain, we can help you live a pain-free life. Our care is focused on long-term recovery through a personalized treatment plan. Contact Royal Blue Medical Center today at (770) 766-4609 to learn more about how our compassionate team of care providers can get you the pain relief you’ve been looking for.