Arthritis Pain Relief in Lawrenceville, GA
Royal Blue Medical Center Can Help You Cope With Your Condition
There are more than 100 types of arthritis, and nearly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with arthritis each year. About 1 in 4 adults or 15 million people with arthritis experience severe joint pain as a result of their condition.
When this pain becomes too much to bear, many people turn to medications and even consider getting surgery and replacing their joints. For many, however, regenerative medicine presents an alternate solution.
Learn more about regenerative medicine at Royal Blue Medical Center; call us at (770) 766-4609 to get started today.
What Is Arthritis?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
“Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints or tissues around the joint.” Most forms of arthritis cause pain and swelling in joints, like knees and elbows, but some types of arthritis can cause problems in your organs, such as eyes and skin.
Joints are the places where two bones meet, and the most common kind of arthritis (i.e. osteoarthritis) occurs when the cartilage between your bones erodes and wears down. This can cause the bones to rub against one another and erode, as well, which can be very painful and cause permanent damage. Other types of arthritis (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis) occur when your body attacks itself and causes painful swelling (inflammation) in your joints.
If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might be suffering from arthritis.
Royal Blue Medical Center may be able to help.
What Are the Most Common Types of Arthritis?
The most common form of arthritis in the United States is osteoarthritis. It is typically related to aging or an injury and tends to affect the hands, knees, hips, or spine. Other common forms of arthritis include:
Treatment for arthritis will depend on which type of arthritis you have and may include medicine, surgery, or more holistic care.
When considering your options, don’t forget about regenerative medicine. Click here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about regenerative medicine.
How Do I Know If I Have Arthritis?
Different kinds of arthritis come with different symptoms, but most forms of the condition come with pain and stiffness in or around one or more joints. Sometimes, symptoms develop gradually and other times, they emerge suddenly. Symptoms can also come and go or persist over time.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
- Pain or aching
- Decreased range of motion (or flexibility)
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
- Pain or aching in more than one joint
- Stiffness in more than one joint
- Swelling or tenderness in more than one joint
- The same symptoms on both sides of the body
- Weight loss
- Fatigue or tiredness
Regenerative medicine may be a solution to some of the symptoms of some types of arthritis. Every case is different, so speaking with our knowledgeable staff may be the best way to get started.
Curious About Royal Blue Medical Center?
Great! Our goal at Royal Blue Medical Center is to help you deal with your injuries and chronic pain conditions. We do this by using state-of-the-art technology and methodologies and helping you heal without drug use and extensive surgeries.
Regenerative medicine isn’t the right choice for everyone, but it may work for you, and you owe it to yourself to explore all your options.
Call Royal Blue Medical Center at (770) 766-4609 and see if our customized treatment plan fits your goals. You can also contact us online to start your pain-free life today!