Can Regenerative Medicine Treat Osteoarthritis?

20 February 2024
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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting Floridians and people across the U.S., with over 32.5 million Americans diagnosed with this degenerative condition, osteoarthritis is a pressing health concern. Could regenerative medicine be the answer?

Regenerative therapies can provide life-changing osteoarthritis relief without surgery, downtime, or serious complications. Keep reading to learn more!

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease resulting from gradual wear and tear on tissues within the joint. It’s particularly common in older adults as a result of age-related degeneration, but may also be caused by joint injuries, overuse, genetic factors, and irregular joint structure. 

No matter its exact cause, osteoarthritis can break down the cartilage, tendons, ligaments, synovium (lining of the joint), and bone tissue in a joint. This may lead to chronic joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. 

Treatment for Osteoarthritis

In past decades, non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis have been relatively limited, relying on lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and medications. But, especially in the later stages of the disease, these treatments may not be sufficient to alleviate chronic pain. While joint replacement surgery can provide relief for some patients, it involves major surgery, significant risks, and lengthy recovery time. 

The Benefits of Regenerative Medicine for Osteoarthritis

Thankfully, our Florida patients no longer have to rely on surgery for osteoarthritis relief. Regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy, can treat osteoarthritis by repairing the damaged joint tissue from the inside out. 

With the ability to regenerate into virtually any type of cell, stem cells can rebuild damaged joint tissue, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the body’s healing process. As the joint tissue regenerates, you’ll experience less joint pain, an improved range of motion, and greater mobility overall. 

At the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute, we provide a range of cutting-edge regenerative therapies to naturally treat osteoarthritis. Reach out to us today for a free consultation!