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Osteoarthritis: What It Is and How We Can Treat It

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints breaks down, causing pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

While there are several treatment options available for osteoarthritis, regenerative therapy has emerged as a promising and effective solution for treating this condition.

At Pain Free Orlando, we use Platelet-Rich Plasma and Viscosupplementation as safe and effective alternatives to pain medications and invasive surgeries.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints breaks down over time. This can cause bones to rub against each other, leading to pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it most commonly affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis include age, genetics, obesity, and previous joint injuries.

How Regenerative Therapy Treats Osteoarthritis

Regenerative therapy like PRP and Viscosupplementation can be used to treat osteoarthritis. These treatments involve the use of natural substances to promote healing and regeneration in the affected joint.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP):
PRP therapy involves the use of a patient’s own blood to promote healing in the affected joint. The process begins with a blood draw, which is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the affected joint, where it promotes healing and regeneration.

Viscosupplementation involves the injection of a hyaluronic acid solution into the affected joint. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps cushion and lubricate the joints. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the joint, Viscosupplementation can reduce pain and inflammation, improve joint function, and promote healing.

Benefits of Regenerative Therapy for Osteoarthritis

  • Non-Invasive Treatment: Regenerative therapy is a non-invasive treatment for osteoarthritis. Unlike surgical procedures, which can be invasive and require lengthy recovery times, regenerative therapy has little to no downtime and carries minimal risk of adverse side effects.
  • Safe and Effective: Regenerative therapy is a safe and effective treatment for osteoarthritis. Because these treatments use natural substances, there is little risk of allergic reactions or other adverse side effects.
  • Promotes Healing and Regeneration: Regenerative therapy promotes healing and regeneration in the affected joint. By promoting the production of new cells and tissues, these treatments can help restore function to the joint and reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Customizable Treatment: Regenerative therapy can be tailored to each individual’s unique needs and goals. A healthcare provider will assess your specific condition and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. This personalized approach helps ensure the best possible outcome for each patient.

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that can cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints. Regenerative therapy like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Viscosupplementation offer safe and effective solutions for treating osteoarthritis.

By promoting healing and regeneration, providing non-invasive treatment options, offering customizable treatment plans, and carrying minimal risk of adverse side effects, regenerative therapy can help individuals with osteoarthritis improve their joint function and quality of life.

If you or a loved one are suffering from osteoarthritis in Orlando, or throughout Central Florida, call us today at (407) 344-4878 to schedule a free consultation.