Arthritis Pain Doesn't Have to Prevent You From Living an Active Lifestyle This Spring

It’s perfectly normal to feel a bit achy or stiff after exercise or a few hours of intense housework; at the end of the day, overworked muscles and joints — even when they’re perfectly healthy — tend to feel sensitive and inflexible until they’ve had a chance to rest and recover.   

However, when routine activities leave your joints feeling perpetually tender, swollen, and stiff, you may be experiencing the far-reaching and physically limiting effects of arthritis.

This chronic and often inflammatory condition affects your joints as well as their surrounding tissues, is both common and on the rise: Approximately 54 million adults in the United States have already been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, a number that’s expected to increase to 78 million over the course of the next two decades.

Although mild cases of arthritis may cause only minor joint pain — which you can relieve with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication — moderate to severe arthritis cases can turn simple tasks into major challenges and cause serious issues with pain, range of motion, and mobility.

No matter what type of arthritis you have or how debilitating your symptoms, we can help you get up and outdoors this spring. At Reno Regenerative Medicine, we offer a comprehensive range of conservative therapies and advanced regenerative treatment solutions designed to help you stay active and move through your day with ease.

The domino effects of chronic arthritis pain

Arthritis activity may be concentrated in your joints, but common symptoms like persistent joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain are just the beginning of the disease’s potential impact. While arthritis symptoms can vary in type and severity — both among individuals as well as from one day to the next — a typical arthritis flare-up can leave the affected joint (or joints) feeling so swollen, stiff, weak, and tender that it’s difficult to perform routine tasks or maintain normal levels of activity.

It may be instinctive to rest and protect achy, unstable joints, but inactivity only serves to weaken the surrounding muscles, increase stiffness, intensify pain, and compound the underlying problem.

Natural arthritis solutions for long-term relief

As immobilizing as it can be, arthritis is also highly treatable. Even better, it’s often possible to promote natural joint lubrication, reduce chronic inflammation, alleviate pain, and restore optimal range of motion without having to rely on medication or resorting to surgery.

The following holistic treatments and advanced therapies have helped many men and women overcome arthritis pain and return to a normal, active life:

Chiropractic care

For patients with arthritis-related back, neck, or nerve pain, chiropractic care often involves spinal manipulation, or gentle structural adjustments. On top of reducing inflammation, alleviating pain, and restoring optimal range of motion, targeted spinal adjustments also help stimulate your body’s natural healing systems.

Chiropractic care may also incorporate massage, cold laser therapy, rehabilitative exercises, and therapeutic stretches to provide natural and sustainable relief from chronic joint pain.  

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Among the components in your blood are platelets, which contain hundreds of growth factors and other bioactive proteins that actively encourage cellular proliferation and tissue renewal. To harness the healing power of platelets and their growth factors, we draw a small amount of your blood, spin it in a centrifuge, and mix the separated platelets with a tiny amount of plasma to create an injectable serum called platelet-rich plasma.

With up to 10 times as many growth factors as normal, circulating blood, your personal PRP serum acts to stimulate cell renewal, decrease inflammation, and promote rapid healing when carefully injected into an arthritic joint.

Regenerative medicine

This advanced therapy uses mesenchymal stem cells — derived from prescreened umbilical cord tissue and processed into a concentrated injectable serum — to promote tissue regeneration and healing in damaged, arthritis-stricken joints. When stem cells enter an injured, damaged, or inflamed area, they transform themselves into whatever type of cell is needed to help speed up the healing process.

What makes them so amazing is that they can take on virtually any form, helping to heal muscle, ligament, cartilage, and bone tissue as needed. Much like PRP, this revolutionary approach to joint pain acts to decrease inflammation and foster healing from the inside out.

Quality, customized care that meets your needs

At Reno Regenerative Medicine, we’re committed to two things: helping you find relief from chronic arthritis pain, and giving you the resources and tools you need to manage your condition, stay active, and maintain a healthy, pain-free life.

To learn more about how you can actively enjoy spring this year, call our Reno, Nevada, office today, or use the convenient online tool to request an appointment anytime.

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