If you’re experiencing pain in your joints or noticing redness in the area, it could be from the deteriorated cartilage caused by arthritis. Our doctors can help identify your symptoms and provide the best treatment for your arthritis. We’re dedicated to ensuring you have pain relief that lasts, so you don't have to live with your arthritis pain any more.
Arthritis Pain Relief
For long-lasting arthritis pain relief, we offer regenerative medicine. By focusing on your natural ability to heal, regenerative medicine provides the boost you need to heal faster and more effectively.
Arthritis symptoms can be soothed by platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments, a branch of regenerative medicine. Since platelets in your blood promote healing, a higher concentration of these cells will amplify your healing process. We create a concentrated serum of platelets from a small vial of your blood and then inject it at the site of your arthritis pain, whether that’s your knees, hands, discs, or elsewhere, and the platelets and growth factor will work to relieve your arthritis pain.
What Causes Arthritis?
Causes of arthritis vary depending on what form of arthritis you’re suffering from. Rheumatoid arthritis is often caused by environmental factors or infection. Your genetics might play a role in diminishing your cartilage when your body produces antibodies to fight infections or diseases.
Osteoarthritis is categorized by cartilage damage and is identified by redness, heat, and inflammation at the joint. As osteoarthritis develops further, and the cartilage is worn away, it results in more pain from the friction of raw bones rubbing on each other and degeneration of your joints.
Fractures at joint surfaces and joint dislocations develop into post-traumatic arthritis. Your body secretes certain hormones following injury, which causes cartilage cells to diminish.
Types of Arthritis
There are four common types of arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis is also referred to as degenerative joint disease and is the most common type. Cartilage starts to wear away over time, and in extreme cases, it can completely disappear.
- Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system attacks healthy joints, tissues, and organs. With severe arthritis pain, rheumatoid arthritis can deform or change a joint permanently.
- Post-traumatic arthritis develops after a joint injury. Tendonitis, fractures, or ligament tears may occur immediately or well after the initial injury.
- Psoriatic arthritis occurs when psoriasis, a scaling skin disorder, affects the joints at the ends of the toes and fingers. If the spine is involved, back pain will occur as a result.
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for arthritis in Bakersfield, Shafter, Arvin, or any nearby city in California, call our medical center today at (661) 380-7222 for a complimentary consultation. Our doctors have the experience and treatments needed to help you live pain-free.