Why Regenerative Medicine Therapies are a Game-Changer in Treating Arthritis Pain

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is another popular treatment for people with osteoarthritis. PRP is a solution that’s deri

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common joint conditions, affecting nearly 50% of Americans over the age of 65. Sometimes called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage between the bones in your joints deteriorates. 

Cartilage is a slick, tough tissue that cushions joints to keep the bones from rubbing together. But with age and use, cartilage begins disappearing and bones begin to rub against one another. It’s this friction that causes the pain, swelling, and stiffness that characterizes arthritis.

There are plenty of treatment options out there for arthritis, from oral pain relievers to joint injections. But unfortunately, many modern treatment options focus on the symptoms of arthritis and not what causes pain in the first place.  

When traditional arthritis treatments don’t effectively relieve your pain, Teddrick Dunson, MD, of Thrive Pain Management in Irving, Texas, is here to help. He is proud to offer the latest in regenerative medicine therapies for people living with osteoarthritis

Learn more about this game-changing approach to arthritis pain, then call or book online for your first appointment. 

Regenerative medicine gives your body the power to heal itself

Arthritis pain appears when the bones in your joints grind together. Traditional treatments focus on reducing or covering up the pain, swelling, and stiffness, but they often don’t address the cause behind the symptoms. 

Regenerative medicine therapy is different. If gives your body stimulation to heal itself, improving the underlying condition while treating symptoms. At Thrive Pain Management, Dr. Dunson offers stem cell, platelet-rich plasma, and other therapies for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. 

Stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis

Stem cells are powerful cells found in your body. They are specially formulated to grow and repair tissue. Stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis involves taking a sample of stem cells from your bone marrow and reinjecting them into the joints affected by arthritis.

When Dr. Dunson injects stem cells into your damaged joints, they begin working to repair tissue and cartilage. New cartilage growth helps cushion joints, and stem cell treatment can also reduce inflammation. 

Platelet-rich plasma for osteoarthritis

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is another popular treatment for people with osteoarthritis. PRP is a solution that’s derived from your own blood. It’s processed in a centrifuge and it contains hundreds of growth factors — special proteins that are designed to stimulate healthy cell growth.

Dr. Dunson takes a small sample of blood from your arm and creates the PRP. He injects it into arthritic joints, and the growth factors stimulate new tissue and cartilage growth while reducing swelling and inflammation. 

Regenerative medicine is a game-changing treatment option for patients who haven’t found effective pain relief with other popular arthritis treatments. It’s a customizable treatment that’s focused on your unique needs and arthritis symptoms.

You don’t have to live with arthritis treatment that doesn’t work. Learn more about regenerative medicine for osteoarthritis by booking your first appointment by phone or online today

 

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