Arthritis can cause severe pain that limits daily activities like walking or climbing stairs. Nameer Haider, MD, and the team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine in Utica, New York, use the latest researched-backed techniques to treat arthritis. For the most advanced care in arthritis treatment, call or book an appointment online today.
About 1 in 5 American adults suffer from arthritis, or joint inflammation. This condition can affect any joint in your body, including the spine, knees, and hips. There are more than 100 types of arthritis that cause a variety of symptoms. Most types of arthritis cause severe joint pain that can make it difficult to function in day-to-day life.
The team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine treats various forms of arthritis, including:
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 27 million people in the United States. This disease occurs when the cartilage that lines the ends of your bones in a joint breaks down. Without adequate cartilage, your bones rub together painfully.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the second-most common type of the disease. This type occurs when your immune system attacks the healthy cells that make up the lining of your joint. Over time, this rheumatoid arthritis damages the bone and other tissues in the joint.
The signs and symptoms of arthritis vary based on the type you have and the severity of your condition. Arthritis symptoms range from mild to severe and often include joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Advanced arthritis can make it seem impossible to perform everyday activities like getting dressed and rising from a chair.
Conservative treatments for arthritis include medication to relieve pain and symptoms, and physical therapy to restore functional mobility. If these treatments fail to improve your symptoms, surgery is often the next line of treatment.
The team at OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine strives to help you avoid or delay surgery as much as possible. They offer cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatments for arthritis, including:
Stem cells have the ability to develop into many different cells, including cartilage. By injecting them into a joint that’s damaged by arthritis, stem cells can repair and replace the diseased tissue with healthy new cells.
PRP is a concentrated solution of healing growth factors from your own blood. The growth factors stimulate your body’s natural healing response, which reduces inflammation and relieves pain.
To learn more about nonsurgical treatments for arthritis, call OMNI Pain & Precision Medicine or book an appointment online today.