Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. There are mainly two types of Arthritics which are treated in our facility.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is long term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly, the wrist and hands are involved, with the same joints typically involved on both sides of the body.
Degenerative joint disease “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling pain.
How Arthritis is traditionally treated?
There are three commonly used practices to pertain arthritis, which are mentioned below
Arthritis can be treated by taking two classes of medications: the first comprises fast-acting drugs such as NSAIDS, Analgesics. The second line of drugs comprises slow-acting drugs, also called Disease-Modifying Anti rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs). These include Trexall, Rheumatrex and Otrexup belonging to the methotrexate class of medication, and Plaquenil, a hydroxychloroquine class of drug that helps with preventing bone density and encourages disease remission
Surgery may be necessary and advisable if the damage to your joint is severe enough to cause difficulties in your everyday life, and when other treatment isn’t reducing the pain. Joint replacements are now very sophisticated and successful. Many different joints, including hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, are routinely replaced in people with advanced arthritis. There are also a number of other pain-relieving or reconstructive operations which can be helpful.
- Physio therapy:
Physio therapy involving exercises that help strengthen the muscles around the affected joint is a core component of arthritis treatment.
How Stem Cell Therapy used for Arthritis treatment?
Stem cell therapy used to treat degenerative conditions for multiple arthritis conditions. Research shows that adult stem cells can produce healthy cartilage and this can help to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Stem cell therapy could reduce the number of knee replacement surgeries. The treatment is safer and comes with fewer complications.