As you age, you may suffer from more debilitating conditions and pain, including arthritis. At West LA Medical in Los Angeles, we want to help you feel your best using regenerative medicine, ozone therapy, and other natural techniques. Below are some of the most common arthritis frequently asked questions that we receive that can address your concerns. Whether you need help with headache pain, arthritis, or more, we're here to provide therapy that works.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints and bones. It causes inflammation, pain, stiffness, swelling, and can limit mobility. There are many different types of arthritis depending on which area of the body is affected:
- Osteoarthritis - This type of arthritis affects cartilage (the cushion between bones), which becomes worn down over time, leading to joint pain and stiffness.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis - This type of arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in the joints as well as other parts of the body.
- Gout - This type of arthritis occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the joints and cause intense pain.
What Causes Arthritis?
Arthritis is caused by a combination of factors. Genetics, age, weight, activity levels, and even diet can all contribute to developing arthritis. Some injuries or conditions may also increase the risk of arthritis in certain areas of the body.
What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis?
The symptoms of arthritis vary depending on the type and severity. Generally, symptoms can include joint stiffness, pain, swelling, loss of range of motion, and difficulty with activities. The affected joints may be warm to the touch and red or swollen.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a medical specialty that uses the body’s own cells and tissues to repair damaged tissue and joints. Regenerative medicine can be used to help arthritis patients by restoring function, reducing pain, and improving mobility. The most common therapies include stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
What Other Therapies Are Used To Help Arthritis?
There are a variety of therapies available to help arthritis patients. These include lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, and exercising regularly, physical therapy, medication, and natural remedies. Ozone therapy is also becoming increasingly popular to help reduce inflammation and pain.
Find the Therapy That Works for Your Arthritis
At West LA Medical in Los Angeles, we want to help you feel your best. We will work with you to find the right combination of therapies for your needs so that you can manage your arthritis symptoms successfully. Our team is here to provide support every step of the way so call us today at (310) 427-7374 .