Osteoarthritis

Vibrant Health Care

Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Downtown Scottdale Area, Scottsdale, AZ

If joint stiffness, discomfort, swelling, and reduced range of motion associated with osteoarthritis prevents you from doing the things you most enjoy, you don’t have to live in pain. Edgar Suter, MD, and the regenerative medicine specialists at Vibrant Health Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, offer advanced treatments, including stem cell therapy to reduce inflammation, improve joint health, and ease unpleasant symptoms. Schedule an appointment with Vibrant Health Care over the phone or online to learn more.

Osteoarthritis Q & A

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis and causes problems with your joints, including knee, hip, spine, shoulder, finger, and wrist joints. It’s a painful chronic disease associated with inflammation and joint damage, but treatment can help relieve your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

The following signs and symptoms may indicate you have osteoarthritis:

  • Joint swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Joint pain or tenderness
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Popping sounds when you move a joint
  • Bone spurs

These symptoms usually develop slowly over time. The earlier you seek treatment, the better your chance of managing osteoarthritis symptoms and preventing further joint damage.

What are the risk factors for osteoarthritis?

You can’t always avoid osteoarthritis, as it’s a common chronic medical condition associated with aging. Factors that increase your risk of developing it include:

  • Genetics
  • Older age
  • Obesity
  • Previous joint injuries
  • Having diabetes
  • Bone deformities

Health conditions associated with osteoarthritis include sleep disturbances, pain and lack of mobility. Taking pain medicine helps relieve symptoms, but these medications often have addictive properties and can produce undesirable side effects.

How is osteoarthritis treated?

To help diagnose osteoarthritis, your Vibrant Health Care specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms. They use blood tests, joint fluid analysis, or imaging tests like MRIs and X-rays to determine if you have osteoarthritis and create a personalized treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Vibrant Health Care experts use stem cell therapy to help your body heal naturally from osteoarthritis. Stem cells are special cells that can regenerate into other cells and tissues within your body. They come from donated tissue from FDA approved tissue banks. Stem cells can accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and ease osteoarthritis joint pain.

During a regenerative medicine procedure, flowable allograft containing stem cells is injected into an injured or diseased joint. Over time you will notice symptom relief and improvements in joint function. In some cases, your practitioner might recommend a series of stem cell injections to help you achieve the most desirable outcome.

Don’t live with chronic osteoarthritis pain when simple treatment options are available at Vibrant Health Care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.