South Atlanta residents who suffer from osteoarthritis and other body pain can finally find relief. The Joint Regeneration and Anti-Aging clinic continue to improve our treatment options and equipment to help you get back to your life pain-free.
Located at Hospital Road in Newnan, GA our pain management center utilizes several treatments and methods that do not require surgery, steroids, or downtime. The medications we prescribe to our patients are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Furthermore, the majority of treatments that our physicians recommend are covered by most insurance companies, including Medicare.
Some of the treatments we currently offer include viscosupplementation and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures. We also have a fluoroscopy machine that can create a real-time x-ray video of the body area that is causing pain. Aside from pain management, our clinic provides other medical services including aesthetic, orthopedic, and even hair restoration.
If you have any medical-related questions, you can contact us for a free consultation.
Why Osteoarthritis Needs Medical Attention
According to the latest figures from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), roughly 32.5 million people in the U.S suffer from osteoarthritis. This occurs when the protective cartilage that protects the ends of your bones has worn down.
Osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, but it commonly affects the knees, spine, hips, and hands. The most common symptoms are:
- Pain when moving the affected joint
- Joint Stiffness after being inactive
- Joint Tenderness when pressure is applied
- The lower range of joint motion
- Loss of flexibility
- Swelling and inflammation
- A grating sensation which at times may also have crackling sounds
Age is one of the most common factors that increase the risk of osteoarthritis, and women are also more likely to develop this condition.
Moreover, obesity is another significant risk factor since the extra body weight adds stress to the joints, especially the hips and knees. Recent studies also suggest that joint inflammation is caused by proteins that are produced by fat tissue.
Other factors that may cause osteoarthritis are genetics, repeated stress on a specific joint, injuries, and certain metabolic diseases. Patients who have osteoporosis often state that the pain they experience also causes sleep disturbances and even depression.
When to See the Doctor
If you experience any joint stiffness or pain that doesn’t go away, it’s time to see your physician.
In most cases, the pain you’re experiencing isn’t always an indication that you need surgery. There are several intervention and rehabilitation procedures that are available for you and your physician to consider.
What You Can Do to Manage Osteoarthritis
Aside from your physician’s pain management procedures, there are several things you can do to ease the pain. For example, stretching and strength training can increase the flexibility of your joints and increase lubrication.
There are also natural remedies such as turmeric, capsaicin, ginger, ginkgo, and flaxseed, which can provide some level of pain relief. Before adding any supplements, you should speak to your physician. Some natural supplements may interfere with medication you are taking. Applying ice packs, heating pads, and massages can also help to alleviate pain.
When you are ready to manage your osteoarthritis, the Joint Regeneration and Anti-Aging Medical Center is here to help. You can visit our clinic at 51 Hospital Rd. Newnan, GA 30263, or call us at (770) 683-4495 for more information.