Arthritis

Restoration Healthcare

Regenerative Medicine located in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States and affects as many as 54 million adults. Getting the right treatment for your arthritis may help prevent further deterioration of the affected joint and reduce pain and disability. At Restoration Healthcare, the experienced regenerative and integrative medicine team offers many innovative treatments to restore joint health and function. To schedule an appointment, call the Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, office or request an appointment online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a medical term used to describe joint inflammation. It’s not just one disease. In fact, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. 

In addition to inflammation, arthritis also causes pain and decreased range of motion. The joint condition doesn’t improve with time, and the pain and lack of mobility may worsen and impair your quality of life. 

Most treatments for arthritis center around managing your symptoms. The team at Restoration Healthcare takes a more proactive approach to arthritis, treating the root cause of your joint inflammation and offering therapies to help heal the diseased or damaged joints. 

What are the types of arthritis?

There are many types of arthritis, but some are more common than others. The most common types of arthritis treated at Restoration Healthcare include:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as degenerative joint disease, is by far the most common type of arthritis, affecting 31 million people in the United States. 

Also referred to as the wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage between your joints wears away, allowing for bone-on-bone contact and the resulting pain. 

Chronic back pain is a type of degenerative joint disease and often develops due to the degeneration of the disc that separates the vertebrae that make up your spine.

Rheumatoid arthritis

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system is attacking the lining of your joints, causing pain and inflammation. Over time, your immune system may destroy the cartilage and bone and lead to joint deformity.

Other common types of arthritis include gout and psoriatic arthritis. No matter the type, arthritis can affect any joint in your body. 

What are the treatments for arthritis?

Treatment for your arthritis depends on the type of arthritis you have, the affected joint, your symptoms, and your overall health. The experienced team at Restoration Healthcare develops personalized plans to meet your specific needs and goals. 

Arthritis treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Orthotics
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy

The team at Restoration Healthcare specializes in the use of stem cell therapy using mesenchymal stem cells to repair and regenerate diseased or damaged tissue, and they may recommend the innovative treatment for your arthritis. 

When injected into your joint, the mesenchymal stem cells accelerate the healing process and help regenerate healthy tissue to replace what’s been damaged. 

Arthritis is a common condition, but it shouldn’t be ignored. There are treatments that can restore joint health and function. To learn more, contact Restoration Healthcare by phone or online today.