Osteoarthrisis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is sometimes called degenerative joint disease. It is caused, over time, by daily wear and tear on your joints. OA usually results is joint stiffness, pain and limited range of motion, among other symptoms.
Regenerative medicine is revolutionizing the way OA is treated.
The traditional treatment path involves NSAIDs, Steroids, Physical Therapy and then finally Surgery (such as joint replacement).
NSAIDS and steroids prevent pain but also interfere with the natural healing processes that your body uses to heal OA. Regenerative therapies, when applied properly, have been demonstrated to resolve pain and have the capability to help regrow damaged tissue. If used proactively regenerative therapies may even prevent the need for surgery.