Arthritis Pain Relief
Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints leading to pain and stiffness in the body. Arthritis tends to worsen with age and while it cannot be cured, treatment may help reduce symptoms. There are a vast amount of arthritis types. Below are the most common:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – An autoimmune disease, Rheumatoid arthritis attacks the joints. Inflammation and pain are the two most common symptoms while some experience fatigue, low-grade fevers and loss of appetite.
- Osteoarthritis – Often called degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is a common chronic condition of the joints and is the result of cartilage break down. Symptoms vary from stiffness to swelling of the joints and can be worse in the morning or after extended activity.
- Fibromyalgia – A condition causing widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. Fibromyalgia can affect various body parts and range in severity.
- Psoriatic Arthritis – 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop Psoriatic Arthritis, an autoimmune disease which mistakenly attacks healthy joints and skin. The faulty immune response causes inflammation triggering joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Permanent damage can occur if not treated early.
Early Symptoms of Arthritis
- Reduced mobility and flexibility
Arthritis Pain Relief and Treatment
Prolotherapy For Arthritis in Hands, Knees, Hips, Neck and Back
Your arthritis treatment will depend on the type of arthritis you have. Arthritis is a common term for degenerative joint disease. While joint replacement surgery may be required for advanced forms, many patients benefit from Prolotherapy and can avoid surgery. If you have degenerative problems and are experiencing early stages of arthritis, surgery is not yet necessary. Many patients turn to Prolotherapy due to continued difficulties after knee or hip surgery while others simply want to avoid surgery altogether. Prolotherapy has been found to be very helpful in all of these instances.
Prolotherapy triggers the body’s own inflammatory healing response by regenerating ligaments, tendons and cartilage to support and stabilize the joint.
Before you consider going under the knife, consider Prolotherapy. A personal consultation with Milwaukee’s leading musculoskeletal expert and neurologist, Dr. Pollack will provide you with the necessary information to determine if you are a candidate for Prolotherapy.