The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality
Alternative Medicine & Wellness Center located in Fresno, CA
Osteoarthritis is a common condition that affects your joints. Millions of people find it increasingly difficult and painful to move because of osteoarthritis. If you’re experiencing joint pain and stiffness, Diego Allende, DO, at The Allende Centre For Regenerative Medicine & Vitality, can determine whether you’re dealing with osteoarthritis. If you’re experiencing joint pain or stiffness, call the Fresno, California, clinic to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool.
Osteoarthritis Q & A
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a joint condition often brought on by age-related wear and tear. If you have osteoarthritis, the cartilage, bone, and tendons in your joints start to break down and deteriorate. This causes inflammation in the lining of your affected joints, which gets worse over time.
The effects of osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, but its progression can be slowed with treatments and changes to your lifestyle.
What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis can affect your hands, spine, hips, knees, and other joints. If you have osteoarthritis, you may experience:
- A grating or bone-rubbing sensation
- Popping or cracking with movement
- Bone spurs (bumps on your bones)
The symptoms of osteoarthritis get progressively worse over time. If you’re regularly experiencing these symptoms, you should visit The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality for an evaluation.
Am I at risk of getting osteoarthritis?
Even though its onset is often age-related, osteoarthritis can also result from repetitive movements or physically taxing activities. You might be at a higher risk of getting the condition if you:
- Have ever had joint injuries
- Have family members with osteoarthritis
- Are obese
- Are female (although osteoarthritis can also affect men)
- Have bone deformities
- Play sports
- Have certain diseases
- Are age 40 or older
If you meet some of these risk factors but aren’t experiencing osteoarthritis yet, Dr. Allende can provide preventive care to help keep your joints functioning smoothly for as long as possible.
What are my treatment options for osteoarthritis?
Dr. Allende offers a variety of treatments to address the effects of osteoarthritis. Regenerative medicine treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can ease joint pain and keep your joints working.
These injections use healing factors from your own blood to heal tissues and reduce inflammation.
After assessing your case, Dr. Allende may also prescribe medications to relieve pain and discomfort from osteoarthritis. In addition, physical therapy can help preserve mobility and restore joint flexibility.
Osteoarthritis is an often unavoidable result of the normal aging process. If your osteoarthritis is causing you pain and affecting your everyday activities, call today or use the online booking tool to explore your treatment options.