ARTHRITIS JOINT PAIN TREATMENT IN LEXINGTON, KY
Best Arthritis Joint Pain Specialist in Lexington, KY
What Causes Arthritis (Joint Pain)?
Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. Joints are the parts of your body where your bones meet, and they allow your bones to make movements. Many adults over the age of 65 are usually diagnosed with some form of arthritis. The most common joints affected by this disease are the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, and wrists. People who have this condition suffer from pain and stiffness in the joints due to the pain and swelling caused by arthritis.
What Are The Symptoms of Arthritis (Joint Pain)?
There are common signs and characteristics of the condition regardless of the kind of arthritis a person might have. Joint pain, swelling, and stiffness are the most common symptoms of arthritis. Patients may also experience a decrease in the range of motion of the affected area. They also may experience redness and heat at the joint site. Most patients may suffer from an ongoing pain that lasts for hours at a time. However, symptoms may come and go, especially in the early stages of the disease. Therefore, early detection is crucial for pain management and controlling the symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Types of Arthritis (Joint Pain) Does the Anti-Aging Institute Treat?
Patients come to the Anti-Aging Institute with all sorts of joint pain issues. From sports injuries to auto-collision injuries to arthritis and other chronic pain conditions, Dr. Bacha is skilled at diagnosing the root cause of your pain and identifying the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Bacha specializes in treating different kinds of arthritis including:
Osteoarthritis (also known as OA) is a common joint disease that most often affects middle-aged to elderly people. It is commonly referred to as “wear and tear” of the joints, but we now know that OA is a disease of the entire joint, involving the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and bone. The cartilage between the bones in the joint usually breaks down in osteoarthritis. This break down often happens due to mechanical stress or biochemical changes within the body, causing the bone underneath to fail. Osteoarthritis commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees. Therefore, obesity can cause a faster progression due to the added weight placed on the joints. The American College of Rheumatology reports that the lifetime risk of developing OA of the knee is about 46%.
RA is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. RA is a chronic disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and leads to painful movement of the joints. Small joints in the hands and feet are most commonly affected. Rheumatoid Arthritis can also result in complete disability if left untreated for a long period of time. RA is an autoimmune disease that’s caused by the immune system. Normally, the immune system attacks any foreigners in your body, such as bacteria and viruses, by creating inflammation. However, in this case, the immune system mistakenly sends inflammation to your own healthy connective tissues. Moreover, if the inflammation remains present for a long period of time, it can cause damage to the joint.
Dr. Bacha is an expert at diagnosing and treating shoulder area, knee area, and elbow area (also known as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow).
Does The Anti-Aging Institute Offer Treatment Options For Tendinitis As Well?
The Anti-Aging Institute offers a wide range of treatment options for tendinitis such as stem cell therapy, PRP, and amniotic fluids. Tendons are cord-like structures located where a muscle narrows down to attach to a bone. The tendon is more fibrous and dense than the elastic, fleshy muscle. A tendon transmits the pull of the muscle to the bone to cause movement. Tendinitis is often very tender to the touch. Tendinitis often involves the shoulder, elbow wrist, knee, and ankle. The pain is worse during motion, just like people with arthritis. However, the pain typically affects parts of the body far away from the joints. Tendinitis can occur from a sudden intense injury. Most often, though, it results from a repeated, minor injury to that tendon.
What Treatment Options Does The Anti-Aging Institute Offer?
There are many treatment options for joint pain at Anti-Aging Institute in Lexington, KY. Dr. Bacha can identify the best treatment plan for you based on your personal condition. Some excellent treatments include stem cell therapy, PRP injections, and amniotic fluid.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are one of the most important regenerative medicine therapies. They are located throughout the body and what makes stem cells special is that they can divide and duplicate themselves. Dr. Bacha applies stem cells through multiple injections directly into the arthritis joint. Dr. Bacha may use medical imaging, such as ultrasound, to ensure delivering stem cells precisely to the site of cartilage damage to help reduce symptoms such as knee pain or any other joint pain.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy relies heavily on the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage and tendons. The Anti-Aging Insititute in Lexington, KY, uses the highest quality PRP separation kit, that ensures sterility and purity.
Amniotic fluid is naturally regenerative and can reduce inflammation and scars. This therapy is a very safe and effective treatment. The fluid contains growth factors that help to stimulate tissue growth, stem cell activity, and naturally reduce inflammation. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which acts as a lubricant and promotes cartilage growth. While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief.
Does Insurance Cover The Treatment?
Unfortunately, no insurance company pays for plasma treatment. Like most of the procedures that are performed at the Anti-Aging Institute, these type of procedures are considered experimental and cutting edge; furthermore, the safety and efficacy of plasma-related procedures has not been established by the FDA. However, there have been several studies regarding the safety and efficacy of this type of treatment, along with plenty of testimonials on how safe and effective the procedure is.
Does The Anti-Aging Institute Offer Free Consultation?
All consultations at the Anti-Aging Institute are free of charge and there is no obligation. Here, at the Anti-Aging Institute, we believe in our vision and mission to help each and every patient achieve maximum benefits without any pressure to undergo any treatment they do not feel comfortable with.
Our consultations are done in a professional and confidential manner. Dr. Bacha will answer all questions and explain the procedure in detail along with risks and benefits. You will never be pressured to purchase or schedule any services.
Contact Us To Start Your Joint Pain Treatment Today
Everyone experiences joint pain in their knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, fingers, or hip at some point. But when that pain never goes away, starts interfering with your activity level, or remains after the underlying problem is treated, it is time to visit the Anti-Aging Institute in Lexington, KY.