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Arthritis

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis describes joint inflammation. When at least two bones come together in your body, they form a joint.


The most common arthritis symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Reduced range of motion


For many people with arthritis, these symptoms are usually worse in the morning.


What causes arthritis?

There at least 100 different kinds of arthritis, and more than 40 million men, women, and children who have arthritis in the United States. They’re usually the result of lost cartilage. Your cartilage is a covering a flexible tissue that protects your joints.


The most common forms of arthritis are:


Osteoarthritis

This form of arthritis develops when abnormal wear and tear on your body causes your cartilage to degenerate. Your chances of having osteoarthritis increase if you have a family history of this disorder.


Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that develops when your body attacks itself. This disease is an autoimmune disorder and causes your immune system to attack the tissue lining your joints that nourish your cartilage.


How is arthritis treated?

Dr. Lloydine Jacobs relies on several different innovative pain management therapies for arthritis, depending on the area of your body affected and the extent of your tissue degeneration.


Exosomes

This therapy uses a specific portion of your cells that contains a wide range of nutrients from proteins to mRNA, a substance that makes proteins. These unique cells contain everything from your body’s building blocks to chemical signals. When used to treat arthritis, they can repair and rebuild damaged tissue.


Dr. Lloydine Jacobs often recommends exosome therapy for arthritis in your hip and knee.


Stem cell injections

Stem cell injections or a form of regenerative medicine that uses the vital building blocks found in your body to trigger the growth of new cartilage at your pain site. Therapeutic stems cells can come from your tissue, blood, or bone marrow.


Dr. Lloydine Jacobs recommends stem cell injections for a number of conditions, including arthritis in your hip or knee, disc degeneration in your back, and to treat sprains and strains.

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