New Jersey Regenerative Institute

Regenerative Medicine & Orthopedics located in Cedar Knolls, NJ

Arthritis is a condition affecting more than 54 million people in the United States, causing chronic pain and varying degrees of disability. If you constantly have painful, swollen joints that are reducing your dexterity or mobility, you want to find the most effective arthritis treatments, which are now available at New Jersey Regenerative Institute in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. To experience the relief supplied by the experts in arthritis therapies, call the clinic today, or book an appointment online.

Arthritis Q & A

Are there different types of arthritis?

Yes, there are over 100 known forms of arthritis, but the most common are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Many people think of osteoarthritis as a disease of old age, but it also affects many younger people as well. It develops as a result of erosion of the cartilage that helps the ends of bones slide against each other where they come together in a joint.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks the synovial lining the joints, causing pain and inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis usually develops in younger people as it’s not caused by the effects of aging.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Although the precise symptoms may vary according to which form of arthritis you have, the overarching theme is painful joint inflammation. The pain is typically constant and may make your joints feel like they’re throbbing. Arthritic joints swell and feel hot, and as the condition progresses, you start to lose the function in your affected joints.

Arthritis can develop in any joint, but it frequently affects the hands and knees. You may start to notice your fingers are twisting or becoming lumpy, and that they feel weaker than normal. If you kneel down you could find it very uncomfortable on your knees and then struggle to get yourself back up. It becomes harder to carry out tasks you don’t normally have too much trouble with, like arising from a chair or using a keyboard.

How can I get relief from the symptoms of arthritis?

While there’s no cure for arthritis, new and effective treatments are available that can help relieve your symptoms. Many patients with arthritis use painkilling and anti-inflammatory medications to help mask the pain, but these medicines don’t heal the damaged tissues that are causing the pain.

At New Jersey Regenerative Institute, the team of highly qualified doctors is continually looking for proven new methods that can treat the causes of arthritic pain rather than masking it with analgesics. Arthritis patients can take advantage of the benefits of a range of cutting-edge therapies, including:

To find out more about these treatments and which is likely to provide the most effective outcomes for your arthritis, schedule an appointment by calling New Jersey Regenerative Institute today, or book using the online tool.