Osteoarthritis Specialist

Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California -  - Family Chiropractic

Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California

Family Chiropractic & Regenerative Medicine located in Ventura County, Camarillo, CA

There are more than three million new cases of osteoarthritis diagnosed every year. For joint pain caused by overuse or wear-and-tear, see the Camarillo, California, specialists at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California. For more than 25 years, Allan Laird, DC, and the team have provided reliable, effective relief for osteoarthritis pain without using invasive procedures or long-term pain medications. For natural, conservative osteoarthritis solutions, call or book your visit online today.

Osteoarthritis Q & A

What is osteoarthritis?

Regenerative Medicine now offers far better outcomes without life threatening side effects of drugs, dangerous complications of surgery and with little to no down time.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of degenerative arthritis that wear-and-tear on your joints causes. As the most common form of arthritis, OA develops over many years and typically appears in adults over the age of 55, though you can experience symptoms earlier in life.

Overuse and wear-and-tear break down the cartilage in your joints that provides cushion and protection to the ends of your bones. Once the cartilage wears away sufficiently, you can experience locking sensations in your knee, along with swelling and pain. Left untreated, you may wear away all of the cartilage until your joints are bone-on-bone and may require surgical intervention to relieve the pain.

 

What are the signs of osteoarthritis?

OA typically appears in a single joint, but it can occur in multiple joints that experience overuse due to your job, lifestyle, or hobbies. Common signs of OA include:

  • Joint pain
  • Joint stiffness that goes away with movement
  • Mild swelling around the affected joint
  • Popping or cracking within the joint
  • Pain that becomes worse after activity or at the end of the day

The most common locations for osteoarthritis to show up include the knees, hips, shoulders, wrists, fingers, ankles, and feet.

 

How is osteoarthritis diagnosed?

To diagnose OA, the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California team completes an extensive consultation and physical exam, which may include a referral for X-rays, if appropriate. The team asks about your symptoms, the location and severity of your pain, and any joint dysfunction you may notice.

A team member then moves your joint through its range of motion, noting any stiffness or swelling in the area. The practitioner also applies pressure around the joint and may stretch to the joint to determine if you experience relief from pain.

Based on your consultation, exam, and any imaging, the team explains your diagnosis and recommends a treatment plan to reduce your pain and improve the function of the affected joints.

 

How is osteoarthritis treated?

To treat osteoarthritis, the team develops a personalized plan for you based on the severity of your discomfort and joint dysfunction. Common treatments include hyaluronic acid injections, stem cell, platelet rich plasma and other regenerative product options. A team approach offers supporting therapies such as a weight loss program, natural supplements and chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care and exercise therapy can restore lost range of motion to stiff joints. Learn more about osteoarthritis treatment options by calling the office or scheduling a visit online at Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California.