Osteoarthritis knee pain is caused when protective cartilage in the joint has broken down, leaving knee bones to rub together. This type of pain can be especially frustrating because athletes and former athletes are more prone to it; suddenly physical activity becomes markedly more difficult for those who have lived their lives as some of the most physically active people among us. Millions of Americans suffer from it, but far fewer realize how many treatment options they have short of ibuprofen or aspirin for pain. This leads to many knee replacement surgeries that could potentially be avoided with more effective treatment options. If you suffer or think you may suffer from osteoarthritis knee pain, talk to your healthcare practitioner about an Osteoarthritis Treatment Program, and keep the following things in mind. [Read more…]
When Jeanine started suffering from knee pain, she told herself that she should just “run through the pain.” That’s a refrain that’s typical of many patients suffering from OsteoArthritis of the knee pain, particularly those who are especially athletic or active. In fact, OsteoArthritis in athletes can sometimes be even harder to diagnose because of those individuals’ tolerance for pain. [Read more…]
When Jon found that the knee pain he had experienced for years was getting worse and starting to have a negative impact on his everyday life—including taking his giant schnauzers for walks—he decided to participate in Arrowhead Health Center’s OsteoArthritis of the Knee Program.
Knee pain is something that can heavily impact the quality of your lifestyle, which is why you should consider these treatments that will help you avoid knee surgery. Whether you are trying to manage OsteoArthritis pain or you’re suffering from a sports-related injury, knee surgery is something that is costly, painful, and sometimes not even effective. Why waste money when there are plenty of other options that will help you rebuild the strength and use of your knee? [Read more…]
Video games or pain killers? The two seem unrelated however, they may both be an option for pain management treatment in the near future. The conversation revolving around virtual reality and pain management questions whether VR has any analgesic effect when applied to patients undergoing painful experiences. [Read more…]
Placental Tissue Matrix Therapy, better known as Stem Cell Therapy, is becoming a medical revolution of sorts. Able to treat a variety of ailments and conditions, this versatile therapy uses stem cells from a source and is injected into the affected area that is to be treated. These cells then regenerate tissue there by healing damaged tissue. At Arrowhead Health Centers, the stem cells are collected from the placental tissue that would otherwise be discarded after birth. Tests are done to make sure the placental tissue collected is from healthy sources. [Read more…]
Arrowhead Health Centers, (located in Glendale and throughout the valley) new stem cell therapy program, Total Joint Rejuvenation is making a big splash in the media. AZBigMedia.com featured the innovative pain treatment program that was recently used to treat NFL Legend, Eric Dickerson. [Read more…]
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as Degenerative Joint Disease, affects approximately one third of all Americans. This non-inflammatory joint disease (the most common form of arthritis), is due to the breakdown of cartilage that separates bones in the joints, and can often lead to “bone on bone” contact. The painful effects of OA can be debilitating, and oftentimes can lead to permanent disability. Don’t worry, Arrowhead Health Centers has the tools and treatments you need to get on the road to living unrestricted and pain free.