What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of joints. This inflammation can result in the joints’ pain and stiffness, commonly in the hands, knees, wrists, elbows, shoulders, feet, neck, and jaw, making movement difficult. There are many different kinds of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis.
Arthritis is surprisingly common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 54.4 million Americans have some form of arthritis. Though people tend to think that arthritis is a condition experienced by older adults, it can affect people of all ages, races, and genders.
What are alternative therapies?
Alternative therapies are a revolutionary treatment that leverages your body’s natural healing powers to provide an effective treatment for several conditions. A type of regenerative medicine gets to the heart of what is causing your discomfort to achieve great results. It is an outpatient procedure that doesn’t involve any medication or the risks and difficulties of surgery.
To complete the alternative therapy procedure, Dr. Connolly takes a sample of your blood and concentrates the platelets into the fluid part of your blood (plasma). Platelets are your body’s special healing cells that travel in your bloodstream and go to areas of injury to clot your blood and start the healing process. Dr. Connelly takes this special concentrated solution and targets areas of your body that are affected by arthritis.
Common questions about alternative therapies
Alternative therapies are relatively new treatments that many people aren’t familiar with. We are here to answer all of your questions.
Do alternative therapies hurt?
The alternative therapies procedures involve a few pricks with an excellent needle to draw your blood and then re-inject it into the treatment sites. Dr. Connolly offers you a numbing cream to decrease the minimal discomfort this may cause. You are awake during the procedure, so you can tell us if you are experiencing any discomfort.
are alternative therapies risky?
Although it is a relatively new treatment, alternative therapy has been used successfully on many thousands of patients. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that is a shallow risk. No severe reactions have been seen with this procedure.
How long does it take to see results?
You likely will need a few sessions of alternative therapies before you complete your treatment. A few weeks after your first treatment, you see results. These continue until your subsequent appointments when you begin to experience the full effect of the treatments.
Are there side effects?
alternative therapy uses materials from your own body to jumpstart the healing process. Therefore, the side effects of this procedure are minor. You may experience a little bleeding, swelling, or tenderness at the injection sites after the procedure, but these go away quickly.
How long does alternative therapy last?
The alternative therapy treatment results vary from person to person, depending on the severity of your arthritis, the location, and your exact treatment plan. However, you should start to see results within a few weeks of your first treatment, and these results should continue for a few months after your last treatment.
Arthritis is a condition that affects your joints and can cause significant pain and decreased range of motion. alternative therapy is used to treat arthritis, harnessing your body’s natural healing powers to reduce inflammation and pain.
To learn more about what alternative therapies can do for you, set up an appointment by calling our office or using our online booking tool today!