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Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Hip

Knee Osteoarthritis
Healthy Knee Joint Compared to an Arthritic Knee Joint.

What is Degenerative Osteoarthritis?

Hip OA
Healthy hip joint compared to an arthritic hip joint.

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as OA, is a common condition that can affect any joint. It most commonly affects the knees and hips which are large, weight bearing joints.

The cartilage protects the surface of your joints and when that cartilage wears down or gets damaged, it causes friction and prevents the joint from moving smoothly. This results in the bones rubbing together, sometimes referred to as your joint being “bone on bone”. This is called Osteoarthritis (OA). Often one problem joint leads to aggravation of the other. Limping or an antalgic gait leads to undue stress on both joints.

Signs of Degenerative Osteoarthritis

Many patients report that the first sign of knee and hip OA is often pain and stiffness. Just like hip trouble, the knee usually aches more in the morning. You may find that your knee locks or buckles when you walk. As the cartilage continues to wear away, your joints may get swollen and painful.  In severe cases, bone rubs directly against bone, which makes it hurt a lot when you walk or attempt to walk upstairs. Even at this point, though, you can still take steps to slow the damage.

Causes of Osteoarthritis


Can You Slow Down The Progression of Osteoarthritis?

There is no cure for Osteoarthritis. However, there are many ways that you can slow down the progression.

  1. Self Care: Maintain a healthy weight, control your blood sugar, maintain your range of motion and maintain a healthy diet.
  2. Weight Loss: Excess weight puts added stress on joints, particularly knees and hips, causing pain and worsening arthritis damage. “Being just 10 pounds overweight increases the force on your knees by 50 pounds.
  3. Regenerative Therapy: Stem Cell and or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections.

Regenerative Therapy

Stem cell therapy is one of the solutions that provide long term results for knee and hip arthritis and knee and hip pain. However, unlike the other alternatives, like surgery, stem cell therapy is non invasive. There is no “down time”. After having the procedure, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities. An expert such as Dennis Lox, M.D can evaluate you and determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Consult With An Expert

Dennis Lox, M.D has an office in Clearwater, Florida and also in Beverly Hills, California. Contact his office to schedule a consultation today.

Florida 727-462-5582

California 310-975-7033

Dr. Lox

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help. Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment. Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.

Are You Looking to Avoid Surgery?

If you haven't found joint relief should schedule a personal consultation with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., to learn if you are able to get joint relief without the need for invasive surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California Office

450 N Roxbury Dr. #602
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-7033

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