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Multi-Joint Arthritis: Deciding on Stem Cell Therapy

Multi-Joint Arthritis: Deciding on Stem Cell Therapy

Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is very common as we age. It is estimated that over 50% of those aged greater than 65 will have some form of osteoarthritis.

Trauma may primarily affect one joint with osteoarthritis. These can be potentiated in joints having surgery for that trauma.

Multi-joint arthritis may be multifactorial. Repetitive use over time, genetics, trauma, surgery, and obesity all may play a role in the development of multi-joint arthritis.

Abnormalities of gait (walking patterns), may predispose to multi-joint degeneration in the legs.

The progression of arthritis is variable in patients. Local and systemic (entire body) influences can lead to progression of osteoarthritis.

Local processes include biomechanical factors such as joint laxity, surgical changes, obesity, and inflammation at he cellular level.

Systemic factors also include obesity. Fat tissue can function as a gland secreting inflammatory products which exert many influences. These include systemic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

Obesity also has pronounced effects on joint stress. For every 10 pound weight gain, their is an associated increase in strain on joints, as much as 3 to 5 fold. Conversely weight loss will help with pressure on joints as well as have a beneficial effect on systemic diseases and inflammatory products.

Stem Cell Therapy may help diminish pain, improve mobility, and regulate inflammatory components of multi-joint arthritis.

The Regenerative Medicine approach to multi-joint arthritis, will have more applications in the future as newer methods are employed.

The use of Stem Cell Therapy for degenerative arthritis and arthritis affecting multiple joints, may be considered as an alternative strategy to joint surgery and joint replacement surgery.

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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