Arthritis

Total Body Advanced Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Integrative Medicine Clinic located in San Pedro, CA

If you’re struggling with simple tasks like tying your shoes or opening doors, you may be suffering from arthritis. As a leading provider of functional and regenerative medicine, the compassionate Total Body Advanced Medicine team in San Pedro, California, customizes a holistic approach to help you get out of pain and regain function. Call the office today to book a consultation or use the online scheduling option.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a common painful, joint condition that affects an estimated 54 million Americans. It strikes people of all genders, races, and ages. 

Arthritis is a blanket term for more than 100 different types of joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and psoriatic arthritis. 

Although each type of arthritis has its own unique characteristics, they all share similar symptoms like swelling, joint pain, redness, stiffness, fatigue, and impaired mobility.

What causes arthritis?

Each type of arthritis has its risk factors and causes. In general, the leading factors are:

  • Aging
  • Wear-and-tear over time
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Genetics

Risk factors that increase the likelihood that you may develop arthritis include:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications
  • Poor diet
  • Sports-related injury

Your doctor considers your lifestyle and medical and family history to determine the probable underlying cause of your arthritis. That knowledge helps in the development of your tailored treatment protocol.

What treatments are available?

Early treatment is critical for long-term success and symptom relief. Since Total Body Advanced Medicine specializes in functional and regenerative medicine, you have access to some of the most innovative and effective arthritis therapy available. 

Your provider works with you to understand exactly how your arthritis is affecting you and develops a custom plan to treat your whole body, not just the arthritic areas. 

The clinic is proud to use a wide variety of regenerative medicine techniques to rouse your body’s natural healing response. 

When your provider injects your own amniotic cells into the areas that are giving you the most trouble, your intuitive immune system activates to reduce systemic inflammation and pain. 

Your care team recommends a series of regenerative treatments for optimal results. Patients report pain relief and steady improvement over time.  

In addition to regenerative therapy, your treatment may include specific exercises, physical therapy, weight loss, heat and cold therapy, an anti-inflammatory diet, cortisone injections, massage therapy, and acupuncture. 

To improve your joint function and relieve your pain without surgery, call Total Body Advanced Medicine to schedule a personal consultation or use the online scheduling feature to book now.