Just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean you have to let arthritis pain slow you down. Our experienced medical team has helped men and women plagued by arthritis pain, reclaim active, pain-free lives. Schedule an arthritis consultation with one of Magnolia Medical’s top-rated doctors by calling the office and visit our convenient location in Eatonton, Georgia.

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What is arthritis and who does it affect?

Arthritis is a disease that causes stiff joints and painful inflammation. Its referred to as joint pain, and sometimes even joint disease. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 people over the age of 18 in the United States.

There are different types of arthritis such as:

  • Degenerative (osteoarthritis)
  • Inflammatory
  • Infectious
  • Metabolic arthritis.

All these types of arthritis can affect people of any age. Studies show that it’s more common for women to suffer from arthritis and it also occurs more often as people age. Excess weight, genetics, age, and injuries can increase your chances of having arthritis.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

The symptoms include swelling, a lesser range of motion, pain and stiffness. All of these symptoms can range from mild to severe and can progress over time.

Chronic pain — pain that is persistent for longer than six months — is also a sign of arthritis when it is more severe.

Other more severe arthritis symptoms can include lasting joint changes and difficulty walking or climbing up stairs. Some types of arthritis affect different parts of the body and can affect your skin, eyes, heart, lungs, and kidneys along with affecting your joints.

What are the early signs of arthritis?

Early signs of arthritis include:

Morning stiffness
Joint stiffness
Minor joint swelling
Joint pain
Numbness and tingling

No matter your age, it is important to address arthritis early on. The sooner it is diagnosed the better you can manage it.

How does Magnolia Medical treat arthritis?

Magnolia Medical Group has multiple treatment options for arthritis.

There are ways to rebuild the tissues around the joint with amniotic regenerative cells and/or biologics therapy or platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP).

Regenerative medicine and regenerative cell therapy is a great way to increase your natural healing in your body and ease the pain associated with your arthritis.

Anti-inflammatory medications, vitamin infusions, and chiropractic adjustments are also effective in treating some cases of arthritis.