Degenerative Joint Specialist

Renew Stem Cell Clinics

Regenerative Medicine Center located in Fayetteville, GA

Degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, affects tens of millions of men and women in the United States. It causes pain and other symptoms that can range from mild to severe and may prevent you from participating in the activities you enjoy. Lori Lynch, MD, and the skilled team at Renew Stem Cell Clinics can relieve the agony of degenerative joint disease with an innovative and safe treatment option known as stem cell therapy. To end your pain and restore joint function, call the office in Fayetteville, Georgia, today, or make an appointment online.

Degenerative Joint Q & A

What is degenerative joint disease?

Also known as osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease is a common condition in which joint cartilage wears down, causing pain and other symptoms. Degenerative joint disease can affect any joint, but the most common areas affected include:

  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Lower back
  • Neck

The condition also frequently affects joints in the fingers, the base of the thumb, and the base of the big toe.

What causes degenerative joint disease?

The primary cause of osteoarthritis is wear and tear on the joints due to overuse, improper use, or injury. Other factors that can contribute to the condition include:

  • Genetics
  • Weight
  • Postural imbalance
  • Muscle weakness

Osteoarthritis is most common in people over the age of 65.

What are the symptoms of degenerative joint disease?

If you have pain or stiffness in one or more joints that worsens after periods of inactivity, it could indicate that you have degenerative joint disease. Over time, pain may become more intense, and you might notice additional symptoms, such as:

  • Limited range of motion
  • Clicking or cracking sounds
  • Swelling

As degenerative joint disease progresses, cartilage continues to erode. This can cause bones to chip off and inflammation to increase. Eventually, the cartilage can wear away completely, leading to bone grinding against bone, ongoing bone damage, and increasing pain.

How can degenerative joint disease be addressed?

Dr. Lynch and the professional team at Renew Stem Cell Clinics can relieve your osteoarthritis pain and slow the progression of the disease with a cutting-edge treatment called stem cell therapy. This innovative procedure harnesses the unique ability of stem cells to enhance the natural healing process. 

The Renew Stem Cell Clinics practice uses embryonic stem cells extracted from voluntarily donated umbilical cords of healthy, full-term babies. When injected into damaged joints, these sterile cells can rebuild cartilage and other soft tissues, alleviate pain, and boost your body’s natural healing response.

How many stem cell treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends on which joints are affected, the extent of damage to cartilage and bone, your overall health, and other individual factors. Following your consultation, Dr. Lynch discusses the details of your treatment plan with you, so you know what to expect from treatment.

If you suffer from debilitating pain that interferes with walking, standing, or performing daily tasks, schedule a consultation at Renew Stem Cell Clinics. Call the office today, or book online.