What is Arthritis?
Every day, millions of people are affected by a chronic joint condition known as arthritis. It can range from mild to debilitating discomfort, though it often interrupts sleep patterns, affects mobility, and hinders regular, everyday activities. These flare-ups can occur at various intervals, including days or even weeks, with no certain way of pinpointing when one may happen. While we often associate arthritis with the elderly, this condition can also appear early in life as a result of injury (post-traumatic arthritis).
At Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we are able to utilize state-of-the-art treatment methods in order to quickly and effectively treat arthritis without the need for any form of surgical technique. If you or someone you know have been suffering from the effects of arthritis, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christie Lehman at our Asheville, NC facility today.
What Are The Symptoms Of Arthritis?
Most people will show symptoms of arthritis in their joints, most noticeably in the knees, hips, and hands. Symptoms of arthritis include,
- Decreased range of motion
- Stiffness (especially in the morning)
- May include fever, fatigue, weight loss, and/or anemia
"I came to Dr. Lehman after being told by several orthopedic surgeons that I needed a total knee replacement for advanced osteoarthritis. She treated me with stem cell & plasma rich platelet injections harvested from my own body. My knee was significantly improved afterwards and I can walk without my old limp!"- N.M. / Google / Oct 03, 2021
"Three months ago, Dr. Lehman did a stem cell treatment on my knee for a torn meniscus and arthritis. She and her staff provided a thorough explanation of what was involved in the procedure and what to expect in the days after. I am now 80% pain free and able to walk several miles and up and downstairs without discomfort. I highly recommend this practice."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 14, 2021
How Can Arthritis be Treated?
With arthritis treatment, our team attempts to alleviate the symptoms of the conditions while simultaneously improving the function of the affected joint. There are several forms of treatment offered at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and the results of each will vary from one patient to another.
In some cases, this treatment may be as simple as modifying activity, and using topical medications, oral supplements, NSAIDs, or Tylenol. However, others may require some form of physical therapy, bracing or viscosupplementation. Additionally, our facility is a Regenexx® partner, which allows us to perform state-of-the-art regenerative procedures that utilize growth factors from the patient's own body in order to stimulate natural healing. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lehman will perform an in-depth analysis of your joint to determine if you have arthritis, as well as which treatment is most likely to provide the best results for your body.
Reduce Pain in Your Joints
Arthritis isn't something you have to live with. Thanks to Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, it can be treated in an entirely nonsurgical manner that is sure to have you feeling back to normal in no time at all. Dr. Christie Lehman is highly trained in utilizing advanced technologies and methods to enhance the lives of her patients. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment in Asheville, NC.