Osteoarthritis Specialist

Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center

Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialists located in Wilsonville, OR

As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis often affects the joints of the knees, hips, shoulder or hands. To manage your symptoms and find lasting relief without drugs or surgery, visit Amicia Bullard, PA, at Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center. Serving patients in Portland and located in Wilsonville, Oregon, the practice uses innovative stem cell therapies to help stimulate the body’s healing response. Call to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Osteoarthritis Q & A

Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center

What causes osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a prevalent form of arthritis. It happens when the cartilage that surrounds your bones starts to wear away, which causes inflammation and pain in the joints. It commonly affects the knees, hips, and hands.

The condition can develop due to the natural process of aging, but certain risk factors might also increase your chances of osteoarthritis, including:

  • Being overweight
  • Joint injuries
  • Occupations that repetitively stress one part of the body
  • Genetics

Some people are also born with bone deformities that increase the risk of osteoarthritis.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Without treatment, the symptoms of osteoarthritis can get worse over time. These may include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the joints
  • Grating or popping sensation or sound when using the affected body part
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion
  • Bone spurs, which feel like hard bumps, on the affected joint
  • Pain walking up and down steps, pain with prolong standing or walking

If you have pain or stiffness in the joints that refuses to go away, contact Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center for a consultation.

How do stem cells treat osteoarthritis?

Stem cell therapy can help the body create new cartilage cells in the injured area. It works by triggering the body’s healing response, which repairs damaged tissue, boosts the immune system, and fights inflammation.

The stem cell treatments for osteoarthritis are relatively fast and painless. They involve using healthy stem cells that grow in a lab from other human sources.  

Amicia Bullard PA injects these cells into the specific injured area. The treatment is one injection of stem cells with a week or month follow-up.

What results can I expect with stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis?

Over the process of several months, your body starts to regenerate healthy tissue and repair damage. Most people notice results like:

  • Reduced pain and swelling
  • Improved mobility and flexibility
  • Better strength and sports performance
  • Less inflammation
  • A majority of patients develop larger joint space

To learn more about stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, contact Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center today. Call for an initial consultation or click to book an appointment online.