Arthritis is a general name for several diseases which all affect the joints and induce joint pain and stiffness (among other things). This is usually due to inflammation of those parts of the body. The most common types of arthritis are osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis, although this group of diseases is so wide as to encompass 200 different diseases and conditions, which include gout, lupus and even psoriasis (at least some of its symptoms).
It is not really possible to speak of a single cause for all types of arthritis, it is possible to make some generalization and to create a few groups of potential causes for any of the 200 conditions which fall into this category:
For some cases of arthritis, there will even be no obvious cause and their emergence can be completely unpredictable. Other types will have a combination of the causes mentioned above all working together.
Even if there is no universal set of causes for arthritis, there are certain factors which increase the risk of getting arthritis (of any kind):
Since arthritis can affect any of the joints in the body, the patterns of symptoms and their location in the body can vary greatly. However, there are 4 main types of symptoms that should get you to consult with a medical professional and check whether you have arthritis:
Of course, specific types of arthritis will have specific symptoms for that particular type, however, the four listed above are common with all types. Consultation with a medical professional about further symptoms will help you get a clearer picture about the type of arthritis that you have.
Treatment for arthritis usually focuses on improving the usability of the affected joint and curing the underlying causes and symptoms, depending on the type of arthritis. The most common types of treatment include:
Newfound evidence and latest experiments have shown that stem cell therapy can also be included as a potential treatment for arthritis. The mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be extracted from the patient’s own fat tissue and then injected back directly into the joint affected by arthritis. This can help by solving the problem with the body’s own repairing cells. Arthritis stem cell therapy is done all over the world and there are several clinics which offer this treatment.
The benefits of choosing treatment abroad
The cost of treatments for Arthritis
As stem cell treatment prices are still not standardized, we cannot speak of a single price for stem cell treatment for arthritis. However, while the prices vary greatly, they average around $10,000. Of course, the price of the treatment depends on the country where it is performed. Some countries have lower prices as their medical and living costs are generally lower than in more developed countries. Lower prices do not always mean poorer service. In fact, in some cases, the medical service may even be more professional for a lower price.
Other treatments for arthritis vary greatly depending on what joint is affected. Getting physical therapy abroad costs between $3,000 and $10,000, while surgery costs around $15,000 (but that is also dependent on the affected joint).
Choosing the right clinic and treatment
When it comes to choosing the clinic and the doctor that will perform the treatment, it is very important to check the amount of experience that the doctor has had with the treating arthritis before. Also, see how much experience they have had particularly with treating arthritis using stem cells. You can read up on the patient testimonials, as well, and see what other people who have already undergone this therapy have to say about it and the place where they’ve done it.
If you are already suffering from arthritis and want to know how treatment abroad can help you, feel free to contact us and find out more.
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