Joint Arthritis

Joint arthritis, characterized by debilitating pain and reduced mobility, significantly impacts your quality of life. At Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, we address arthritis with a personalized approach, utilizing advanced treatments like peptide therapy, exosome therapy, and PRP therapy to heal and regenerate damaged joint tissues. These treatments capitalize on the body's natural healing mechanisms to repair cartilage, diminish inflammation, and alleviate the pain associated with osteoarthritis.

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Treatment Options

Peptide Therapy

Rates: $500.00+ for peptide product cost
At the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, we specialize in using peptide therapy to combat joint arthritis. This treatment involves administering small chains of amino acids that activate the body's natural healing mechanisms, directly addressing inflammation, pain, and tissue degradation associated with arthritis.

What to Expect From Treatment

We begin with a personalized assessment to select the most appropriate peptides for your specific condition. Treatment sessions are designed around your unique needs, with treatment lengths and frequencies adjusted based on your progress. Delivery methods may include injections, topical creams, or oral tablets, depending on your personal preference and the specifics of your treatment. If you choose injections as your delivery method, you will be thoroughly trained and educated on how to perform the injections yourself on soft tissue. All joint injections are performed by medical providers in the office.

Upon starting peptide therapy, patients typically notice initial improvements in joint comfort and mobility within a few weeks. However, the full benefits of treatment are generally observed after consistent therapy over several months. The exact timeline can vary based on individual health factors and the severity of the condition.

While peptide therapy is known for its safety and minimal side effects, some patients may experience mild reactions at the injection site or slight fatigue. These side effects are generally short-lived and diminish as the body adjusts to the treatment.

Stem Cell Therapy

Rates: 1500.00+ for exosome/stem cell product cost
Stem cell therapy (also known as exosome therapy) utilizes exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to reduce inflammation and regenerate tissue. This treatment is particularly effective for patients in the early stages of arthritis who have not achieved significant relief from standard treatments. Ideal candidates for this therapy include those with mild to moderate cartilage damage who have not seen significant improvement from traditional conservative treatments. These patients are generally in good health, motivated for rehabilitation, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the therapy. Additionally, candidates should have compatible anatomy, meaning their knee structure is suitable for injection or implantation of stem cells into the affected joint. Factors such as joint stability, alignment, and integrity of surrounding structures can influence the feasibility and effectiveness of exosome therapy. Our approach includes a holistic treatment plan that emphasizes overall health and reducing inflammation to optimize exosome therapy's effectiveness.

What to Expect From Treatment

Stem cell therapy starts with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the most suitable type of stem cells for your condition. Treatment plans are highly personalized, with the frequency and duration of therapy adjusted according to individual responses. Administration methods may vary, including options such as direct joint injections or intravenous infusions.

Patients often experience initial improvement in symptoms like pain and joint mobility within the first few weeks of treatment. Optimal results typically occur after ongoing treatment, tailored to the patient’s specific health situation and arthritis severity.

Like all regenerative therapies, stem cell therapy is considered safe with minimal risks. Side effects may include temporary discomfort at the injection site or minor swelling, both of which usually resolve quickly.

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PRP Therapy

$950.00+ for procedure
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes components of your own blood, specifically concentrated platelets, to initiate healing processes in arthritic joints. These platelets release growth factors that significantly enhance tissue repair and alleviate pain. PRP therapy is especially beneficial for patients who have not achieved desired results from conventional treatments and those looking for a minimally invasive alternative. Suitable candidates include those with persistent joint pain and inflammation who are committed to a holistic treatment approach, including physical therapy and lifestyle adjustments. We often use PRP therapy as part of a broader treatment strategy that emphasizes overall joint health and pain management. This approach ensures that treatments are effective and tailored to your specific conditions and health goals.

What to Expect From Treatment

PRP therapy begins with a blood draw, followed by a process to concentrate the platelets, which are then re-injected into the affected joints. Treatment strategies are tailored to each patient’s specific symptoms and lifestyle, with adjustments made based on treatment efficacy and personal comfort.

Improvements in joint function and pain reduction can often be felt within weeks of the first treatment, with progressive benefits accruing with continued sessions. The overall course of treatment may last several months, depending on the severity of the joint degradation and the patient’s overall health.

Typical side effects are minor and include soreness at the injection site, which generally subsides shortly after treatment. PRP therapy is a minimally invasive option that emphasizes natural healing processes, offering a preferable alternative to surgical interventions.

Benefits of Arthritis Treatments

Discover the transformative effects of our advanced arthritis treatments. Specifically designed to enhance your joint health, these therapies effectively reduce pain, foster long-term improvements in joint functionality, and actively promote mobility and well-being. Treatment benefits include:

Pain Reduction: Reduce the chronic inflammation that accompanies arthritis, easing discomfort and swelling while significantly relieving joint pain.

Mobility Enhancement: Improve your ability to perform daily activities without the hindrance of stiffness and discomfort.

Tissue Regeneration: Stimulate your body’s ability to heal and regenerate tissues, improving joint function and contributing to healthier, stronger joints.

Natural Pain Management: Manage arthritis pain using natural, safer approaches that minimize reliance on conventional pain medications.

Minimally Invasive Approach: Undergo treatments that require minimal recovery time, keeping your life and schedule intact.

Comprehensive Care: Integrate these therapies with other treatments to maximize your health outcomes.

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