Could Arthritis Be Causing Your Chronic Finger Pain?
Joint pain in the fingers is quite common, particularly in older individuals for whom rheumatoid arthritis is a risk. Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints, especially the fingers. Arthritis of the finger joints is responsible for stiff, knobby knuckles that impair and impede one’s manual dexterity as they age. Finger pain can also be the result of certain injuries, strains and sprains. Whatever the case, Dr. John Haasis is a pain specialist who takes an integrative approach to patient healing. He will employ a wide array of alternative therapies in practical pain management solutions, including stem cell therapy. Dr. Haais does not seek to simply numb persistent pain, but rather to encourage real healing and tissue regeneration in the finger joints.
Plant a seed of knowledge with The Daisy Effect, a regularly updated digest of personally curated news and information features that supplement and expound upon Dr. Haasis’ blossoming philosophy on quality patient care.
- 1 Get a Grip on Chronic Pain
- 2 The Secret of Stem Cells’ Success
- 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Your Private Consultation in the Carolinas
- 6 Joint Injections for Finger Pain
- 7 Recovery and Results
- 8 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 9 How Much Do Injections for Finger Joint Pain Cost in the Carolinas?
- 10 References
Get a Grip on Chronic Pain
Our hands are complex appendages that have the strength and the grace to accomplish a variety of tasks in our everyday lives. Chronic pain in the finger joints presents a significant obstruction to productivity and is a source of nearly constant agony for an individual.
Enduring pain in the finger joints can be the result of some injury. Joint pain may also be caused by a chronic condition, like rheumatoid arthritis. When over-the-counter pain meds and addictive prescription narcotics are not enough, Dr. Haasis sees intriguing potential in a new wave of treatments that put the patient and his or her holistic health first. Dr. Haasis is particularly enthusiastic about stem cell therapy which has the ability to actually regenerate cartilage and other damaged tissue in the joints.
The Secret of Stem Cells’ Success
Stem cells are a particular type of cell that exists in every human body, especially in the earliest weeks of development. They have unique properties that make them quite unlike other kinds of cells which are immutable. Stem cells can transform into other types of cells. They can also reproduce more times than standard, differentiated cells do. Even better, stem cells stimulate the healing process in their surrounding tissue environment by emitting cytokines. Cytokines control joint inflammation and growth factors that encourage cartilage repair.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy usually consists of one more injection at the epicenter of the patient’s joint pain. Finger joint pain injections contain Allograft pluripotent stem cells. Umbilical cord pluripotent stem cells are a rich source of regenerative growth factors. They pair well with other autologous treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP injunctions use a purified sample of the patient’s own blood to create an injectable healing serum that is rich in the blood’s regenerative elements.
Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. The Mayo Clinic reputably reports that rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that besets the joints and, in the worst cases, many other body systems including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Rheumatoid arthritis is more painful and threatening than a simple injury because it can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
While it is still a mystery what exactly triggers rheumatoid arthritis, there is some science that shows a certain set of lifestyle decisions that can contribute to the likelihood of a person eventually developing arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Factors
- Sufficient injury to the joints caused by repetitive tasks can initiate an onslaught of arthritis in the fingers
- Smokers have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
- Infections at the joint can cause enough damage to kickstart a wave of arthritis pain
- The age and gender of the patient also plays a role in their overall risk
Your Private Consultation in the Carolinas
Dr. John C. Haasis III, M.D., is the visionary impetus behind the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Centers of the Carolinas, where he brings holistic healing to hospitable Southern communities across North and South Carolina. Dr. Haais believes in presenting a third option to the classic dilemma concerning chronic joint pain: drugs or surgery? Dr. Haasis regards neither choice as sufficient because both present a significant risk to the patient.
Dr. Haasis’s integrative methods are delicate (unlike surgery) yet effective (unlike drugs). And, when it comes to the graceful mechanics of the fingers and hands, Dr. Haasis believes that his approach is the best way to quell patients’ pain from rheumatoid arthritis so that they can experience real relief.
Our advanced joint pain injections might seem like a medical miracle, but they aren’t for everyone. To see if you may be a qualified candidate for regenerative therapies to reduce stiffness and swelling in the finger joints, contact us and schedule your personal consultation. New patients with burning questions are urged to call (864) 775-5682 where they can begin a conversation with one of our helpful representatives.
Joint Injections for Finger Pain
Dr. Haasis can customize a series of regenerative injections to meet your individual needs as a patient in pain. Stem cell therapy supplemented with PRP and vital serums will ease stiffness and swelling by enhancing the healing process. Newly regenerated tissue will provide a lasting respite for aching and swollen finger joints.
These injectable treatments are minimally invasive and can be scheduled in a series to best support new cell growth. Joint injections keep patients one step ahead of degenerative chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Recovery and Results
As with any injection, patients may experience some redness and swelling in the treatment area. However, any momentary discomfort from the injection is minimal when stacked beside the prolonged recovery of an involved operation that may not even be so effective in the long run. The full benefits of stem cell injections for the fingers may take up to six to eight weeks to fully manifest. Be patient with your body and it will reward you with its astounding resilience, in time.
The pain in your finger joints will begin to fade when damaged cartilage is gradually repaired and regenerated.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Unfortunately, chronic joint pain can occur throughout the body. Patients with arthritis or injury to their finger joints might also be experiencing similar pain in other areas for the very same set of reasons. The body is a microcosm, after all, with every part enmeshed in the same holistic system as every other part.
Back pain treatments will restore your pillar of support—the undulating latticework of the spine. Persistent back pain is unlikely to get better without intervention. Drugs and surgery are popular solutions, but they are far from the best. Stem cell therapy and other regenerative techniques can restore stability to a bucking backbone.
Knee pain injections can treat the “old football injuries” that have somehow followed us into old age (as well as the many other chronic conditions that may accompany it). A fully functioning knee joint is an important piece of patient mobility and autonomy. Dr. David Haasis is committed to improving and maintaining his patients’ quality of life.
Shoulder pain can be a source of agony for some. The complex ball and socket joint at the shoulder is similar in sophistication to the dancing digits of the finger joints, with their multiple points of articulation. The chances of a successful rehab surgery for these kinds of joints can be quite remote. Regenerative shoulder pain injections by Dr. Haasis will reduce the intensity, diminish the duration and possibly even eliminate chronic discomfort altogether.
How Much Do Injections for Finger Joint Pain Cost in the Carolinas?
Dr. Haasis started his practice to put pain relief within reach of the masses. He is helping to create a world in which patients are no longer required to commit themselves to risky and expensive surgery with its considerable costs and prolonged recovery.
There’s a better way. It’s the body’s way.
Integrative medicine is a personalized course of treatment that puts the patient’s needs first. If you are a qualified candidate for these transformative treatments, contact us to begin your healing journey. Call (864) 775-5682 to reach the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Center of the Carolinas by telephone.
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- Yan, X., Cen, Y., & Wang, Q. (2016). Mesenchymal stem cells alleviate experimental rheumatoid arthritis through microRNA-regulated IκB expression. Scientific Reports, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep28915
- Zhao, Y., Gao, C., Liu, H., Liu, H., Feng, Y., Li, Z., Liu, H., Wang, J., Yang, B., & Lin, Q. (2021). Infliximab-based self-healing hydrogel composite scaffold enhances stem cell survival, engraftment, and function in rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Acta Biomaterialia, 121, 653–664. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2020.12.005