Arthritis may really affect your day to day life, especially when you’re in pain. Although there are a lot of different treatments available, it can be hard to find the one that works well enough that you get your life back. However, IV infusion therapy has come a long way, and has many benefits to arthritis sufferers like you.
At TruWell Health, our team are experts in many different types of arthritis, along with treatments as well. Dr. Lora Brown and Dr. Michael Macmillan are our two orthopedic specialists who are well-versed in IV therapy as a treatment option for arthritis.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a term that encompasses over 100 different types of disorders that affect the joints and tissues in your body. Essentially, arthritis refers to problems within your joint. Although it used to be known as an elderly disease, it can affect your joints at any stage in your life.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of degenerative arthritis in your body. This type of arthritis occurs when the cartilage in your joint, which provides protection and cushioning, wears down over time.
Another common type of arthritis is known as inflammatory arthritis. This main type of inflammatory arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis happens when your immune system mistakenly attacks the protective layer in your joints, which leads to pain and inflammation.
Both of these types of arthritis are managed with a number of different treatments, including IV infusion therapy.
Understanding IV therapy
Intravenous therapy, also known as IV therapy, is an up-and-coming treatment for many different types of disorders, including arthritis. So how does this revolutionary treatment work?
Dr. Brown and Dr. Macmillan administer this type of therapy through an IV that’s inserted in a vein, usually in your arm. The IV is hooked up to a bag of fluid that contains many different electrolytes and other nutrients that help your body overcome pain and discomfort.
There are many different types of IV therapy, each one with a specific purpose. At TruWell Health, our doctors use IV therapy as one of the non-surgical treatments for arthritis in their revolutionary Advanced Arthritis Relief Protocol®.
The IV delivers nutrients and vitamins directly into your bloodstream, which means faster and more efficient absorption than if you were to take an oral supplement. But what vitamins might you need to help your arthritis? Some of the common vitamins in an IV therapy bag include:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
- B vitamins
Amino acids are another component that’s sometimes included in your treatment. These are important, because they’re essential for protein in your body.
These vitamins have many benefits, especially when delivered through the IV directly into your body to fight off the effects of arthritis.
The benefits of IV therapy on arthritis
Traditional treatments for arthritis are usually helpful, but many of them come with side effects or are invasive in nature. IV therapy is a great option for non-surgical relief of arthritis for many different reasons.
One of the main benefits of IV therapy is that it’s relatively non-invasive. Although you do need the IV line in your arm during your treatment, that’s basically the extent of the trauma to your body. Once the therapy is done, the IV is removed and you can go about your day as usual.
There are many other benefits to IV therapy as well, including absorption into your bloodstream. This allows the vitamins to bypass your stomach, which increases the amount your body gets to use. Five other benefits of this type of therapy include:
- Pain relief
- Stress relief
- Decreased symptoms of arthritis
- Speeding up recovery and healing
- Inflammation reduction
The procedure is also relatively quick, usually taking under an hour to complete. It’s also pretty painless, minus the small stick in your arm to get the IV in place.
Like many other treatments, IV therapy can have complications, although they’re much less severe than more invasive types of arthritis treatments. Dr. Brown and Dr. MacMillan follow protocols to make sure you’re as safe as possible during your treatment sessions.
Don’t continue to suffer from painful arthritis without considering IV infusion therapy. Call our office at 727-361-2162 or book an appointment online today to learn more about our treatment plans.