Arthritis Specialist

Spine & Pain Institute of Florida

Navdeep Jassal, MD

Pain Management located in Lakeland, FL

You know arthritis is common, but that doesn’t prepare you for the way it affects your everyday life. Certain movements become excruciating, your mobility is limited, and you wish you had a way to turn back the clock to a time when you were free from pain. Fortunately, with the groundbreaking arthritis treatments available at the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida, you can. From his office in Lakeland, Florida, Navdeep Jassal, MD, helps patients with all different types of arthritis get pain relief. Call the office today or schedule your appointment online.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is an umbrella term for a number of different conditions that affect your joints. Arthritis can affect any joint in your body, from major joints like your hips and knees to small joints like the ones in your hands. 

What are the different types of arthritis?

Arthritis takes more than 100 different forms, including gout. But the two most common types of arthritis are:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

The immune system of people with RA mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints. This attack results in inflammation in the membrane, causing pain and limiting mobility. Left untreated, RA can permanently damage both the cartilage and the bone of the affected joint. 

Osteoarthritis

The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when your joints are subjected to too much wear and tear. 

Over time, the movement of your joint can wear down your cartilage — the coating on the ends of your bones that allows them to glide comfortably together within your joint. 

As the cartilage wears away, the joint experiences more friction, causing pain and reducing mobility. Osteoarthritis can cause permanent damage to your joint if left unchecked. 

What kinds of treatments are available for arthritis?

At the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida, you get access to a number of the most groundbreaking arthritis treatments. 

Dr. Jassal tailors a treatment plan to you and your body. This way, he can use the most minimally invasive treatments possible while still giving you maximum pain relief and mobility. A few of the innovative treatments for arthritis that Dr. Jassal offers include:

  • Sacroiliac joint steroid injections
  • Fluoroscopic guided steroid injections for the knee
  • Joint injections for the shoulder
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Hip joint injections

Dr. Jassal also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. With this treatment, he derives the PRP from a small sample of your own blood, from which he separates out the platelets. When injected at the site of your arthritis, these platelets stimulate healing and regeneration. 

Your options for managing your arthritis pain extend far beyond daily medications. To explore them and find what’s right for you, call the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida or schedule your appointment online today.