Arthritis Specialist

Palm Beach Pain, LLC

Ricardo Leano, MD, MBA

Interventional Pain Management located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

It’s conservatively estimated that about 54 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis, which can cause pain, affect independence, and lead to joint deformities. Pain management specialist Ricardo Leano, MD, at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, offers many treatment options for the management of arthritis, including regenerative medicine, to help alleviate your pain, improve mobility, and restore your independence. To schedule an appointment, call the office today or use the online booking button.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis isn’t a disease, but a medical term that indicates swelling and tenderness at the joint. There are more than 100 types of arthritis that develop from different causes and have different treatments. 

The symptoms of arthritis may develop slowly over time or appear suddenly and may include:

  • Joint pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion

Arthritis can affect anyone at any age but is more likely to develop as you get older. 

What are common types of arthritis?

There are numerous conditions that cause inflammation and joint tenderness, but some conditions are more common than others. Common types of arthritis include:


Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage in your joints wears away, allowing your bones to rub together, causing inflammation and pain. This is the most common type of arthritis. 

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks the lining of your joints, causing the inflammation. Over time, your immune system destroys the lining, which may lead to joint deformity.

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks the connective tissue of your joints, including your ligaments and tendons, leading to pain, inflammation, and stiffness.

Fibromyalgia is also considered a type of arthritis that causes widespread pain throughout your body, which may include tenderness at the joints. 

What are the treatments for arthritis?

The pain experts at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, create an individualized treatment plan for your arthritis based on the type of arthritis you have, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health. Treatment options may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Topical creams
  • Steroid injections

The providers at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, specialize in regenerative medicine and may suggest platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for the management of your arthritis, specifically for your osteoarthritis. They conduct this minimally invasive procedure using X-ray guided imagery to ensure the accuracy of the injection.

How can regenerative medicine improve my arthritis?

Regenerative medicine is a form of medicine focused on regenerating healthy tissue to replace diseased or damaged tissue. PRP is a blood product created from your own blood that contains a high concentration of healing properties, including platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells. When injected into your joint, these healing properties repair the damage to reduce pain and inflammation and improve joint function. 

In many cases, PRP may be better for your arthritis than a steroid injection.

To learn more about your treatment options for arthritis, contact Palm Beach Pain, LLC, today or request an appointment online.