Osteoarthritis

Mountain Health Functional Medicine

Functional & Regenerative Medicine located in Billings, MT

Are you having a difficult time keeping up with your everyday activities because of joint pain? Roy R. Hall, MD, and his team at Mountain Health Functional Medicine in Billings, Montana, provide regenerative medicine for the management of osteoarthritis to restore joint health and mobility. Call today to learn more about osteoarthritis treatment, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Osteoarthritis Q & A

Mountain Health Functional Medicine

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that develops from the wearing away of the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones. It’s the most common type of arthritis and can affect any joint in your body. However, the joints most commonly affected include:

  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Spine
  • Hands


Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that worsens over time. But Dr. Hall and his team at Mountain Health Functional Medicine offer a regenerative medicine that may help restore joint health and relieve your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

With osteoarthritis, your primary complaint may be joint pain. The severity of the pain varies depending on the progression of your condition.

Other symptoms you may experience with osteoarthritis include:

  • Joint swelling and inflammation
  • Reduced mobility
  • Tenderness
  • Grating sensation


You may also develop bone spurs, which are bony outgrowths that develop around the joint.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a very new area of medicine that focuses on treatments that regenerate and rejuvenate tissue to replace damaged or diseased tissue. For osteoarthritis, Dr. Hall uses amniotic stem cells to help regenerate and heal your damaged tissue to reduce pain and improve mobility.

Amniotic stem cells come from amniotic fluid, which is the fluid found in the uterus during pregnancy that nourishes a growing baby. These stem cells have the ability to change into specialized cells, which means they can form into any cell your body needs, such as blood cells, bone cells, or muscle cells.

How does regenerative medicine work for osteoarthritis?

Dr. Hall administers the amniotic stem cells through an injection into the affected joint. The process is relaxing and painless and only takes 15 minutes. After the injection, you can go right back to your usual activities.

What is the osteoarthritis knee pain program?

Dr. Hall and his team at Mountain Health Functional Medicine offer a special program for people suffering from knee osteoarthritis. This program includes specialized injections that go into the knee using an advanced imaging tool called a fluoroscopy, which allows Dr. Hall to look inside your knee as he makes his injections, to alleviate your pain.

While the program focuses on osteoarthritis, you may also benefit from the knee injections if you have a knee injury.  

For pain relief from your osteoarthritis, call Mountain Health Functional Medicine, or book an appointment using the online booking button.

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