Joint Pain

The Regenerative Medicine Clinic

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Molecular Immunobiologists located in Wilmington, NC

Joint pain can develop from an injury, overuse, or degenerative changes. Finding and treating the cause of your joint pain may help you get the relief you need so you can get back to doing what you love. Orthopedic surgeon and regenerative medicine specialist Austin Yeargan III MD, at The Regenerative Medicine Clinic uses advanced diagnostic tools and treatments to alleviate joint pain, restore joint function, and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Wilmington, North Carolina, or click the online booking button today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

Joint Pain

What is joint pain?

Joint pain is a general term that refers to any pain or discomfort you experience in or around a joint. The pain may be dull, burning, or sharp, and you may feel the pain all the time or only when using the affected joint.

The pain may generate from any of the components that make up your joint, which includes bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, or muscles.

What are common causes of joint pain?

You may develop joint pain from injury, overuse, or degeneration that affects one or more of the components that make up your joint. Common causes of joint pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Broken bone
  • Dislocation
  • Sprains


Dr. Yeargan is an experienced sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon and can determine the source of your joint pain during a comprehensive evaluation. 

How is joint pain treated?

Treatment for your joint pain may depend on the cause of your discomfort and the affected joint. Conservative measures are generally recommended initially, and may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Ice 
  • Physical therapy
  • Assistive devices


Dr. Yeargan always takes the simplest and most natural approach to care and may suggest regenerative medicine to help ease your joint pain. 

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a new area of medicine focused on providing treatments that support your body’s natural healing process. Dr. Yeargan is a regenerative medicine specialist and uses:

Signal Cell Based Therapy

Signal cell based therapy is the cells in your body that have the ability to transform themselves into any type of cell your body may need to heal and regenerate. For joint pain, Dr. Yeargan uses stem cell therapy to provide your damaged joint with the cells it needs to repair damage and ease pain. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP is a blood product created from a sample of your own blood that’s rich in platelets and growth factors. When injected into your joint, the healing properties in the PRP accelerate the regenerative processes to reduce your pain.

Dr. Yeargan can review the forms of regenerative medicine with you and determine the treatment best suited for you.

Can regenerative medicine help my joint pain?

Dr. Yeargan determines if regenerative medicine makes a good treatment for your joint pain during your consultation. In some cases, he may suggest other treatments prior to recommending regenerative medicine.

For expert care for your joint pain from an orthopedic surgeon who uses innovative treatments that may prevent or delay your need for surgery, call The Regenerative Medicine Clinic.