Knee pain and stem cells …. the painful and helpful truths
Knee pain treated with stem cells can keep a person from going in to have invasive surgery.
Surgery may leave the patient in worse condition than before the procedure. Stem cells have been effectively been helping athletes get back on the field, court or turf for years.
They only trust the best; why shouldn’t you? After all, you only get one body … give it the best chance to serve you and stay in great condition. Surgery also limits movement and flexibility for a long time, of not permanently.
Stem cells help regrow the cartilage in the knees. This process happens by multiplying healthy cells. These new cells aid with repair and regrowth.
OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and the neck.
As OA progresses, bones in the knees and other joints may break down and develop growths called spurs.
Bits of bone or cartilage may chip off and float around in the joint further exacerbating the issue. Aside from the intense pain, it also interferes with the day-to-day life and can lead to functional disabilities.
The symptoms of this debilitating condition vary, depending on which joints are affected and how severely they are affected. However the most common symptoms are pain, stiffness and soreness after inactivity or overuse.
Other symptoms included limited range of motion, clicking or cracking when a joint bends, mild swelling around a joint, or pain that is worse after activity or toward the end of the day.
Those suffering from this disease may be disappointed to learn that they have few options for treating OA through traditional medicine. Traditional treatments attempt to manage the pain and prevent the condition from worsening.
Exercise, weight control, non-drug pain relief techniques and medications are all an effort to manage the condition.
Exercise and weight control can be an effective effort if the OA is in its early stages. If in the later stages of OA, this physically may not even be an option. Medications and non-drug pain relief techniques are merely an attempt to mask the pain, but do nothing for the condition itself.
As a result, joint replacement surgeries are being executed in staggering numbers. In fact, more than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year, and this number is expected to exceed 3 million by the year 2030. However, growing populations of OA sufferers are learning that surgery is not the only option they have.
Cell-based regenerative treatments are becoming an increasingly popular option for OA sufferers. Not only do these treatments work to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with OA, but they also work to repair and regenerate the damaged tissue and bone at the cellular level.
The reduction in pain and inflammation combined with the regenerative capabilities of cell-based treatments are successfully helping OA sufferers avoid surgery and regain normalcy of function and life.
Furthermore, this is all done using minimally invasive knee techniques that involve little to no risk and downtime. Patients receiving these treatments often report significant pain reduction within a few weeks.
And due to the regenerative capabilities of these new treatment options, continued gains in pain relief and mobility are often experienced for months after receiving treatment.
Most importantly, the pain relief from truly addressing the source of the pain and not just the symptoms is retained due to the regeneration and healing that has occurred.
Knee pain and stem cells have wonderful results! A lot of our clients have ditched their canes and are back to taking dancing classes.