Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain – Louisville, KY
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If osteoarthritis is creating significant pain and stiffness that limits your ability to work, play or simply get through daily activities, you are not alone. You may be looking at all your treatment options, including strong prescription painkillers and even joint replacement surgery. But a new medical technique could make it possible for you to enjoy natural, drug-free, non-surgical relief from joint pain caused by osteoarthritis in the knees and hips. Our board-certified regenerative medicine doctors at Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine in Louisville, KY can alleviate your pain if you are suffering from joint pain due to knee osteoarthritis or hip osteoarthritis. Stem cell therapy for knees can help your damaged cartilage restore itself so you can move freely and easily once again.
Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis: An Alternative to Knee & Hip Replacement Surgery
If you have knee osteoarthritis or a torn meniscus, you are probably wondering what options are available so that you can reduce the pain and regain your mobility. Surgery is often promoted as one of the safest and most effective options for those who have knee pain. But it’s important for everyone to do their own research so that they can fully understand each possible outcome. In some cases, patients may need knee surgery to make a full recovery. But advances in stem cell technology are giving people hope for a better answer that is often safer, less expensive, more effective and less riskier. With total knee replacement surgery, you will likely face several months of stressful rehabilitation.
Understanding Stem Cells for Joint Pain Relief
People often ask about stem cells and what they are before deciding to explore this option, which is understandable. You are likely looking for as much information on the topic as possible. Stem cells are blank slates that can take the form of any other cell in the human body, and this ability allows them to offer many health benefits. Even as we age, stem cells are present in our bodies, but they can also suffer the consequences of the aging process. Also, you won’t always have enough stem cells in the part of your body that is injured to enjoy the full benefits that they can provide.
How Stem Cell Works To Heal Osteoarthritis
As you may know, osteoarthritis occurs when the layer of cartilage that normally cushions the joint’s bone-ends begins to wear out. The resulting damage results in pain, inflammation and loss of flexibility in the joint. Stem cells have a unique ability to help these damaged tissues heal because they are essentially blank templates — undifferentiated cells that can potentially become any particular type of cell, including cartilage cells. Your body contains plenty of these cells, which are just waiting to be put to constructive purpose for your health and wellness.
Stem cell injections are a great example of your body using its own materials to heal itself, a form of regenerative medicine alongside platelet-rich plasma therapy. Our Louisville PRP and stem cell clinic provides platelet rich plasma treatment to help individuals heal from the a wide range of injuries and conditions. According to the research studies currently reported, PRP is most effective in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries such as: -Tennis elbow -Hamstring tears/ pulled hamstring muscles -Knee sprains -Plantar Fasciitis -Patellar tendonitis (Jumper’s knee) -Ligament tears, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears -Rotator Cuff Tears -Ankle Sprains -And more
Our Process at Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine
Stem cell research is not new, and scientific institutions have already conducted numerous tests to get a better understanding of how to use stem cells in the best possible way. Many medical facilities perform procedures to harvest fat and/or bone marrow to extract usable stem cells for use in treatment of many ailments. Both of those methods are invasive, risky and turn many people way from this type of research and treatment, but we have a better solution. Before mothers give birth, doctors ask them if they are willing to donate the umbilical cord, which would be discarded otherwise. When donated, cord blood banks extract the potent, vibrant stem cells from the cord blood and preserve it by flash freezing. These mesenchymal stem cells can then be used for a wide variety of medical problems that are not successfully managed with conventional medical approaches. For many years parents have opted to preserve their children’s valuable cord blood at birth in case their child suffered a life threatening disease like Leukemia. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell technology is now available for us to use for orthopedic applications including but not limited to:
- Torn ligaments
- Injured tendons
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Meniscus tears
- Shoulder pain
- Rotator tendon tears etc.
Are You A Candidate for Stem Cell Injections in Louisville?
Not everyone is a candidate for stem cell injections. First, we must examine your knee thoroughly to make sure your symptoms are actually the result of cartilage degeneration (and not some other condition that might respond better to another treatment method). Certain pre-existing, current or recent medical conditions may also guide us to recommend another course of action. Stem cell therapy for knees is becoming increasingly popular, and it can help people avoid the pain and trauma that come with surgery and other standard treatment options. We care about the people we serve and want to provide them with accurate information to allow them to make the choice that is right for them. If you are interested in stem cell injections for joint pain treatment due to osteoarthritis, please contact our clinic in Jeffersonville, IN near Louisville to schedule a consultation! Please call Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine at 812-913-4416 to see if stem cell therapy can help you!