Knee Pain Treatment
Between meniscus tears, ligament damage and arthritis, there are many different causes of knee pain. PRP and stem cell treatment can help to address these problems. Instead of masking the pain with medication or sewing damaged tissues together with surgery, PRP and stem cells heal your body from the inside out. The original source of your pain can be healed, leading to a stronger, restored joint that works the way it’s supposed to.
Our PRP and stem cell treatments can help you avoid surgery, even knee replacements. Why wait for surgery and then wait even longer to heal? Call us today and set your appointment to learn more about these exciting treatments.
Get Relief from Knee Pain
Over time, chronic knee pain hinders you from engaging in activities you love and keeps you from being as active as you once were. This can lead to lower quality of life, as well as other issues such as weight gain and related conditions. Pain medications help alleviate the pain temporarily but don’t address the cause or offer a permanent solution. Stem cell therapy for knees is an emerging treatment that has produced many positive results. The goal of this promising treatment is to help damaged or diseased tissue repair itself. This treats the pain from the inside out and can help you avoid surgeries such as knee replacements or dependence on pain medications. The National Stem Cell Clinic offers stem cell therapy as well as other innovative treatments options, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Common Causes of Chronic Knee Pain
There are a number of conditions that can cause chronic knee pain, and some are more serious than others. The human body is a formidable mechanical machine and every part of it is dependent on other parts in order to function properly. The following are examples of conditions that cause chronic knee pain that can potentially be alleviated by stem cell treatment:
- This painful condition is characterized by degeneration and deterioration of the joint and leads to pain and inflammation.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis. This chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder causes joints to become swollen and painful, and may eventually lead to bone erosion and deformity.
- Meniscus Tear. This refers to a condition in which one or more cartilages in the knee becomes ruptured.
- When repeated overuse or injury of the knee results in inflammation, it’s referred to as bursitis.
- This condition produces pain when performing activities such as walking up an incline, using stairs, or climbing.
- Chondromalacia patella. This condition occurs when there is damaged cartilage under the kneecap.
These and other conditions cause chronic pain that can have a serious impact on your ability to perform not only daily tasks, but also physical activities such as walking, biking, skiing, or other activities that require the frequent use of the knees.
Stem Cell Therapy Explained and How It Can Help
Stem cells form the foundation for every organ and tissue in the human body, and it’s that property that makes them useful for both research into how diseases impact the body and for regenerating damaged cells. Simply put you cannot look at the knee as an independent unit and treat it as such. The knee is a continuation of the hip, neck, and shoulders and it continues on to the foot. What happens with the neck and shoulders affect the knee and vice versa. This principle is called biotensegrity.
There are many different types of stem cells, including:
- Induced pluripotent
Different types of stem cells can be found in different parts of the body, and some, such as embryonic stem cells, are only formed at certain times in a person’s life. All stem cells have the ability to make copies of themselves and to develop into more specialized cells.
Stem cell therapy for knees involves extracting stem cells from bone marrow or fat and then injecting them into the knee using image guidance. The procedure is minimally invasive and is believed to work by decreasing inflammation, healing damage by developing into new cartilage, and releasing cytokines, which are proteins that reduce pain and slow degeneration of the remaining cartilage. Stem cell treatment (also known as regenerative treatment) has fast become the alternative to surgical interventions for many conditions.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Other Treatments
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is also a form of regenerative medicine and involves injecting a concentration of your own platelets into the knees in order to accelerate healing of the damaged areas. Platelets play a vital role in helping the body repair itself, and after they are injected into the affected area, they release growth factors that increase the number of reparative cells. There are very few side effects associated with the procedure, and like stem cell therapy, it is minimally invasive. Other types of treatments for chronic knee pain involve injecting corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid into the knees and various types of surgery, such as partial or total knee replacement.
The National Stem Cell Clinic offers regenerative treatment options to help you delay or avoid the need for surgery through stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma, which work with your body to produce natural healing and regeneration of damaged tissues. Contact the National Stem Cell Clinic for more information about how these treatments can help alleviate your chronic knee pain.