Arthritis is a condition that destroys your quality of life. Driving your car, playing with grandchildren, walking down the steps and even getting out of bed in the morning all become painful tasks when you’re suffering from arthritis knee pain. You’re probably reading this because you’re looking for an alternative to surgery. After all, everyone whose suffering from knee pain is looking for a way to avoid knee replacement surgery.
You’ve most likely done your research about knee surgeries. You know that there are ways to relieve knee pain to the point where surgery may be delayed. Perhaps you’ve stumbled across some articles that talk about how you’ll need another knee replacement with 10-15 years after your initial knee replacement. Maybe you’ve read statistics that prove that a large percentage of people who go through knee surgery are still in pain. These are ALL good reasons to look for ways to avoid knee replacement surgery or to look for ways to delay knee surgery. Here’s 5 ways we came up with to avoid a knee replacement surgery.
1) Stem Cell Therapy to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery
Stem cell therapy isn’t just a way to avoid knee replacement surgery, but can help rebuild your cartilage and reverse the painful symptoms of arthritis. Stem cell therapy is not a temporary fix; it’s a may be a permanent solution to knee arthritis.
You have arthritis in your knee because you’ve worn down the cartilage in your knee. An injection of amniotic stem cells can help rebuild the protective cartilage. If you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy, you may be able to successfully avoid knee replacement surgery all together.
2) Lose Weight to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery
For many people the thought of losing weight is impossible. However, when it comes to joint health, losing weight may be the easiest and most cost effective way to avoid knee replacement surgery.
According to a recent study presented at a meeting for the American College of Rheumatology, losing 15 pounds can cut knee pain in HALF! You don’t necessarily have to seek medical attention to lose 15 pounds and it may not cost you a penny.
3) Strong Muscles to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery
Another way to delay or even avoid knee replacement surgery is to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. When you have strong muscles surrounding your knee joint you have a better chance of taking unnecessary pressure off of your knee. The muscles surrounding the knee are also effective at stabilizing the knee.
Also a side effect of hitting the gym and strength training is that you can achieve all of this for less than $50/month and you may lose weight at the same time. Hitting the gym may not require a doctor’s visit either.
4) OTC Medications to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery
Taking over the counter drugs, such as ibuprofen, Advil, and Tylenol don’t help fix the cause of knee pain, which is worn cartilage. However, these cost effective over the counter drugs MAY help relieve some of the arthritis knee pain symptoms, but long term usage is very harmful to your kidneys and liver.
Tylenol, being a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory will help you with the swelling and inflammation caused by arthritis. Aleve and Advil may help ease some of the pain associated with knee arthritis. Keep in mind; these over the counter medications will only help ease the symptoms.
5) Hyaluronic acid Supplements to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery
Supplements, which contain hyaluronic acid, such as fix-a-joint, may be a great way to delay knee replacement surgery or avoid knee replacement surgery all together. Hyaluronic acid is chemical compound makes up the extracellular matrix of our joints. This means that this compound helps give your joints the structural integrity they possess. Not only is it part of the joints, it has been shown to help support the cells that are involved with the joints.
These supplements have been shown to decrease pain and increase knee joint function.
Stem Cell Professionals to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery
There’s many options to help relieve knee pain and to temporarily avoid knee replacement surgery. However, if you’re looking for a true alternative to knee replacement surgery, the Stem Cell Professionals have a great solution. Regenerative treatments, such as stem cell therapy, rebuild your knee joint instead of replacing your knee joint through surgery.
If you are interested, we’ll have you come into our York, PA location for a consultation, which will consist of an x-ray. If you are a good candidate we’ll schedule you’re injection and you’ll walk in and out of the office for the procedure. There’s no recovery downtime, essentially no pain and you’ll be able to go back to work the same week.