Stem Cell Therapy is Being Recognized as an Effective Treatment for Arthritis
Arthritis is a debilitating condition that can affect a number of the joints in the body. Arthritis can have caused painful inflammation in the joints as well as stiffness. It can affect any joint in the body as well as the heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes and even skin. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and there has yet to be an effective way to help treat or manage the pain. But, as more and more studies are being done, stem cell therapy is looking to be a prime option for those who suffer from arthritis.
While in the past stem cell therapy had not been received as an effective way to help combat the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, but now it is becoming a more widely accepted treatment for patients with arthritis. WebMD recently published an article that points to the effectiveness that stem cell therapy can have on those who suffer from arthritis.
The articles explain the findings from a recent study done on 18 patients all of which suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative arthritis that occurs when the cartilage wears away cause the bones to rub against each other. This bone on bone rubbing can cause severe pain, swelling and stiffness in the area that can last days, weeks, months and even years. As osteoarthritis progresses the pain can turn into a chronic pain leaving the person in constant pain. This chronic pain can increase the risk of weight gain and weakened muscles and limited mobility. This type of arthritis typically occurs in the weight-bearing joints such as the hips and spine but it most commonly affects the knees.
Osteoarthritis is an incurable condition and the individuals taking part of the study had severe knee osteoarthritis for at least one year prior to taking part of the study. Each person in the study was given a stem cell injection of his or her own stem cells. Six months after the injection was given the patients all showed signs of improvement in their mobility, flexibility as well as pain reduction. The findings that just one stem cell injection can help reduce the pain of osteoarthritis is quite exciting.
The Stem Cell Professional of York, PA have performed dozens of stem cell therapy injections. But, unlike the study discussed in the WebMD article, the stem cell injection used by the Stem Cell Professional are from amniotic stem cells. These cells are the most effective stem cells for rebuilding damaged cartilage. These stem cell injections can be used to help treat neck, shoulder, wrist, hip, ankle and knee pain. Not only is this type of treatment for arthritis becoming a much more accepted and proven effective type of treatment, the recovery process is much shorter than with any other type of surgery and no prescriptions are necessary. Stem cell therapy could just be the answer you are looking for to help alleviate the pain and inflammation caused by your arthritis.