What do fractures, dislocations, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, posterior cruciate ligament injuries, collateral ligament injuries, meniscal tears, and tendon tears all have in common? All of these injuries can happen to one single joint…your knees. Knee injuries are some of the most common types of joint injuries and it’s easy to understand why this problem is so common… You abuse your knees all the time.
We all know that sitting is bad for your knees so we decide to stand more. As it turns out standing too much might cause knee arthritis too. We know that being over weight can lead to knee arthritis, over using your knees throughout your life can lead to knee pain, constant repetition can lead to knee pain and arthritis, genetics can lead to arthritis and knee pain and of course injuries cause knee pain and arthritis. What are we supposed to do? For many of us osteoarthritis is going to happen eventually. However, this doesn’t mean that we all have to go through expensive, painful and time-consuming surgery.
As it turns out regenerative treatments are offering big improvements to those suffering knee osteoarthritis. Not only is regenerative treatments for knee osteoarthritis a great alternative to surgery, but also for many people surgery may not be an option.
Surgery Isn’t an Option for Everyone
For many people, knee surgery for arthritis would mean the end of their life, as they know it. This is why surgery should always be a last resort. Many people who are considering surgery are told after the surgery they can’t endure physical activities. They can’t squat, can’t bend and can’t do the things in life that make them happy. Not everyone enjoys reading or watching the tube, many people find happiness in active hobbies. For these people surgery shouldn’t be their first option.
Regenerative treatments have been showing promising signs of helping people with knee osteoarthritis and to people who want an alternative to knee surgery. The regenerative treatment that we have to offer to these people is called stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy is when you use stem cells to help the body heal your knees. In most situations where a person is suffering from knee pain the person has damaged or worn cartilage. Stem cells have been shown to help repair damaged cartilage and relieve the knee pain. However, some people don’t have active hobbies. Some people have already gone through knee surgery and the pain is back!
Surgery Isn’t Always Permanent
Orthopedic doctors tell many people who have arthritis their condition isn’t reversible, which it isn’t. Many people are told if you want to reduce pain in your knee you will need knee surgery, and the good news is most knee replacement surgeries are successful. This is typically followed up with the patient asking how long the surgery will last. This is where the problem arises.
For many, knee arthritis may begin as early as their 40s. Former athletes and other people who abused their knees in their early days are showing signs of arthritis at a relatively young age. The problem is that surgery may only last for 10 years until you’ll need surgery again. For someone in their later 70s or 80s this may be a good option. However, a 45-year-old woman will most likely make it past 55 years of age. Surgery isn’t always permanent and should not be a first option for these people. The best course of action would be regenerative medicine. Regenerative treatments have been showing promising signs of helping people with knee osteoarthritis.
Just like the people who can’t undergo surgery because of their lifestyle, younger people should avoid surgery for as long as they can. Stem cells are donated from a healthy mother during a scheduled C-section. No mothers or babies are harmed while obtaining the stem cells and there’s no morality concerns whatsoever. The stem cells are injected into the affected knee and the process of healing begins. Stem Cells have the ability to transform into other cells in which they come into contact and then multiply. This means that once the stem cells come in contact with your worn cartilage it can repair the cartilage and can relieve the pain from arthritis.
Stem Cell Professionals & Regenerative Treatments
At the Stem Cell Professionals we know surgery is required in many situations. However, we also realize that to maintain your quality of life, surgery has to be a last resort. We consider honesty and morals of our business as the standard. This means that not everyone is a candidate for stem cell therapy. If you have ignored your arthritis symptoms for years you may have a bone on bone condition and we can’t treat these conditions. Our treatment focuses on treating mild to moderate arthritis and other chronic musclo-skeletal disorders. If your condition is too severe and stem cell therapy isn’t considered a viable treatment option, our medical staff will point you in the direction of someone who can help.
If you are seriously considering an alternative to surgery call the Stem Cell Professionals in York, PA today! (717)-881-2343