Joint arthritis is a very common condition that causes pain. According to some research, nearly half of adults over 65 suffer from arthritis of the joints. Aging causes wear and tear to the cartilage that protects the joints. While there is no way to fully prevent this wear and tear, innovative technologies are available to manage joint arthritis pain.
Some patients have found potential alternative options to help manage pain and inflammation with regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy. Below, we will discuss the potential benefits of stem cell treatments for joint arthritis pain.
Why Does Joint Arthritis Happen?
When the cartilage in a joint begins to break down, the associated bones may rub together. This can be incredibly painful. It can also lead to swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion for a patient.
There are several different types of joint arthritis. One of the most common types is osteoarthritis. This is also known as “degenerative” arthritis. Degenerative arthritis is often the result of using a particular joint for many years. It usually appears when patients are middle-aged and progresses as they get older. But younger people are susceptible to this condition, as well.
Joint pain can also result from a condition called Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is an autoimmune disease that can lead to inflammation and pain. Infection and gout can also account for ongoing joint pain.
Usually, arthritis will cause aching or throbbing around a single location. The following joints are some of the more common areas affected: hips, shoulders, wrists, knees, hands, and feet.
In some cases of joint arthritis, the pain can be spread throughout the body along with pain concentrated around damaged joints.
No matter what the underlying cause of their joint pain is, many patients are exploring stem cell therapy to help manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Stem Cell Therapies for Joint Pain
Stem cells are a type of simple human cell. As such, they are present in the human body naturally. These simple cells act as an instructional system for repairing and healing certain bodily tissues. Stem cell treatments involve isolating and reintroducing these reparative cells into damaged areas of the body.
Our natural stem cells may not be enough to help with joint arthritis and for this reason, stem cell therapy provides a concentrated amount of mesenchymal stem cells to be administered systemically and to problematic areas.
Many patients have reported pain and inflammation relief as well as tissue repair outcomes through these innovative and minimally invasive stem cell therapies. If you would like to learn more contact us today!