Whether you’re suffering from a neurodegenerative condition like ALS or are recovering from a sports or athletic injury, regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy, offers a host of potential benefits for treating your condition. However, one of the most common questions we hear is when patients should seek to start stem cell therapy treatments. Of course, there’s no single, simple answer, since each patient’s case is unique. However, in general, results may be most optimal soon after newly diagnosed conditions. This does not mean results may not be beneficial if the condition or injury has been endured for a longer period.
Is There a Time Consideration When to Have?
Stem cell treatments have a greater potential to help provide relief if the injury is relatively minor or if the condition is a newer diagnosis. For many conditions, that means seeking treatment early in the progression stage. If it is later, more subsequent therapies may be a potential need to help manage symptoms or the condition further.
Still, no matter how long you’ve been dealing with your condition, stem cells hold a potential alternative option to provide a management tool for some degree of improvement or stabilization. When it comes to stem cell therapy, it helps to think less in terms of shortening the problem and more in terms of how there is potential to help reduce the severity.
Treating Orthopedic Conditions
One of the most common reasons patients seek stem cell therapy is to help recover from a musculoskeletal injury. These injuries often cause pain in joints like the knee and the hip. By introducing stem cells into the affected area, it has the ability to stimulate regenerative and healing properties, which can help to lessen the severity of the injury.
When dealing with newly diagnosed conditions, it is important to allow time for the treatment to have its course of healing potential on the injury and body. It is important to also follow post-management care for the most optimal outcomes.
Considerations for Post-Treatment
Depending on your condition, you may need to avoid strenuous exercise or overuse of a joint or muscle for a period of time. However, many times you can simply return to everyday life, as long as you take care not to aggravate the area.
It’s a good idea to block out a day for your treatment and plan for a short recovery period if an active lifestyle is a normal part of your day-to-day. You may experience some mild soreness, but in many cases, you will be able to resume your everyday life with careful healing instructions. If you would like to schedule a consultation contact a care coordinator today!