Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis
Arthritis is a degenerative illness, and it requires regenerative medicine. Recent research has found that stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment for regrowing cartilage tissue and relieving arthritis pain. As arthritis occurs in almost 50% of adults over age 65, it is supremely important that we continue to find innovative treatments that allow those with arthritis to relieve their pain and improve the overall quality of their lives. Stem cell therapy has enormous potential for doing just that.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that causes pain with movement. It’s caused by the deterioration of tissues in the joints causing inefficiency, friction, and inflammation. Arthritis can occur in any joint of the body and is common in the knees, hands and wrists, and back.
The two main types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type and occurs when the cartilage in the joints begins to wear down or becomes damaged. Cartilage is essential for lubricating the joints and allowing them to move smoothly. When the cartilage is absent or damage, the bones move against each other, causing extreme friction and pain. Osteoarthritis is common with age and is a natural result of wear and tear on your joints. It can be treated, however with regenerative medicine.
Rheumatoid arthritis is actually an autoimmune disorder. With rheumatoid arthritis the body’s immune system attacks the synovial membrane, a compartment of tissue that envelopes the joint. As this membrane becomes damaged and inflamed, it causes pain and immobility, and can cause more damage to take place within the bone and cartilage of the joint itself.
How Stem Cell Therapy Helps Arthritis
As arthritis is caused by the degeneration of cells, either through age or autoimmune attacks, the regenerative properties of stem cell therapy can be very effective in treating the illness and helping to alleviate arthritis pain. Stem cell injections into areas affected by arthritis act to restore damaged cells and rebuild the essential tissues necessary for the smooth operation of the joints.
In the case of osteoarthritis, stem cell therapy can help regrow degenerated cartilage, easing friction and pain. In combination with other treatment, stem cell therapy can help heal damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis to the synovial membrane.
If you are suffering from arthritis of any kind and want to experience relief, we can help! Contact our office today for a free consultation.