Alternative treatment options to stem cell therapy and knee surgery for knee arthritis and knee pain are now being offered in Gilbert, AZ. Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common type of knee pain in older adults and can lead to disability, loss of function and chronic knee pain. Many adults will experience this type of pain to varying degrees at some point in their lifetime. Once viewed as simple “wear and tear” osteoarthritis is now better understood as a inflammatory and degenerative disorder of the joint with loss of cartilage and can lead to bone erosion. The symptoms of this condition are:
- Joint Pain
- Exercise Intolerance
- Decreased range of motion
- Surrounding muscle weakness / pain
Osteoarthritis of the knee can be diagnosed through case history combined with imaging studies, usually x-ray or MRI for complex presentations. Once diagnosed, patients will begin conservative therapy such as weight loss to decrease stress on the joint, exercise, physical therapy, and acetaminophen for pain relief. If unresponsive, patients will then be given NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Ibuprofen. For additional relief, steroid injections such as cortisone or various forms of hyaluronic acid lubricants will be injected into the joint. If the pain continues past these therapies surgical options such as Arthroscopy and eventually Arthroplasty (knee replacement) will follow.
Cost-Effective Alternatives to Stem Cell Treatments
The conventional care options usually provide superficial short term relief at best without addressing the underlying pathology of degeneration of the knee joint. You want to find a physician or be referred to one, that has been trained to always examine the pathophysiology of conditions and address them initially before palliative and temporary pain relief options are explored. This can be done with nutrition, supplementation, exercise and regenerative injections (allografts, PRP, PRF) to treat knee pain and arthritis. This approach provides the body with the necessary nutrients it needs for joint health and can assist in strengthening of connective tissue through stem cell signaling and local recruitment. The improvement in cartilage inside the joint can provide lubrication and cushioning of the joint. The stem cell signaling treatment also involves strengthening the surrounding structures of the joint such as the MCL, LCL, patellar ligament, transverse ligament, meniscus, IT band, and quad tendon.
Alternatives to Stem Cell Therapy Benefits
- Pain Relief / Improved Function
- Strengthens Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Utilization of your Natural Growth Factors and Cells
- Minimal Downtime
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
This type of regenerative medicine produces clinical outcomes that have repeatedly been shown to be superior to steroid and hyaluronic acid injections and can prevent the need for surgery in select cases. Patients can begin seeing improvement typically in 3 weeks with the best results observed 3-6 months post injection. This treatment provides attractive alternatives to conventional care with minimal expense and downtime as compared to surgery. Patients often return to normal living activities and begin to re-engage in hobbies and exercises that they enjoy with their friends and families.
For more information about Regenerative Injection Therapy, Atlas Health Medical Group, pain management, our autologous stem cell therapy provider referral network or our Gilbert, AZ location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534
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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are for educational purposes only. Statements are not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Always consult with your physician about your medical care options. If you are interested in autologous stem cell therapy, we will happily connect you to local and trusted providers as we do not provide that service but are strong proponents of its potential.