Often, when people try stem cell therapy for chronic joint pain or joint problems, they are looking to the treatment as a miracle that will get them back on their feet. Unfortunately, stem cell therapy is not a cure all, and it isn’t a miracle that happens overnight. In fact, it can take some time for stem cell therapy to show results. Here’s what you need to know.
Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Joint Pain and Disorders
If you have a chronic joint disorder or chronic joint pain, stem cell therapy can jumpstart healing in the joint. You will not notice a difference right away. In fact, the first day you may have some discomfort from the injection. Over the course of the next week or so, you should start to notice some change in the joint. However, you may not notice full results until it has been several weeks, and results may be better if stem cell therapy is combined with other treatment modalities such as physical therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy for Injuries
Injured joints can also benefit from stem cell therapy. In these cases, stem cell therapy isn’t jumpstarting the healing process; it is simply boosting it. The injected stem cells can help promote cell growth and renewal that is already happening within the joint naturally. This boost can mean that your recovery time from the injury could be decreased. However, you may not notice any real change right away from the stem cell treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about how stem cell therapy might be able to benefit you, contact us today to schedule an appointment.