Knee pain is a common problem among Americans. The knee joint is crucial for most everyday activities, including sitting, standing, and walking. So, conditions and injuries impacting the knee joint can hold you back from carrying out your day-to-day routine. Thankfully, stem cell therapy is an effective regenerative treatment option for knee pain, allowing patients to overcome knee joint issues without the downsides of surgery.
Prevalent Knee Conditions
The gradual deterioration of a tendon causes knee tendinosis as a result of chronic overuse. People who frequently engage in vigorous exercise or repetitive motions of the knee are at an increased risk of this condition. Symptoms of knee tendinosis include knee pain that worsens with physical activity, stiffness in the knee, and burning pain around the knee tendons.
Knee osteoarthritis is characterized by degeneration of the knee joint cartilage. Cartilage is essential to prevent damage to the knee caused by impact and friction. Deteriorated cartilage can cause the bones in the knee joint to rub together, leading to inflammation and pain.
The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) runs diagonally across the middle of the knee. It provides stability to the knee joint so that it can move back and forth. Injuries to the ACL, including sprains and tears, are common. These injuries can lead to severe knee pain, weakness, and a lost range of motion.
Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Conditions
Knee conditions lead to chronic pain. Additionally, it can be very difficult for young athletes who have a torn ACL, to regain the stability needed to return to strenuous physical activity.
Stem cell therapy is a regenerative treatment that works by healing the damaged tissue using the patient’s own stem cells, taken from either the back of the pelvis or the abdomen. When these stem cells are isolated and injected precisely into the damaged knee tissue, they’ll stimulate regeneration. Over a few weeks, after the injection is administered, healthy cells will grow to repair or replace the damaged tissue resulting in less pain and better function!
For more information about stem cell therapy for knee conditions and injuries, contact the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute to schedule an appointment.