Stem cell therapy is becoming more common in orthopedics. While research is ongoing into the ways that stem cell therapy can be used to treat orthopedic conditions, there have been ample studies to show its effectiveness in certain circumstances. There are three very common uses for stem cell therapy in this field.
Both osteoarthritis and degenerative arthritis have been shown to be improved with the use of stem cell therapy. Arthritis causes degeneration of the bone and cartilage of the joints, usually the knees, hands, and back. Swelling of the joints, stiffness, and often pain can make it difficult to function normally from day to day. Stem cell therapy helps the joints to heal, decreases inflammation, and slows the breakdown of the joints.
Tendon injuries are sometimes very slow to heal on their own. Tendon injuries can occur in the knees, elbows, or ankles. A torn rotator cuff of the shoulder is a common tendon injury that is often difficult to heal properly or quickly. In these instances, stem cell therapy can speed healing when combined with other treatment and a healthy and safe environment.
Degenerative disc disease is a condition in which the discs or vertebrae of the spine are deteriorating significantly. There is no cure for degenerative disc disease, and managing the condition involves treatments designed to slow degeneration and relieve back pain. Stem cell therapy is effective in both of these measures.
If you are experiencing any of these conditions and are looking for additional treatment options, contact us today for more information about stem cell therapy in Florida. We will be happy to meet with you and examine your medical history to determine if you are a candidate.