When it comes to orthopedic care, you want to know that you have the very best treatments available to you. There are several degenerative orthopedic conditions that can be treated with stem cells. Treatment of these conditions with stem cells can help stop or even reverse the damage done due to these degenerative issues. Here are the three most common degenerative problems that are being treated with stem cells.
There are many different types of arthritis, but the two most common are osteoarthritis, which affects primarily the elderly, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks cartilage in the joints. Regardless of the type of arthritis, the end result is that the joints deteriorate and cause pain and mobility issues. Stem cells have been found to stop the degeneration of the joint, and in some cases has even allowed for regeneration of lost cartilage.
Tennis elbow is actually a condition that can happen with any type of repetitive movement. The condition is actually called lateral epicondylitis, although its prevalence among tennis players gave it its popular name. Tennis elbow is degeneration of the elbow joint through repetitive movement. Often, surgery is required to correct tennis elbow, although there have been some cases where surgery was avoided with stem cell therapy.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a degenerative condition that affects the wrist and hand. This condition is also caused by repetitive movement. Factory workers, assemblers, and typists are all at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition, too, can be treated with stem cell therapy in an attempt to avoid surgery.
If you have one of these or other degenerative orthopedic conditions, contact us today for more information about how we can help.