What can cause chronic knee pain?
Chronic knee pain can be the result of a number of problems. Most commonly, this pain is a result of an injury or various types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and pseudogout. For both arthritis and injury, stem cell therapy is a viable treatment option for chronic knee pain.
How can stem cell therapy help?
Before seeking stem cell therapy, we recommend meeting with your doctor. If other types of therapy are not working for you and the pain continues to inhibit your day-to-day comfort, stem cell therapy could help you.
Stem cells have the ability to heal tissue that is suffering from inflammation, injury, or deterioration. For example, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning your immune system attacks healthy cells in your joint and the joint experiences deterioration. Stem cell therapy heals the tissue and suppresses the immune system. After a knee injury, your body naturally creates stem cells to heal the tissue. Stem cell therapy speeds up the healing process by helping to rebuild lost tissue. Traditionally, these stem cells come from the patient’s own body.
What do studies show?
There is clinical evidence that stem cells are helpful in treating patients with osteoarthritis of the knees (Vines et all, 2016). The cells in this study are amniotic derived stem cells, or stem cells from amniotic fluid. Harvesting these cells does not harm the fetus and are donated voluntarily.
Many athletes have sought out stem cell therapy after a knee injury, including Kobe Bryant (arthritis), Chris Johnson (injury) and Dara Torres (injury). All three athletes used their own stem cells.
If you are experiencing knee pain, stem cell therapy can help you get the pain relief you deserve. Cedar Stem Cell Institute provides stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. Please contact us to see how we can alleviate your knee pain today!