Are you experiencing intense pain from Osteoarthritis (OA) in your knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, or shoulders? Maybe your joints are feeling more stiff and tender, making it difficult to get around?
While OA isn’t curable, you can turn to stem cell and regenerative therapy to find relief. Apple Healthcare Group is one of a growing number of clinics across the country to offer this breakthrough treatment method for people suffering from OA.
So how do stem cells provide relief from your OA? Well, as stem cells are the building blocks of the body, your body has been healing itself with stem cells for your entire life. Most of the time, you can rely on these cells to see you through the healing process. The process becomes more complicated as we age, which is why stem cell and regenerative therapy is so revolutionary.
As mentioned previously, OA is a generative form of arthritis that involves degradation of the joints that may include the subchondral bone and articular cartilage. Anytime bone surfaces become less cushioned and protected by cartilage, the bone becomes exposed and more prone to damage.
Common symptoms include joint pain, locking, stiffness, discomfort, and an effusion. Many people report feeling less mobile as the condition progresses without treatment. If you are experiencing these symptoms with increasing severity, it may be time to seek out additional medical help.
When to See Us
If you are suffering from OA, you should seek out professional help to find some level of relief through a targeted treatment plan. As Apple Healthcare Group is one of the few clinics to offer stem cell and regenerative therapy to patients suffering from OA, we should be first one your list as you are weighing your potential treatment options.
Our regenerative medicine treatment uses mesenchymal growth factors and stem cells from umbilical cord matrix to help the body heal faster, regenerate tissue, and decrease pain allowing us to see better and faster results.
How We Treat Osteoarthritis
Once you come into the office, your treatment will likely focus on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and an injection of mesenchymal stems cells (MSC) and growth factors. PRP is a concentration of your own platelets with high amounts of healing growth factors. While these treatments may be used independently, we have seen the combination of the two produces better clinical outcomes.
The medical staff will handle the injections guided by fluoroscopy, which is a unique type of medical imaging. Only a few clinics use this method to guide their injections.
For severe cases, some patients elect for a second round of PRP, which will be administered three months after the initial treatment to further increase the chances of positive medical outcomes.
How Soon Will You Experience Relief?
Most patients start feeling significantly better within a month or two after their treatment. However, continued repair and improvement is still common for the first three to six months after the procedure. Some evidence event suggests the treatment promotes rebuilding for up to a year.
Like many other innovative procedures, the results are not entirely guaranteed. With this in mind, this procedure is not for everyone, which is why a thorough evaluation and discussion with your healthcare provider is essential.
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