Diseases of the joint are not very popular, they are characterized by pain that patients can never do away with without pain drugs. as much as these diseases are common, there is still no conventional cure that helps repair the worn joints and restore proper functioning of the joint but rather the treatment that do not involve surgery only aim at dealing with the symptoms of the disease, in fact most people suffering from knee joint disease are only given pain medication to quell the pain. Till now knee surgery is the most commonly used treatment but it too has its share of risks and pitfalls. The major pitfall is that it never focuses on regeneration of worn cartilage and offer long-term solution.
However this should not be the case as the knee joint is a crucial joint that joins the upper leg to the bones of the lower leg. The joint bone should allow hinge-like movement while providing stability and strength to support the weight of the body. Flexibility, strength, and stability are needed for standing and for motions like walking, running, crouching, jumping, and turning but when the knee is affected the patient will be debilitated. The knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When either of these components of the knee joint is affected then a person will suffer knee problems which eventually make walking painful and difficult.
To those who are suffering from or have suffered from chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis or due to other medical conditions you should not despair as there is hope with a stem cell treatment that is seen as a possible alternative to knee surgery. As mentioned earlier the knee joint is made up of cartilage, ligaments and fluid. These should support free movement and reduce the grinding on the upper bone to the lower bone but when exposed to tear and wear or as a result of other diseases the cartilage may get eroded and this is the genesis of a nightmare of the chronic knee joint pain.
The stem cell treatment is a simple, out-patient, natural alternative for many patients who would wish to avoid the costly and risky orthopedic surgeries that also require long recovery periods. There are also patients who have gone through the knee surgery before but the knee joint pain since reoccurred, they are naturally inclined to source for a different alternative that may work even better for them, and they should consider the stem cell treatment as it offers better results convenience as opposed to surgical treatment of the knee joint.
Osteoarthritis is known as the common disease of the knee. In case of osteoarthritis the cartilage in the knee that helps in smooth joint movements will gradually wear away thus leading to pain and inflammation of the knee joint. Osteoarthritis of the knees is a problem that has disabled many people barring them from participating in sporting activities and making their own lives a nightmare as they struggle to even walk or even stand up from a sitting position. A part from osteoarthritis of the knees, other injuries to the tendons and ligaments can cause knee joint problems with the most common injury being the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is majorly injured by a sudden twisting motion. This type of injury is common in sports. The traditional treatments for these knee injuries include arthroscopic joint surgery and total knee or hip joint replacement. These knee treatments are not only excessively expensive but host risks associated with orthopedic surgeries, a patient is always put through several months of rehabilitation after surgery.
As mentioned earlier most knee joint problems are caused as a result of cartilage erosion, with stem cell therapy the cartilage on the knee joint can be regenerated. Owing to its regenerative properties, this stem cell treatment has been targeted by prolotherapy doctors. The doctors use the stem cell to repair the ligaments and the tendons and help restore stability and prevent excessive movement on the knee joint. With stem cell therapy the cartilage erosion can be corrected by cartilage regeneration without any need for surgery.
The stem cell therapy is a better alternative to joint replacement, since it is equally successful but even simpler and cheaper. Most patients are now considering the stem cell therapy because it has lower risks too when compared to other surgical procedures on the knee joint. As compared to joint replacement, stem cell therapy involves just harvesting the stem cell from the patient’s body and injecting them into the affected knee, this is more attractive for many patients than to go through orthopedic surgery and replacement of the whole joint with artificial materials.
In this stem cell therapy, the mesenchymal stem cells have been noted for their efficacy in treatment of not only bone diseases but also other diseases, together with the hematopoietic stem cells they have been found to be effective in regeneration of tissues, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments. With autologous stem cell therapy the risk of tissue rejection is done away with as the cells are from the patient’s own body.
The joint diseases are common today and you need help of an integrative doctor to sail through this nightmare. Dr. Dalal Akoury (MD) is an expert in integrative medicine and a founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Center located at Myrtle Beach South Caroline. Visit her for more information on most lifestyle diseases.