How Stem Cell Injections Work
Stem cells are naturally produced by your body, which means that they can be extracted through relatively simple methods from either bone marrow or fat while you’re under a local anesthetic. After they are extracted, the stem cells are set aside to allow them to multiply to significantly greater numbers. Once there is an ample amount, they will be inserted into the damaged area of the knee to help the cartilage to regrow and heal.
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Am I A Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy
Depending on the injury you have, you may be a candidate for a surgical alternative – stem cell injections. If you’d like to learn more about whether you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment option, please contact Wellspring Regenerative today! Stem cell therapy provides a non-invasive, effective, and safe alternative form of treatment for a number of painful knee injuries, including the following conditions:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries
- Meniscal Tears
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Tendon Tears
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
At Wellspring Regenerative, we are happy to serve our clients in Daytona Beach, Orange City, and Altamonte Springs. Contact the location that is most convenient for you.
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What Causes Joint Pain
Joint pain affects one in five Americans, and is one of the leading causes for disability. Knee pain is at the top of the list of problem areas due to a number of causes, including inactivity, inflammation, poor posture, improperly treated injuries, and obesity. At Wellspring Regenerative, we can provide you with a complimentary consultation to see if stem cell therapy is the right treatment for you. Call to schedule your appointment at one of our three locations in Orange City, Daytona Beach, or Altamonte Springs.
What You Can Do
One of the best things that you can do to maintain your knee health is to remain active. Your joints do better when they are active, which means that prolonged periods of inactivity can lead to joints that are more prone to injury. There are a number of low-impact activities that provide the movement you need, including swimming, brisk walking, cycling, and rowing.
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1 in 10 Americans miss work due to joint pain
440 million days of missed work annually
Causes 29% of workplace injuries
Demand for knee replacement will increase exponentially in the next 30 years
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Whether you live an active lifestyle or just want to enjoy your recreational hobbies free of pain, we can help. At Wellspring Regenerative, we are proud to offer stem cell therapy for knees as a noninvasive, safe, and effective treatment to alleviate joint pain. Call today to learn more about stem cell therapy, as well as what it offers you, and schedule an appointment at one of our three locations in Orange City, Daytona Beach, or Altamonte Springs.
Treatment Options for Knee Injuries
There are a number of different ways to treat knee pain depending on the severity of the injury and the extent of the damage. From basic home remedies to medical intervention, here are a few ways that your knee pain can be treated.
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- RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)
- Take a break from sports and other vigorous activities
- Over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Fluid Drawn From Knee
- Surgery to Remove Bone Fragments
- Total Knee Replacement Surgery
- Stem Cell Therapy Injections
Common Knee Injuries
There are many types of knee injuries that are a result of a variety of factors, including sports, falls, motor-vehicle accidents, and aging. At Wellspring Regenerative in Orange City, Daytona Beach, and Altamonte Springs, we are experienced in treating knee injuries to help our clients regain mobility, freedom of movement, and their active lifestyles.
A sprain is an injury to the ligaments that hold the knee together. Depending on the amount of stretching or tearing that the ligament has undergone, the sprain will be graded in terms of the level of instability it causes.
- Grade 1 — The ligament is stretched but the fibers aren’t torn. This sprain is painful but doesn’t create issues with instability.
- Grade 2 — The ligament fibers are slightly torn, which can cause mild instability.
- Grade 3 — The worst sprain, grade 3 means the fibers are completely torn, and the knee is unstable.
If your knee was injured in such a way that it was forced to move too far forward or backward, then you likely experienced a hyperextension or hyperflexion of the tendons and muscles, which can cause quite a bit of pain. In addition to the pain that comes from a knee strain, the joint can experience dysfunction when it comes to the normal range of motion in which it is used.
There are a total of 11 bursae in your knee. These fluid-filled pouches function as shock absorbers as you walk, run, and move throughout your day. When one pouch (bursa) becomes inflamed, infected, or irritated, you may experience severe pain, even when resting.
Tears of the Meniscus
Any damage to the inside of your knee joint can cause a tear in the meniscus, which is the cartilage that acts as a shock absorber and cushion for the thigh bone. Whether from sports or aging, the meniscus can be injured acutely or become dysfunctional.
Knee Cap Dislocation
This type of injury is generally the result of a high-impact or large-force injury to the knee from a vehicle accident or a sport. While rare, it can cause severe damage to the components in the knee.
Fractures of the knee are caused either by a person falling directly on their knees, or the result of the degenerative bone disease, osteoporosis.
Sometimes called runner’s knee, this type of injury refers to pain in the front of the knee that is usually the result of an accumulation of damage to the joint.
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Common Sign and Symptoms that Indicate Knee Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Locking of the joint
- Difficulty bending
- Issues with instability
- Inability to bear weight
- Popping or clicking
Since not every injury will present in the same way, it is important to make sure that you speak with a doctor if you have recently been involved in a vehicle accident, sports accident, or another type of accident that impacted your knee joint. When you schedule a consultation with Wellspring Regenerative, we will take the time to evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment moving forward. Contact us at one of our three locations in Orange City, Daytona Beach, or Altamonte Springs to schedule a consultation at the office that is most convenient for you.
How Stem Cell Therapy Helps Injured Knees
The cartilage in your knees is intended to provide cushioning for the surfaces of the joints and bones as you move around. Without this necessary protection, the friction of regular movement can cause excruciating pain. Even if you are not an athlete, you will quickly find regular movements painful if the cartilage in your knee joint has worn down. One of the major causes of the breakdown of cartilage is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative bone disease. If your doctor has determined that stem cell therapy can work for you, then you probably would like to know exactly how it will help. Stem cell injections are believed to help the knee by developing into cartilage cells, stopping inflammation that can worsen with arthritis, and releasing proteins that can slow the degeneration of cartilage.
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Stem cells have the ability to develop into multiple tissues, including bone, cartilage, fat, and muscle. They can help reduce inflammation in various parts of the body, self replicate, and fight cell death. Their job is not only to heal and maintain healthy tissues, but also to replenish damaged and dying cells in the body. Sometimes, they can’t work the way they should if an area has a limited blood supply, such as the knee joint. While stem cell therapy is still being studied, many people have been able to avoid knee surgery by opting for stem cell injections. If you’re ready to learn more about this nonsurgical option, then please contact Wellspring Regenerative today.
What Knee Conditions Can Be Treated?
There are a number of knee conditions that can be safely treated or even avoided with stem cell therapy, including:
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Infectious arthritis
Arthritis is not a single disease, but is a term used to include joint pain and joint disease. It is a painful condition of the joints that involves stiffness and inflammation, which can worsen with age.
A degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It is common among adults who are middle aged or older. It is especially common in the hip, knees, and thumb joints. It is the wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones — specifically joints.
Individuals who deal with the skin condition psoriasis are likely to deal with psoriatic arthritis. Some of the common symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, and swelling can flare and subside. A common symptom that many people report is marked stiffness in the morning.
This disorder causes inflammation in the joints, especially the hands and feet. The body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, including joints, and in severe cases, internal organs. The inflammation can cause bone erosion and joint deformity.
As the name implies, this is an infection of the joint and may also be referred to as septic arthritis. It occurs when an infection spreads to the joint or the fluid surrounding the joint. The infection can enter the body as a result of surgery, an open wound, or an injection.
At Wellspring Regenerative, we pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service to all of our clients so that they can maintain a healthy lifestyle, minimize the health impacts that can occur in the aging process, and avoid surgery. If you are interested in learning more about stem cell therapy and how it can help you, then please contact us today to schedule a consultation at the location that is most convenient for you. We have three offices in Orange City, Daytona Beach, and Altamonte Springs.
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What To Expect
One of the great things that you can look forward to is a noninvasive and almost pain-free procedure. In fact, many people report feeling little to no pain at all during their appointment. Additionally, the side effects are minimal, with the most common including mild pain at the site of the injection, minor swelling, and some joint stiffness. As the stem cells help your body to begin its natural repair process, you should notice a decrease in the symptoms that you’ve been experiencing over the past months. In fact, with regular activity and a healthy diet, you may be able to completely avoid the need for any type of surgery, which is certainly something to be excited about!
As a branch of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy can help your body restore the natural function of the cells in your knee joint. The stem cells used in the injections are not specific to any one part of the body, which means that they have the potential to develop into any type of cell to heal your knee. Depending on the form of treatment that is chosen, your doctor may use your own stem cells or donor stem cells. Make sure to discuss your medical history with your doctor so that the best option can be chosen for your healing.
If you’re ready to find relief from the pain, inflammation, or stiffness that you’ve been dealing with in your knee, then please contact Wellspring Regenerative today. Schedule your consultation at one of our three convenient locations in Orange City, Daytona Beach, or Altamonte Springs. We look forward to helping you live your best life.