- Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that causes the breakdown of cartilage in the knee joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune disorder that can cause inflammation and damage to the knee joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.
- Tendinitis: This is inflammation of the tendons in the knee, often caused by overuse or repetitive motion.
- Bursitis: This is inflammation of the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the knee joint.
- Meniscus tears: The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee that can tear due to sudden twisting or overuse.
- Ligament injuries: The knee has four main ligaments that can be injured, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL).
- Patellar tendinitis: This is inflammation of the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone, often caused by overuse or repetitive motion.
- Knee fractures: Fractures of the knee can cause significant pain and swelling.
- Gout: Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joint, which can cause severe pain and swelling.
The specific cause of knee pain will depend on the individual and their medical history, and it is important to seek a medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause.
How can regenerative medicine treatments help with knee pain?
Regenerative medicine treatments can potentially help with knee pain by promoting the body’s natural healing processes and repairing damaged tissue. Some of the most common regenerative medicine treatments for knee pain include:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: This involves using the patient’s own blood, which is processed to concentrate platelets and growth factors, and then injected into the knee joint. The platelets and growth factors stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and can help reduce inflammation and pain.
- Stem cell therapy: Stem cells are cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body. In stem cell therapy for knee pain, stem cells are typically harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow and then injected into the knee joint. The stem cells can help regenerate damaged tissue and reduce inflammation.
It’s important to note that while these regenerative medicine treatments may be effective for some patients, they may not be appropriate for everyone. It’s important to discuss the risks and benefits of these treatments with a qualified healthcare professional.
How does stem cell treatment help
- Promoting tissue regeneration: Stem cells have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, including spine discs, muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By injecting stem cells into the damaged area, they can help promote tissue regeneration and repair damaged tissues.
- Reducing inflammation: Chronic inflammation in the area contributes to pain and may require surgical intervention. Stem cells have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
- Stimulating natural healing: Stem cells can stimulate the body’s natural healing process by releasing growth factors and other proteins that help repair damaged tissues.
- Minimally invasive procedure: Stem cell treatments are typically performed on an outpatient basis and involve a minimally invasive injection procedure. This means less downtime and a quicker recovery period compared to traditional back surgery.
- Customizable treatment: Stem cell treatments can be customized to each patient’s individual needs and can target specific areas, making them a more precise and targeted treatment option.
It is important to note that not all cases of tendon, ligament, cartilage pain and lesions can be treated with stem cell treatments and that each case is unique. It is important to consult with us to determine if stem cell treatment is a viable option for your specific case.
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How does it work?
Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, such as muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By harvesting these cells from the patient’s own bone marrow, they can be injected into the damaged area to promote healing and tissue regeneration.
During the painless procedure, a small amount of bone marrow is typically taken from the patient’s hip bone using a needle. The bone marrow is then processed to isolate the stem cells, which are then injected into the affected area using imaging guidance to ensure accurate placement.
While it may not provide immediate pain relief, it provides long-term benefits and improves overall function and quality of life. If you are considering this treatment option, it is important to book your FREE consultation with us to determine if it is right for you.
What to expect?
Stem cell treatment using bone marrow is a minimally invasive procedure that is typically performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure itself can take up to an hour and the patients can go home after the procedure.
After the procedure, patients may experience some soreness or discomfort at the site of the bone marrow extraction, but this typically subsides within a few days. Pain relief may not be immediate, as it can take several weeks for the stem cells to start promoting healing and tissue regeneration.
It is important to follow any post-procedure instructions provided by your healthcare provider, including any physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises, to help optimize the healing process.
What do I need to have prior to receiving stem cells treatment?
- Book Free consultation with us.
- Bring your MRI results. If you don’t have an MRI test done recently, don’t worry. Miami Stem Cell has partnered with imaging clinics to provide MRIs to our patients for as little as $200 per test. Ask us about our partnerships.
- Do a tumor marker test. This is a simple blood test that you will need to do prior to the procedure.
- Bring someone to drive you back home.