Conditions We Treat
With Regenerative Medicine
Knee or Joint Pain
Swelling, stiffness, muscle weaknesses, buckling of the knee and the inability to extend your leg completely are common symptoms of knee pain. Although these are pretty universal symptoms of knee pain, the source of the pain will vary from patient to patient. Knee pain can be caused by various injuries, such as tearing the ACL or meniscus, fracturing or dislocating the knee, or even the repetitive nature and impact of running on concrete. This continuous pressure affects the joint surface, causing small micro-injuries that start forming bone spurs that cause the cartilage or meniscus to gradually deteriorate over time and evolve into arthritic pain of the knee.
Experiencing repetitive pain and discomfort during daily activities is a critical indication that the joints in the knee have become arthritic, and it is time to seek treatment. Stem cell injections followed by hyaluronic acid injections have shown remarkable healing in arthritic knee joints.
Although the onset of shoulder pain is gradual, the underlying cause of the pain typically occurs overtime. Think of a carpenter who works with their arms over their head day after day. The repetitive strain on their shoulder muscles will cause soft tissue ligaments and tendons to wear down over time. All it takes is just one maneuver that “breaks the camel’s back,” so to speak.
Shoulder arthritis is more severe than other arthritic joints. The shoulder is very crucial to the functioning of the upper arm. The majority of movements performed by the arm originate from the shoulder, and the more severe the arthritis, the less the individual is able to do with the entire upper limb.
Osteoarthritis is the major cause of shoulder arthritis. Other causes may include trauma, rotator cuff tears, as well as inadequate blood supply. There is not a specific movement that causes arthritis. It is the prolonged nature of repetitive strain of the shoulder muscle resulting in increased pain and inflammation of the shoulder joints. Stem Cells Therapy has shown incredible results in reducing pain and regenerating tissue in damaged joints, ligaments and tendons in many patients.
When we perform repetitive actions each day, it is common for the joints to experience inflammation and deterioration. Many of our back pain patients who spend 40 hours a week sitting at their desks will gradually start slouching in their chairs. Over time, the strength of their postural and core muscles begins to diminish, causing severe back pain.
Typically, our back pain patients will experience an increased intensity of pain or discomfort while performing routine daily activities such as walking. Some of the early signs of low back degeneration is tightness. That gradually increases and turns into occasional pain which then elevates to more severe and chronic pain. There are no replacement parts for the back. Early intervention is very important when treating back pain. What was once a level one or two on the pain scale is now a three or a four after only a few minutes of walking.
This is a critical indicator that it is time to take action and regenerate the damaged joints with Stem Cell Therapy treatment.
Often when patients start experiencing chronic pain symptoms, the underlying cause has been present for a long time. These chronic pain symptoms occur gradually, resulting in decreased movement. Reducing activity may provide immediate pain relief, but it ultimately causes the joints to break down further. Less motion in the joints results in less cushioning and lubrication that the cartilage needs, causing friction. When pain limits your normal movement and increases over time, this is a sign that it may be time to seek regenerative medical treatment.
Hip pain comes on gradually, often presenting as a momentary irritation on one side of the groin. When hip pain is left untreated, it will eventually turn into chronic pain, causing your body to unconsciously adapt in ways such as walking with a limp or a change in gait.
There are several ways in which arthritis affects the hip joint. One of the many ways arthritis affects the hip joint is when the hip joint is affected directly by the arthritis, and it involves all the normal phenomena associated with arthritis. These include inflammation of the joint tissue, wear of the joint ligament, and others. Another common arthritic change of hip arthritis, known as the indirect means, which is caused by other arthritic joints, such as knee osteoarthritis which directly affects the body’s weight distribution and change of gait. The hip joint plays a crucial role in the body’s kinesiology (the way the parts of the body move). The more “excess” load it bears, the worse off it’ll be.
Many of our patients say that they felt minor pain in their hip many years ago and never felt it again. Decades have gone by, and suddenly the pain drastically escalated from 0 to 100 after laying dormant in their bodies for years. Their body will unconsciously begin to avoid activities that cause pain, such as standing, bending to put their shoes on, or crossing their legs. Eventually, they will stop the activity that causes pain; however, the lack of movement causes joint breakdown to increase, and the pain remains. This is a significant indicator of a breakdown occurring in the hip joints, and it is time to seek regenerative treatment.
More often than not, neck pain is caused by years of persistent tension and straining the neck muscles and ligaments. Symptoms such as consistent muscle tightness accompanied by an increased ache or soreness in the neck may signify an arthritic change occurring in the neck joints.
It’s common for neck pain patients to experience an increase in pain and discomfort while keeping their neck in one position for a prolonged period of time. Many experience tension and strain on their neck while driving for long hours, which is often a sign that it is time to take action and seek regenerative treatment such as Stem Cell Therapy to regenerate the damaged neck joints.
Arthritis is a natural part of the aging process that causes joint inflammation and affects 1 out of 4 US adults. Symptoms of arthritis are short-term episodes of joint pain usually caused by an injury or the repetition of daily activities such as walking, bending, and standing. Over time, the joints’ cushion, meniscus, and cartilage gradually deteriorate and eventually dissolve, causing arthritic pain. Cartilage provides nutrients to the joint and synovial fluid, acting like a lubricant and a buffer. When the body reduces its production of fluids in the joints, it results in painful bone-on-bone friction.
Early intervention for arthritic joint pain management includes massage therapy, psychical therapy, range of motion exercises, chiropractic treatment, cortisone injections, and pharmaceutical drugs such as anti Inflammation medication or muscle relaxers. Although these therapies effectively reduce pain and inflammation, relief may only be temporary, leaving patients with damaged joints.
When the joints deteriorate, we need to heal them with regenerative medicine instead of only blocking the pain. At Greenwood Regenerative Medicine, we take an approach that is both proactive and preventative in healing arthritic patients with regenerative therapies like Stem Cell Therapy and Hyaluronic Acid Treatment.
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