As we age, our joints tend to become stiffer and less mobile than they used to be. As our joints begin to break down, our health and livelihood are compromised. Our joints need to be exercised and taken care of in order to function properly. Without adequate blood volume, so that nutrients can move through your blood and into your joints, they cannot do so.
If you suffer from chronic joint pain, you may think that joint replacement is the only option to gain some relief. Specialists such as orthopedic surgeons are always exploring other, less invasive, options before turning to surgical intervention. In some cases, surgery can be inevitable, but other treatments such as physical therapy, injections, and regenerative medicine can help patients avoid surgery altogether.
In other words, for those who experience joint pain, this doesn’t automatically mean that you should have a joint replacement. Joint replacement surgery is generally performed for late stages of degenerative arthritis, called osteoarthritis, and after other less-invasive options such as physical therapy and regenerative medicine have failed.
Preserving your joints is the goal. This is where regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy, can help. Whether the damaged area is the result of a traumatic sports injury or the product of daily wear and tear (osteoarthritis), stem cell therapy for joints and soft tissue injuries may offer a powerful solution to resolving the ongoing discomfort.
At Movement Orthopedics, we collect stem cells from your body’s own bone marrow, which are then concentrated and injected into your injured, damaged, or diseased areas, in this case, your joints. Bone marrow and fat can contain progenitor cells that are capable of forming new tissue, such as bone or cartilage. These stem cells specialize and regenerate new healthy tissue, allowing your body’s natural healing abilities to repair the areas in your joints that are injured or damaged.
Because of their ability to self-renew, utilizing these specialized cells allows for faster recovery. As stem cell procedures in orthopedics are still at an experimental stage, Dr. Carroll has performed stem cell therapy with great success. We have helped many patients return to their regular lives, pain-free, after suffering from joint pain and other degenerating conditions. Call (586) 436-3785 or request an appointment online.