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Joint inflammation is a fairly common body defense mechanism. When this has developed for a prolonged period, ranging from several months to a year, it is considered a chronic condition.
Chronic joint inflammation is most commonly associated with arthritis, which affects approximately 350 million individuals around the world or at least 20 percent of the population in the United States, per the National Center for Biotechnology Information. However, chronic conditions describing painful joints may also occur in patients suffering from gout, bursitis, sprains or strains, and other injuries to the joints.
Joint inflammation may range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain that can disrupt a person’s daily activities. Regardless of the cause or severity, a person suffering from chronic joint inflammation can take pain relief, try alternative treatments, undergo physical therapy, or consider regenerative medicinal treatments like stem cell therapy in Bradenton.
The human body consists of over 200 different cells, each with its specific characteristics and functions. Stem cells, however, have no specific function but it has a unique capacity to develop as one of these different cells.
This treatment makes use of stem cells to replace or repair diseased or damaged cells, which may be causing problems in the body. Sourced from specific sites within the patient’s body, such as bone marrow, the stem cells are then manipulated in the laboratory before they are injected back into patient’s blood.
Experts say that stem cells have a tremendous capacity to form into different types of cells and tissues. Thus, it can help regenerate cartilage, muscle and nerve cells, as well as heal the inflamed joint tissues.
When injected into the problem joint, the stem cells then work to duplicate and develop into cells specific to that area of the body. As they are dividing and duplicating, they are also minimizing the inflammation, pain, and swelling of the joints.
A study among patients suffering from arthritis in the knee saw significant improvements in knee pain and cartilage quality following just one stem cell injection with very minimal adverse effects. Together with rehabilitation and physical therapy, stem cell injections can further improve the physical function of the affected joint.
Stem cell therapy, therefore, may not only decrease the inflammation or relieve the pain. It can also prevent or delay any potential joint replacement surgery as it slowly repairs the damaged area.
Stem cell therapy for chronic joint inflammation is not an invasive procedure and it is relatively safe. There is also no need for extensive preparation or hospitalization. The whole process can take just one clinic visit with a pre-consultation and post-consultation with the doctor but the injection itself might take two to three hours.
A few crucial risks in stem cell therapy involve the harvesting of the cells and a potential bad reaction, especially with specimens grown in laboratories. If you’re considering stem cell therapy, make sure to discuss these concerns with your doctor.
Dr. Susanti Chowdhury is experienced in providing various regenerative medicine treatments, including stem cell therapy. Stem cell treatments are particularly effective when used to replace, or repair tissue damaged by disease, or injury.
If you would like more information about stem cell treatments in Clearwater and Bradenton or Dr. Chowdhury, please Contact Us.
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