Did you know that regenerative medicine offers natural pain relief benefits to ease your knee pain? Regenerative cell therapy has been shown to provide significant improvements to knee pain sufferers by providing accelerated healing of tissue damage due to degeneration and injury. Serving Weston Florida and surrounding areas, we offer treatments with healing properties that address the route cause of your pain.
Regenerative Medicine for Knee Pain
Traditional treatments for knee pain range from over-the-counter pain medication, steroids and prescription medication. While these may temporarily relieve your symptoms, they do have dangerous long term side effects. Some people elect to undergo knee replacement surgery or joint replacement to treat knee pain due to degeneration, which is the wearing away of joints, cartilage, and tendons in your knees. Surgery has its own set of complications.
You are born with a certain amount of stem cells, which help your body to function throughout your lifetime. Stem cells can differentiate into many different cell types, promote self-renewal, and divide an indefinite number of times. Stems cells in tissue operate as a repair mechanism; going into the tissue to renew and repair damaged cells without the limitations of other types of cells.
Stem cells can be taken from your body, concentrated and reinjected into painful knee joints in a process called stem cell therapy. Adult stem cells are taken from our body, and while beneficial, are not without risks and drawbacks. You are constantly depleting your store of stem cells and depending on your age and the state of your health; these cells may not be as effective.
A substance called Wharton’s jelly found in birth tissue like the umbilical cord provides a valuable source of stem cells. Called mesenchymal stem cells, these cells are healthy and potent to ensure effective treatment.
PRP is a non-invasive low-pain, low-risk procedure that uses properties taken from your blood to stimulate growth in injured tissues. PRP injections may be a viable treatment for managing pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
Platelets found in your blood contain properties that promote soft tissue healing and repair. When platelets are concentrated and remixed with plasma, the liquid part of your blood, platelet-rich plasma is formed. When this high concentration of platelets is injected into your knees, platelets, rich in growth factors speed up the healing and rebuilding of damaged tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.
PRP therapy is done in-office and takes a relatively short amount of time. A small amount of blood is drawn and placed in a special medical device to separate and concentrate the platelets.
Our treatments are suitable for the following knee problems:
- Torn meniscus
- Runners’ knee
- Water on the knee
- Knee tendonitis
- Back of knee pain
- Knee pain when bending
At our Weston Center medical clinic, our priority is providing you with high-quality care for all-natural pain relief of your knee symptoms. Call us to set up a complimentary consultation.