An increasing number of people are plagued by severe joint pain. Joint pain can affect your functionality and can range from mild to debilitating. The discomfort may go away after a short time (acute) or may linger for weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling can impact your quality of life. Stem cell therapy provides relief from chronic joint pain.
Your joints are the connections between your bones. They give you support and help you move. Unfortunately, the joints are also susceptible to disease and injury. When this occurs, it can cause significant pain and interfere with your mobility.
Signs and Symptoms
Joint pain may occur after injury to the tendons, ligaments, or bursae surrounding the joint. Signs and symptoms often associated with joint pain may include:
- Joint redness, swelling, or tenderness
- Limping or problems walking
- Locking of the joint
- Loss of mobility or range of motion in the joint
Causes of Chronic Joint Pain
Various conditions, diseases, and injuries can lead to painful joints. According to the CDC, arthritis is a leading cause of severe joint pain with as many as 15 million arthritis patients reporting pain symptoms. However, joint pain is found in patients without arthritis too.
Common causes of joint pain include:
- Joint inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Strains, sprains, and injuries
Treat Pain with Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are essentially raw materials or building blocks for the body. Stem cells generate or differentiate into cells with specialized functions such as blood, brain, heart muscle, bone cells, and more. Stem cells are the only cells in the body with the natural ability to generate new cells. That is what makes them beneficial in regenerative medicine.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
For regenerative medicine, stem cells are guided into becoming specific cells to repair or regenerate diseased or damaged tissues. Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses mesenchymal cells to address injuries, pain, and damaged tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells are found in the bone marrow and adipose tissue and are involved in making and repairing skeletal tissue such as cartilage and bone.
With stem cell therapy, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s bone marrow or adipose tissue and redirected to where you need it most. This gives your body an added boost to start healing and repairing the damaged tissues. This then starts to ease your pain.
This non-surgical, non-opioid treatment has minimal to no risks of complications or adverse effects because it uses undifferentiated or “baby cells” from the patient’s own body. Stem cell therapy is performed in our Charlotte office as an outpatient procedure. The stem cell injections help to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, repair and regenerate damaged tissues, and work with the body’s natural healing processes to produce long-lasting results.
Treat Chronic Pain with Stem Cell Carolina
Experience stem cell therapy in Charlotte and get relief from your chronic joint pain! Dr. Usman Ahmad offers advanced regenerative medicine to help patients regain their mobility and improve their quality of life as quickly as possible.