Does stem cell therapy for knees really work? The answer may surprise you!
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints for Americans and impacts people of all ages. Whether it’s swelling and stiffness, that unnerving crunching sound, or persistent weakness – unrelenting knee pain can be a major problem.
When looking at the underlying causes, knee pain stems from a number of potential factors:
Many patients often choose to manage their symptoms through physical therapy, medication, or lifestyle changes, such as exercise and weight loss. But if the symptoms are severe enough or simply aren’t improving, some patients may turn to more advanced options, like a total knee replacement surgery.
When the pain becomes unrelenting, surgery doesn’t have to be your only option. For those seeking a more natural and less invasive approach, stem cell therapy may be an effective alternative.
At its core, a stem cell is a basic level cell that hasn’t yet developed into, say, a nerve cell or skin cell, yet. They’re blank slates, and your body is continuously making more of them. Because they’re at this early stage, stem cells have the ability to continually renew themselves and develop into different types of cells and tissue . This versatility gives them amazing potential for therapeutic use.
From a therapeutic standpoint, stem cell therapy is considered a cutting-edge element within regenerative medicine. This is largely because stem cells are often used for tissue repair. When injected into a pain-causing site, the stem cells target tissue that’s too damaged to heal on its own and stimulates the body to start repairing itself .
So, how does stem cell therapy treatments work? Here at Manhattan Integrative Medicine, the treatment is simple and completed entirely in-office. Here’s how the process looks:
The whole process takes up to three hours, and you could start seeing benefits of the stem cell therapy in as little as two-to-four weeks (with full regeneration taking up to several months).
Unlike more invasive options, such as a total knee replacement surgery, recovery time from the stem cell injections is minimal. And for the majority of those who receive injections, no major side effects have been reported. Even still, we do recommend that you make arrangements for someone else to drive you home after the treatment.
When it comes to alleviating knee pain, the goal with stem cell therapy is to:
Stem cell therapy shows incredible promise as a safe, natural option that can bring much-needed relief to your aching knees.
If you’ve been suffering from knee pain for a while and are looking for a safe, non-surgical option to improve your quality of life, stem cell therapy may be a great fit.
Dr. Borenstein is New York’s top knee pain doctors and has two decades of experience treating knee pain with minimally invasive procedures. After treating thousands of patients, Dr. Borenstein understands how one size doesn’t fit all. Each patient is unique, and their knee pain treatment should be, too.
Determining the best treatment begins with first understanding what’s causing your knee problems. That’s why we always start the process with a consultation.
So, if you’re ready to finally answer the question, “How can I make my knee pain go away?,” give us a call at (212) 262-2412 or contact us here. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you determine if stem cell therapy is a fit for you and your knees. We look forward to helping bring you the relief you so deserve.