Joint and Knee Pain Treatment in Albuquerque
Joint and knee pain can seriously impact your quality of life. Walking, climbing stairs, and even the simple act of sitting can be excruciating. There are many treatment options available for joint and knee pain, but how do you figure out which one is right for you? Some patients have tried many treatments already, even surgery, only to find themselves facing the same level of pain. It’s important, though, to keep trying to find a solution, especially if you’ve tried other treatments that haven’t worked.
The shoulder is an incredibly flexible and complex ball-and-socket joint. The shoulder in, indeed, flexible, but it’s also intricate and thus, susceptible to injury. The shoulder is a highly rotational joint because the socket is fairly shallow. Moving the shoulder to raise or rotate your arms employs a cluster of four tendons (known as the rotator cuff), which clutch the ball of the shoulder tightly. The most common shoulder injury is the rotator cuff tear. Many patients who’ve sustained this injury decide to undergo surgery, which is complicated, invasive, and requires a long period of rehab.
Some patients have found relief by turning to stem cell therapy. This treatment has shown encouraging results for patients who have even severely damaged retracted rotator cuffs. For many patients, stem cell therapy is less expensive, less invasive, and has put them on the road to full recovery.
Stem Cell Therapy and Shoulder Injuries
Using your body’s own stem cells to ease shoulder pain and treat a rotator cuff tear can be an excellent alternative to surgery. In most cases, stem cell treatment requires injections of a combination of platelets growth factors and stem cells. These injections are used to help regenerate the joint and soft tissue areas.
Is It Possible to Treat Severe Shoulder Arthritis Without Joint Replacement Surgery?
Using a precise medical imaging system, we inject amniotic stem cells and growth factors directly into the injured part of the body. This way we are able to direct adequate natural healing force of the body directly towards the degeneration. By activating your body’s own healing mechanism and eradicating the need for a painful surgery, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain gives hope to patients who are seeking reliable treatment alternatives for conditions like partial rotator cuff tears.
Shoulder pain is quite common, but the surgery carries serious risks. The cost of the surgery is also comparatively higher. Many a times, surgeries fail to restore the mobility and functionality fully.
Amputating shoulder joints and replacing it with artificial shoulder joints (made of metal, plastic, or ceramic) is a complex surgery process with serious side effects that exceeds side effects in any other treatment procedure. Moreover, shoulder replacement surgery is not known for their 100% success rate, which is why many patients hesitate to try this alternative.
Stem cell therapy can show encouraging results even with severely damaged retracted rotator cuff tears as well. Using your body’s self-healing methods to ease your shoulder pain and treat a rotator cuff tear is an excellent alternative to any surgery.
Joint Pain in the Knees and Hips
Many patients who have arthritis in their knees and hip joints are offered joint replacement as the sole option for treatment. However, many patients are not aware of many of the alternative treatments, some of which have the same success rates as actually replacing the joint. Regenerative medicine is one of these alternatives.
In an outpatient setting, regenerative medicine patients receive a series of injections, far less invasive than visiting an orthopedic surgeon to replace the joint with artificial material. Patients who have sustained arthritis, traumatic injuries, sprains, tendon damage, and other joint-related injuries may all be candidates for stem cell treatments.
What is the Best Alternative to Knee Surgery?
Surgical options for those suffering from painful knee injuries range from smaller surgeries to complete knee replacement. Knee replacement surgery is traumatic and it has the risk of toxic, artificial particles entering the bloodstream. As with any surgery, there is no guarantee of a 100% success rate, and severe pain and discomfort as you recover comes with the package. Months of sometimes-painful rehab is required to regain the strength and mobility following surgery.
Knee replacement surgery does have serious risks and sometimes complications, but it is often considered the most acceptable treatment for those dealing with significant arthritis or injury in the knee joints. Many think that surgery should always be the final option, but it is often perceived to be the only treatment alternative to most patients.
Stem cell treatment for knees is an alternative for patients with even severe arthritis. It is possible to do the things you love without being burdened by pain. With little to no downtime after treatment, many stem cell patients are able to bounce back much more quickly.
What is Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine?
One alternative to traditional therapies like medications, topical creams, and even surgery is prolotherapy regenerative medicine, a minimally-invasive therapy that can be used for joint and knee pain that never healed. Your body has amazing healing abilities. Why not harness these using the power of the stem cells your body already possesses?
Can Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine Help Joint and Knee Pain?
Prolotherapy uses injections of your own body’s blood platelets to heal your knees and other joints. Joint damage is a result of damage to fibrous connective tissues, resulting in ligament or tendon weakness and relaxation (laxity). Prolotherapy works to repair the connective tissues, making your ligaments and tendons stronger and more relaxed, resulting in a major decrease in pain, or even the complete absence of it
How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine?
According to a national survey, about one-third of adults suffer from joint and knee pain. Pain may be accompanied by any of the following situations:
- A diagnosis of damaged or lost tissue, especially surrounding the joints.
- A clicking noise in the joint.
- Muscle spasms in addition to the actual pain.
- An inconclusive MRI or CT scan of the points.
- Pain that only improves with rest.
If you are suffering from pain or any of the accompanying conditions, you may be a good candidate for prolotherapy. Consulting with a physician is the best way to determine your individual situation. Together, you can figure out the best course of action to improve your quality of life. There’s no reason you should be in pain day in and day out.
What are the Causes of Joint and Knee Pain?
The many causes of joint and knee pain include the following:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumatic injuries, especially sports injuries
Joint pain can affect any part of the body, but it seems to be most common in the knees. Other frequently-painful joints include the shoulders, hips, ankles, feet, and hands.
Is Prolotherapy Painful?
Prolotherapy is an excellent alternative to traditional surgeries. The treatment requires simple injections, so there is little to no pain associated with the procedure. Like a flu shot or any other shot, prolotherapy requires a simple injection. The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and is performed in a medical office (this includes the time it takes for preparation, injection, and recovery). Prolotherapy is a pain solution that doesn’t involve surgery, anesthesia, or hospital stays. There’s no prolonged recovery time. You can expect to return to your job and normal activities right after treatment.
Where Do I Find a Prolotherapy Practitioner?
Southwest Regenerative Medicine offers prolotherapy regenerative medicine that can be performed at the patient’s convenience. We offer consultation for every prolotherapy candidate to see if you’re an appropriate candidate for this procedure. From there, you’ll meet with the doctor to go over any questions you have about the procedure. Prolotherapy typically requires a series of short visits to fully relieve your chronic joint and knee pain. If you’re interested in this break-through therapy, call us at 505-288-4411 today.