Need a New Knee? Maybe Not

An article published in Forbes magazine revealed that Los Angeles Rams star running back Todd Gurley recently chose to treat nagging knee pain using stem cell therapy. The football star’s chronic knee pain kept him out of regular-season games this past season, but he hopes that the stem cell procedure can bring him relief and get him back on the field for next season. Are you living with nagging knee pain? Don’t stay on the sidelines; try stem cell therapy instead!

What Causes Knee Pain?

The cause of your knee pain may be a bit different from Todd Gurley – you’re not taking hits on the football field day in and day out. Your knee pain is probably caused by regular wear and tear put on over years of use, or it is caused by aging, osteoarthritis or injury from an accident, fall or car crash. Any of these conditions can leave your knee hurting, swollen, stiff or unable to move easily.

How Is Knee Pain Treated?

The most common treatment for knee pain includes a combination of rest, ice, compression and elevation (known as the R.I.C.E. method). If knee pain doesn’t subside with these self-care tips or pain gets worse over time, you could be looking at treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications and pain relievers. If it continues, treatments could advance to steroid shots, and if you still don’t see relief, the next step is likely going to be joint-replacement surgery. Joint-replacement therapy can help – but it has its drawbacks, too.

Risks of infection and other complications in combination with the fact that artificial joints last only 10 to 15 years and you will need physical therapy after surgery can make some individuals nervous. If you’re one of those individuals or you just want to avoid the pain and potential problems that surgery can bring, you may want to consider stem cell therapy instead.

The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

If you’re living with nagging knee pain, and conventional treatments aren’t giving you the relief you want, stem cell therapy is a viable alternative. Stem cell therapy provides long-term relief, often up to several years, helping patients get back their quality of life. (Read our blogs on stem cells What are Stem Cells? and Understanding Adipose-Derived Stem Cells

Some stem cell patients report benefits to their knee pain including:

  • Pain relief
  • Less inflammation
  • Reduced swelling
  • Increased mobility
  • Greater range of motion

Learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy by calling Innovations Stem Cell today at 214-643-8665.