Instead of Knee Replacement Surgery, Consider Stem Cell Therapy
Often, adults with knee pain and joint problems are advised to seek out knee replacement surgery. This is one of the ways to deal with a problem that can cause tremendous pain, inflammation, and loss of mobility.
It’s important to know, however, that knee replacement comes with its own set of problems. For one, you experience loss of mobility, particularly if you have an active lifestyle. Running, strenuous sports, and similar activities may be off the table entirely.
Another problem with traditional treatments for damaged joints is that they are very slow to offer results. If you dislike downtime, this can be incredibly frustrating. With surgery, the recovery time can be a few months, depending on the extent of damage. This doesn’t even include the time that you’re hospitalized in preparation for surgery.
After surgery, patients need to undergo programs to enhance mobility, and exercises and rehabilitation programs will be necessary to regain strength in the joints. Even with this, patients still need to wait a while before they are able to get around with some ease.
Happily, there is a better way: stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy relies on taking the body’s stem cells, growing them outside the body, and then placing them in the knee joints. There, the stem cells are able to help regrow damaged tissues.
If you are open to this exciting cutting-edge approach, you could find yourself benefiting in a variety of ways.
Proven to Be Quite Safe
One of the reasons people may choose stem cell therapy over other types of joint pain treatment is the safety aspect. Patients will not have to worry about the risks traditionally associated with surgery. Conventional surgery offers some degree of risk, such as blood clot or infection, and for people who are not in the best state of health, this type of surgery might be altogether impossible owing to risk of stroke or nerve damage.
An Incredibly Convenient Treatment
One of the reasons patients love stem cell therapy is that is it easily performed. Usually, you can check in on an outpatient basis for the procedure. One of the marvelous things about stem cell therapy is that the person undergoing this procedure may be able to find mobility returning to their joints in a matter of a few hours. Those looking for fast results and less downtime may easily choose stem cell therapy over other options.
Quick Improvement Without a Great Deal of Downtime
Loss of mobility can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Activities that were once easy now take more time and effort. Even with knee replacement, things may not change, and it may take a while before there is some improvement on the mobility front.
This is why many patients today prefer to try stem cell therapy. It enables you to take charge of your life, as you can resume activities soon after the procedure without a required period of prolonged hospitalization.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in a state-of-the-art solution for knee issues, learn more about stem cell therapy during a consultation at our office. Dr. Kevin Light is an expert in bioidentical hormone therapy, nutrition, and fitness. Dr. Light will be happy to explain this amazing procedure in greater detail. Contact us to arrange your consultation.