Joints, the pivotal points of movement in our bodies, vary in their range of motion, with some allowing extensive mobility like the shoulder joint, while others offer limited movement, such as those in the spine. The risk of injury generally corresponds to the degree of movement a joint allows. Surrounding muscles play a crucial role in facilitating movement by contracting and relaxing.
The Impact of Joint Imbalances:
Non-contact injuries are frequently observed around joints. Imbalances in the muscles surrounding joints can cause joint misalignment. For instance, if a muscle on one side of the joint becomes short and overactive, its counterpart on the opposite side will become long and underactive. This imbalance restricts joint movement and can lead to compensation, eventually resulting in the breakdown of the entire movement chain and potential injury.
The Role of Stem Cell Treatment:
Fortunately, stem cell therapy offers a promising solution for joint and soft tissue injuries. Joint injections using stem cells have shown significant improvements in function and pain reduction for patients with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) and acute injuries. In some cases, stem cell therapy can even serve as a viable alternative to joint replacement surgery, enhancing post-surgical recovery times.
Appropriate Candidates and Benefits:
Individuals experiencing severe knee, hip, and shoulder pain commonly qualify as candidates for stem cell therapy. Many patients have reported notable enhancements in function and a significant reduction in pain as a result of these injections. Stem cell therapy involves injecting the patient's own stem cells directly into the injured area, stimulating the body's natural repair and regeneration processes in joints and soft tissue structures.
Suitable candidates for joint injections include those suffering from painful cartilage injuries due to overuse, underuse, trauma, or debilitating conditions such as degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis.
Many insurance plans do cover joint injections.Please check with your specific insurance company to confirm coverage.