Stem Cell Treatment Can be Used for Arthritis
Arthritis is a common condition, affecting many patients’ daily lives. Traditional treatments pose the threat of complications or infection. Stem cells can provide patients an all-natural alternative. Dr. Burke Orthopedics offers stem cell treatment for arthritis, potentially helping patients in the following ways:
- Develop into Needed Tissues
Arthritis is caused by cartilage degeneration. Cartilage cushions the bones, preventing them from rubbing together. Painful arthritis symptoms develop as the cartilage wears away. Stem cell therapy places healthy stem cells into the body, allowing the cells to transform into various tissues. The type of tissue they transform into depends on what your body needs most, including cartilage.
- Reduce Stiffness & Pain
The lack of cartilage cushioning the bones results in stiffness. This makes daily movement difficult for patients, exacerbating symptoms. Joint pain increases without frequent movement. Replenishing cartilage with stem cell therapy allows for an increased range of motion, reducing pain as patients increase activity.
- Release Cytokines
Cytokines are a type of protein found within the body. Researchers believe they affect cell-to-cell communication. Anti-inflammatory cytokines are responsible for reducing inflammation in the body, relieving pressure on the joints causing pain. Stem cell therapy can promote releasing anti-inflammatory cytokines in the body, reducing pain for those affected by arthritis.
Stem cell therapy can provide an alternative treatment for arthritis patients. The quick results and lack of downtime have contributed to its popularity in orthopedics. Don’t be held back by arthritis. Call Dr. Burke Orthopedics at 713-436-3488 or visit https://drburkeortho.com/contact-us/ to schedule a consultation.