Overview of osteoarthritis treatment
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease where the cartilage that covers the end of bones in a joint wears off, leading to pain and swelling when moving; in worse cases, the bones break down developing a growth and the broken bits of bone float around the joint.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that affects the joints. It can affect any joint mostly in knees, lower back, hips, fingers, neck and it affects over 27 million people in the US alone.
What causes osteoarthritis?
In a normal joint, there is a tissue that allows frictionless joint movement. In osteoarthritis, the smooth surface of cartilage becomes rough and it eventually wears down; it might even lead to bone to bone friction which will lead to wearing of the bones. The cartilage can become rough due to old age, overusing joints, genes, bone deformities, and joint injuries.
Risk factors for osteoarthritis
Some of the factors that may increase your risk of osteoarthritis include:
The older the person, the higher the risk of osteoarthritis.
For reasons still unknown, women are more susceptible to osteoarthritis than men.
Being overweight increases your risk of osteoarthritis in various ways; your weight may cause too much stress on weight-bearing joints and also the fat tissue may release proteins that may lead to inflammation in and around the joints.
If you keep getting joint injuries or have ever had a joint injury that healed, you at a greater risk of osteoarthritis.
5. Work, Sport
If you have a job that includes tasks that place a lot of continuous stress on joints or if you also do a lot of exercises that put a lot of strain on your joints, you are at a higher risk.
If you have a close family member who has osteoarthritis, you may be at higher risk of osteoarthritis.
People born with any kind of bone deformity are at higher risk of osteoarthritis.
8. Other types of joint diseases
People with other joint diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and gout are at greater risk of osteoarthritis.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis
Symptoms vary from person to person. A typical symptom is a reaction to external natural elements like the weather, some people will experience different pain intensity based on the weather. Some of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
1. Stiff joints
When you are at rest or still, your joints will feel stiff and then it wears off once you start to move.
You feel pain when you are moving the joints or at the end of the day; the pain becomes more severe as the osteoarthritis worsens.
3. Grating sensation
Due to bone friction, your bones may produce a creaking sound when you move or use the affected joint.
4. Problem using a joint
You may experience trouble when using your joint; it might not move freely or it may be less stable.
5. Bone lumps
When bones break down, the bits float around the joint forming lumps.
How is osteoarthritis diagnosed?
Once you have experienced some of the symptoms described above, you may want to check with your doctor for osteoarthritis. During the check-up, the doctor tests your blood to rule out other types of arthritis. Then, you take an x-ray scan which may show the bone spurs or even show if you have any calcium deposits around your joints.
Osteoarthritis stem cell treatment
Stem cells have the ability to grow into various tissues, cells or even cartilages, and can help manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Stem cells are administered into the body using injections; once the stem cells are in the joint their objective is to fight off inflammation, to reduce pain, and to increase lubrication of joints by increasing production of synovial fluid.
Patients experience improvements typically soon after the stem cell injections are applied to the affected area.
Results for knee osteoarthritis include:
Patients feel the relief.
Pain and stiffness are gone.
There is no restriction in movement.
OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE STEM CELL TREATMENT PROGRAM OPTIONS (7-14 days)
Option 1) 200,000,000 purified Mesenchymal stem cells
Option 2) 100,000,000 purified Mesenchymal stem cells
- + Interarticular MSC injections / IV infusions MSC
- + Bioquark peptide
- + Cartilage cell growth factors
- + Shockwave therapy
- + Interarticular Laser therapy
- + Stem Cell stimulation Laser therapy
- + Oxygen therapy
- + Enzyme + Nutriton course