At times, it may seem as though your body is falling apart. As you get older, orthopedic conditions and problems become more prevalent. You may have issues related to arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, or injury. These orthopedic conditions can now be treated with revolutionary treatment options such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Here are three common orthopedic conditions that can be healed by these means.
There are many different types of arthritis, but the two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. With arthritis, the joints begin to deteriorate, with cartilage and connective tissues deteriorating sometimes at a rapid pace. There are many treatments available for arthritis, but patients are getting a lot of relief from stem cells and PRP. The PRP directs the stem cells, which help to stop the degeneration of the joint. Some patients have even had regeneration of the cartilage, improving their condition.
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Bursitis can occur in any joint, and it is one of the most common causes of hip pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain. Joints in the body have bursas, which are like little cushions for the joint. When these become inflamed or damaged, it could cause a significant amount of pain. Bursitis can be successfully treated with stem cells, PRP, and physical therapy. Tendonitis occurs when the tendons or connective tissues of the joint become inflamed or damaged. Often with these three treatments surgery is not required for either condition.
Torn Rotator Cuff
The most common shoulder injury or condition is a torn rotator cuff. Previously, only surgery and physical therapy could heal a torn rotator cuff. However, with stem cell and PRP therapies, many patients are now avoiding surgery.
If you have one of these or another orthopedic condition, there may be additional treatments available to help you avoid surgery and a lengthy recovery. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your first appointment.