Did you know that most patients live for at least three decades after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis? The exceptional doctors at Stem Cells Specialist NY can help you stay active throughout the decades with stem cell and PRP therapies that reduce inflammation and actively promote healing within arthritic joints. If you’re ready for holistic, natural healing from a compassionate team of regenerative specialist, call the office in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City or schedule an appointment online.
What are the most common types of arthritis?
Arthritis includes many conditions that occur in various areas of your body, but they all share one thing in common: joint inflammation. The two most common types of arthritis are:
Osteoarthritis is often called wear-and-tear arthritis. The condition develops over years of repetitive movements that gradually damage the cartilage found at the end of the bones inside the joint. As the cartilage wears away, the bones rub together every time you move. This causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation. The bone irritation also leads to bone spurs, which only increase your pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that occurs when your immune system attacks the synovial tissues lining the joint. The lining becomes inflamed and swollen, which causes your pain and affects joint movement. Chronic inflammation eventually erodes the bones, causing a deformity.
Rheumatoid arthritis appears in the same joint on both sides of your body. It can also spread outside the joints to affect other parts of your body, including your eyes, nerves, and organs.
How is arthritis treated?
Gentle exercise is one of the most important parts of arthritis treatment, but it’s hard to keep moving when you’re in pain and you struggle to move the joint. The team at Stem Cells Specialist NY can help with regenerative therapies that effectively reduce inflammation, relieve the pain, and go a step further — they heal damaged tissues in the joint.
Stem cell therapy
Your body fat is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells, which are perfect for treating arthritis. The doctors at Stem Cells Specialist NY use gentle liposuction to safely remove a small sample of fat from your abdomen. Their patented process extracts and concentrates the stem cells, which are then injected directly into the joint.
Once inside your joint, the mesenchymal stem cells then go to work, reducing inflammation and producing new blood vessels. They’re the best stem cells for treating arthritis because they also regenerate new cartilage, ligaments, and other musculoskeletal tissues.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
Platelets, which are naturally found in your blood, contain platelets that stimulate healing, reduce inflammation, recruit stem cells, and prevent degeneration of healthy tissues. The team at Stem Cells Specialist NY only needs to take a blood sample and process it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood cells. Then they inject the concentrated platelets into your joint, either alone or with your stem cells, to enhance your results.
When you need relief from arthritis, call Stem Cells Specialist NY or schedule an appointment online to get started with stem cell treatment.