As we age, chronic injuries, along with normal wear and tear on our joints, often lead to arthritis. The articular cartilage between the joints that cushions and protects begins to wear down, causing bones to rub against each other. The resulting friction leads to pain and swelling. This chronic inflammation results in arthritis and further degeneration of tissue.
Stem Cell Therapy is a hot topic in the news. With all the varying perspectives, information, and misinformation, combined with an influx of stem cell clinics, sorting out this large volume of information is difficult even for medical professionals.
Renaissance means rebirth or regeneration. Every few generations medicine takes a major turn. We’re at one of those junctures now with regenerative medicine — where healing is triggered from within the human body. It’s bringing a whole new universe to how physicians provide care.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an especially good option for treating musculoskeletal conditions involving lost or injured tissue, such: as bone-on-bone arthritis, injury and tears to tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, degenerative disc disease. MSCs not only can differentiate into all the different cell types within a joint, they also control the local inflammatory response.
The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation.” Inflammation is one of the body’s natural reactions to disease or injury, and includes swelling, pain, and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is considered a degenerative disease.