One out of every three Americans experience joint and chronic pain on a daily basis, and unfortunately, many have learned to live with it. Depending on the severity, they may find temporary pain relief with daily anti-inflammatory medication and limiting activities. Many individuals endure the pain as long as they can, then opt for extreme measures, like joint replacement, in an effort to maintain functionality. More and more younger patients are choosing joint replacement as a desperate means to preserve an active lifestyle because they have exhausted all traditional treatment options. Fortunately, there is another option. Increasingly, more people are turning to regenerative medicine, which is an emerging field for relief. Regenerative medicine offers a non-surgical option that uses the patient’s own stem cells along with other regenerative therapies to assist in restoring a healthier, less painful, more functional joint.
What is Joint Pain?
Joint pain is pain associated with any joint in the body. Some of the most common joints affected by pain are the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow. Pain can be related to any structure within the joint including ligaments, cartilage and bones.
Joint Pain Causes
Joint pain may be caused by injury, arthritis, overuse, or poor alignment. With acute joint pain, fracture should be ruled out.
Symptoms associated with joint pain can include:
- Loss of motion of the joint
- Pain with movement or weight bearing
- Joint redness
- Joint swelling
- Joint tenderness
- Joint warmth
- Locking of the joint
At the Stem Cell Center of New Jersey, we treat the following joint pain conditions:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Meniscal Tears
- Ligament Injury
If the pain is acute, or of a recent onset, traditional treatment typically includes rest and anti-inflammatory medication, then physical therapy may be ordered. If the pain persists and anatomical abnormality is identified, surgery may be recommended. If the pain is chronic, then traditional treatment would likely still include anti-inflammatories with limited or modified activities for pain control. For some conditions, like arthritis, surgery is not an option for repair. If a patient has chronic joint pain, the treatment options are usually limited, and medical management is focused on pain control rather than resolution.
Fortunately, with the advances in medicine and the emerging field of Regenerative Medicine, stem cell therapy and regenerative therapies include non-surgical options using a patient’s stem cells along with exosomes and growth factors to allow the body to regenerate healthy cells to reduce pain and restore function. At the Stem Cell Center of NJ, we offer non-surgical solutions for joint pain. If you’re suffering from joint pain due to osteoarthritis or other joint issues, please contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy.
At Stem Cell Center of New Jersey, we offer regenerative therapies including stem cell, exosomes, and other sources of growth factors to regenerate healthy tissue. Contact us today to schedule a one on one consultation, or to join us at one of our informative lectures to learn more about the potential of stem cell therapy.