If you currently suffer from hand arthritis, you’re not alone. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent joint diseases affecting the daily lives of millions of middle aged and elderly individuals. The hands and wrists are most susceptible to arthritis due to the multiple small joints working together to produce motion–especially the fine motion abilities that allow you to tie your shoes or write a letter. Daily living becomes increasingly difficult when the joints are affected by arthritis. However, stem cell therapy can help!
Did you know that May is Arthritis Awareness Month? An entire month is devoted to this disease because it affects so many Americans—more than 52.2 million to be exact. Arthritis is an umbrella term given to describe conditions that affect the joints of the body. There are approximately 360 different joints in your body, and those joints are the points of attachment connecting your different bones to one another. Because there are so many joints, there are over 100 different types of arthritis, many of which can make small movements seem impossible.
Arthritis is one of the most prevalent joint diseases affecting the daily lives of millions of middle-aged and elderly individuals. The hands and wrists are most susceptible to arthritis due to the multiple small joints working together to produce motion. That motion creates inflammation that creates breakdown in the joints. Over time, if you don’t treat your arthritis, the bones that make up the joint can lose their normal shape. This deterioration can further impact mobility and cause more pain. While there’s currently no cure for arthritis, there are treatments that can help slow the condition’s progression and lessen painful symptoms.
The International Society for Stem Cell Research describes stem cells as the foundation cells of our body. Stem cells are found in all of us and play a key role in the body’s healing process. They lie latent in your body until they receive signals that the body has suffered an injury and then they follow your platelets to the injured site. Stem cells are able to transform into the same type of cell that was injured to promote healing. They are tasked to heal injured ligaments, tendons, tissues and bones.
Stem cells can divide and renew themselves for long periods, they are dynamic in their ability to differentiate, and they can create specialized cell types. This ability stem cells have to self-renew and to differentiate is what sets them apart from the rest. Self-renewing stem cells are able to divide and regenerate more stem cells. Differentiating stem cells can transform into the specialized, mature cells that your tissues and organs need. Stem cells give new hope to thousands of people with chronic medical conditions, and one of those conditions is arthritis.
Because arthritis is a condition that causes a breakdown of cells in the body due to inflammation, the goal of using stem cells is to stop that breakdown and instead start a repair. Using regenerative medicine, you can help build up your cells in areas—like your wrist—affected by arthritic breakdown of tissues. With early enough prevention, you don’t have to be saddled with crippling arthritis that makes it hard to move your wrists. With later-stage arthritis that commonly sees the knuckles and bones large and swollen, stem cell therapy can ease chronic pain, inflammation and make movements easier.
Stem cell therapy is often referred to as “regenerative medicine” because of the regeneration of body cells that happens when this type of therapy or medicine is used in the body. Regenerative medicine targets the body’s innate ability to heal and defend. Regenerative medicine helps to harness that power the body has to heal and then accelerate it and/or distribute it in ways that help the body recover better from injury and disease. One of the goals of regenerative medicine is to restore the structure and function of damaged organs and tissues to find cures for injuries and diseases that have been incurable in the past.
For many, they may hear that their arthritis is “incurable” or that there is not much that they can do to reverse the damage that has already happened. However, people have been using natural methods of healing for centuries to heal the body and to reverse the effects of disease. Why wouldn’t those methods still work today? Your body has stem cells built into it to allow healing and regeneration. We simply harness that regenerative ability using stem cell injections.
We take stem cells directly from donated sources or areas on your own body where stem cells are in abundance. When it comes to your wrist and hand pain due to arthritis, we can inject the stem cell solution directly into the affected joint areas. That solution not only sends a countless supply of new regenerative stem cells to heal damaged, arthritic cells, but stem cells are also anti-inflammatory in nature.
For weeks, our patients have natural soothing of chronic hand and wrist pain from stem cell solutions via injections. This allows for much less painful hand and wrist movements while some damaged cells also find renewal. Patients can revive damaged cells caused by arthritis, can stop damage from happening from continual arthritic inflammation wearing down cartilage and can begin to move again.
These are just a few benefits our patients receive for their hand and wrist pain when they invest in stem cell injections and other regenerative medicine therapies. If you want to start on your path to natural, effective healing today, call Stem Cell Centers at (877) 808-0016 today for your free consultation. Come see what stem cell therapy can do for your hand and wrist pain today!