A man holding his left Arthritis knee in pain, while using both of his hands.
A man holding his left Arthritis knee in pain, while using both of his hands.

People are always looking for new ways to improve their quality of life and slow down the signs of aging to achieve the best health and wellness possible. With the explosion of medical and wellness innovation, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of options. However, few are as exciting as stem cell therapy. This form of treatment has become a promising way to treat several health problems, including arthritis. In this article, we’ll learn more about stem cell injections and look at the research that shows how well they work to treat arthritis.

We’ll also cover what stem cells are, how they function, and how they’re administered through injections. Also, we’ll talk about the possible risks and side effects of stem cell therapy and review the importance of getting treatment from a trained and licensed medical professional.


What is Stem Cell Injection Therapy?

Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into many different types of cells and replace cells lost due to death or damageArthritis is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world. It causes pain, swelling, and less mobility in the joints. While traditional treatments like medication and physical therapy can provide relief, many seek alternative solutions that offer a more comprehensive approach. That’s where stem cell therapy comes in. While not a replacement for more traditional methods, it can help tremendously.

Stem cell injection therapy is an innovative way to treat people with arthritis and other health problems. The idea behind this therapy is to use stem cells’ ability to heal damaged tissues and reduce inflammation to help relieve pain and improve how well joints work.

The process of stem cell injection therapy begins with harvesting stem cells from either the patient’s own body or a donor. This is typically done through a simple procedure, such as a blood or bone marrow sample. The stem cells are then isolated and prepared for injection into the affected area.

One of the key benefits of using stem cells from the patient’s body is that they are less likely to be rejected by the immune system, reducing the risk of complications. Using the patient’s stem cells can also reduce the chance of getting a disease from a donor cell, which can happen.  There’s also the moral gray area of embryonic stem cells. This is why working with a professional with a solid track record is so important. They will help you ensure that you receive stem cells in a form and manner that are optimized for your needs and have a greater chance of success. You will also be assured by their source, which should give you better peace of mind.

A licensed and trained medical professional usually gives stem cell injections in a doctor’s office or another outpatient facility. However, with the emergence of concierge medicine, at-home treatments are also available in some areas. Before a person gets stem cell injections, their health is thoroughly checked to see if they are a good candidate for the procedure. This helps ensure the treatment is safe, works well, and fits the person’s needs and medical history.  Depending on your age and certain health factors, they may need to order additional tests to verify if this treatment would be effective for you.

Overall, stem cell injection therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that could help people with arthritis, and other conditions live much better lives. To make sure you get the safest and most effective care, it’s essential to see a licensed healthcare professional with a good reputation.

Can Stem Cells Help Relieve Arthritis Symptoms?

Two schematic pictures of knees with bones. The left image has a healthy knee, and the right image is with a knee affected by Arthritis.The idea behind stem cell therapy for arthritis is that stem cells can help reduce inflammation and regenerate damaged joint tissue, providing long-lasting pain relief and improving joint function.

Several studies1 have looked into how well stem cell therapy works for arthritis, and the results have been promising. For example, one study2 showed that patients with knee osteoarthritis who got stem cell injections had much less pain, better function, and a better quality of life than a control group. This is encouraging news for those familiar with the pain and discomfort of knee osteoarthritis.

It’s important to remember that stem cell therapy and other treatments like physical therapy, medication, and exercise should be used. Stem cell therapy may not be enough to fully treat the symptoms of arthritis on its own, but it can help enhance the effects of more traditional therapies.

Furthermore, the use of stem cells in the treatment of arthritis is still relatively new, and ongoing research is needed to fully understand the extent of their benefits and the best ways to use them. But results of stem cell therapy for arthritis to date are promising and suggest that it could be a good way for some patients to get rid of pain and improve how their joints work.

To sum up, stem cell therapy is a promising new way to treat arthritis that has been shown to help people with this condition. But if you want the best results, you should only get stem cell therapy from a licensed doctor trained in it and use it along with other traditional treatments.

Are there Any Side Effects to Stem Cell Injections for Arthritis?

A male doctor and male patient sitting at the patient's home couch while a female nurse is providing the patient with Stem Cell IV Therapy.Even though stem cell injections are generally considered safe, they can have risks and side effects like any other medical procedure.

One of stem cell injections’ most common side effects is pain and swelling at the injection site. This usually happens right after the procedure and is often treated with a combination of approved painkillers or ice. Some patients may also get infections at the injection site, which can be treated with antibiotics. Fortunately, the likelihood of experiencing these side effects is notably reduced by seeking treatment from licensed and trained healthcare professionals. These side effects are typically mild and short-lived.

While there are potential side effects associated with stem cell injections, the benefits of this treatment often outweigh the risks when administered by a licensed and trained doctor.


In conclusion, stem cell therapy could help ease arthritis symptoms when prescribed and administered by a trained doctor. While the literature is very promising, further research and long-term studies must be performed to determine long-term risks. Recent findings suggest stem cell injections help people with arthritis feel less pain and move their joints better because treatments can reduce inflammation and repair damaged joint tissue.

If you are interested in treatment and want an evaluation to determine if stem cell injections are the right choice for you, we encourage you to reach out to our office.

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Are you experiencing joint pain, inflammation or tissue damage? Our Stem Cell IV Therapy stimulates your body's natural healing mechanism for improved health and wellness. It targets a wide range of conditions related to aging, and our undifferentiated cells naturally seek out damaged areas for widespread repair and regeneration.

Schedule your Stem cell IV today, sit back relax and our registered nurse will come to your location , whether that's your home, office, or hotel!

Stem Cell & Exosome IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

How can Stem Cell IV therapy help you?

Stem cell IV therapy is a way to promote healing and repair damaged tissue throughout the body. By delivering high-quality, mesenchymal stem cells directly into the bloodstream, stem cell IV therapy can provide targeted treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, cognitive functions and more.

Additionally, stem cell IV therapy can support overall health and well-being by providing essential vitamins and nutrients that can boost the immune system and promote healing.

At Drip Hydration, our stem cell IV therapy treatments are administered by trained medical professionals and use only the highest quality stem cells sourced from trusted suppliers.

Is Stem Cell IV Therapy Safe?

There are different safety considerations for stem cells depending on their origin.

Stem cells from a patient’s own body (eg. bone marrow or adipose tissue) do not carry the risk of immune rejection. Stem cells from birth tissue may be rejected by the patient’s body and cause adverse reactions.

The purity of the stem cells used for IV stem cell therapy will reduce the chance of immune rejection. Our birth tissue-derived stem cells have undergone stringent testing and screening prior to accepting them for use to ensure both the effectiveness and safety of the procedure. Few patients report adverse effects following treatment.

Regardless of the source of the stem cells, there is a very small chance of infection from the procedure itself. That’s why our registered nurses are trained in administering IV treatments for your optimal safety and comfort.

How Is An IV Dose Determined?

Unlike some clinics, which base their dose on the patient’s weight, we only have one type of infusion. Our infusion contains 4.2cc of stem cells (approximately 40 million cells).

How to Book an Appointment?

Unlike other IV treatments, a consultation is required prior to stem cell IV therapy. Our medical director evaluates potential patients during a preliminary consultation to determine whether stem cell IV treatment is right for them.

Where Do You Source Your Stem Cells From?

Our stem cells come from Chara Biologics, a trusted specialist in regenerative medicine. They carefully vet, screen, and source their stem cells from donors in the United States. They follow strict protocols to collect and process the stem cells to preserve the integrity and purity of the stem cells. These protocols help ensure that the stem cells are both high-quality and safe for our patients.

How Does At-Home Stem Cell IV Therapy Work?

During a stem cell IV treatment, one of our registered nurses arrives at the patient’s location with all the necessary equipment for the appointment. The patient will then sit in a comfortable location while the nurse administers the IV line into one of the patient’s arms.

The IV treatment itself takes about 60 minutes, during which time the patient can read, watch a show, browse social media, or even work. The nurse remains with the patient during the entire appointment to monitor the IV and answer questions. Once the IV has been administered, the nurse packs the equipment and departs. Patients can contact Drip Hydration with any further questions or concerns at any time.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of IV Stem Cell Therapy?

Side effects are very rare due to the quality of the stem cells that we use. Potential side effects include sneezing, sniffling, watery eyes, chest tightness, shortness of breath, malaise, or low-grade fever. These side effects generally go away within 1 - 3 days of treatment.

How Often Do I need To Have Stem Cell IV Therapy?

The frequency of a patient’s stem cell IV therapy treatment depends on several factors. For example, a single injury may only require treatment until the injury has healed. A chronic condition, on the other hand, may need ongoing treatment. Our medical director consults with every patient to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s health needs and desired health outcome.

Are The Stem Cells In A Single Treatment From One Or Multiple Donors?

The stem cells in a single treatment are from one donor.

How Long Will It Take Before I Feel The Effects Of IV Stem Cell Treatment?

The area being treated plays a large part in how quickly a patient feels the effect of treatment. For instance, a person may notice pain relief more quickly than someone getting treatment for tissue regeneration, since tissue repair naturally takes more time.

Is Exosome Therapy Safe?

Exosome therapy is considered safe, particularly since this is a non-cellular therapy. Exosomes are cell ‘messengers’, not stem cells. Therefore, this type of therapy does not come with the risk of the patient’s body rejecting treatment.

Is Exosome Therapy FDA Approved?

Exosome therapy is not yet FDA approved. However, our exosomes are collected and processed under strict guidelines in an FDA-approved facility.

Is Stem Cell Therapy FDA Approved?

No, our stem cell therapy is not FDA approved. However, our supplier processes their stem cells in an FDA-approved laboratory and adheres to cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) guidelines for quality assurance.

What Kind Of Cells Are In Drip Hydration’s Stem Cell IV Treatment?

Our stem cells are Meschenymal Stem Cells, which can become different types of tissue throughout the body.

Is There Any Risk Of Immune Rejection Following Treatment?

Yes, there is a small chance that the patient’s immune system will reject the stem cells following treatment.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Exosome Therapy?

Exosome therapy is injected into your bloodstream, so the most common side effects are the same as with any type of injection - mild swelling, redness, and/or bruising at the injection site.

Rarely, patients may experience a mild fever or headache that typically resolves within 24 hours.

What’s The Difference Between Exosomes And Stem Cells?

Exosomes and stem cells both promote healing throughout your body, but they are very different. Exosomes are vesicles that carry messages between cells in order to help your body function normally. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can become any type of cell in the body.

As a non-cellular therapy, exosome treatment can be valuable for individuals who do not want to receive cell-based therapy for personal reasons.

How Often Do You Need To Get Exosome Treatment

There are no set guidelines for dosing or frequency of exosome treatment. We personalize treatments to the individual’s health and recovery goals, meaning that no two plans are the same.

Since everyone is different, we regularly assess patients to evaluate when they need a booster treatment to maintain optimal results.

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[1] Zhu C. - Mesenchymal stem cells in osteoarthritis therapy: a review. National Library of Medicine. Published February 15, 2021. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7868850/;

[2] Xiaotian Z, Jiyin H, Wen W. - Progress in the use of mesenchymal stromal cells for osteoarthritis treatment. Cytotherapy, Volume 23, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 459-470, ISSN 1465-3249, Available January 29, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcyt.2021.01.008;