How Can a Stem Cell Injection Help Your Knee Heal Faster?
Knee pain can be difficult to deal with, and depending on how severe it is, it can be quite debilitating. While pain medication and rehab can do wonders, one treatment that has been shown to drastically improve how quickly your knee heals from injury and damage is stem cell injection therapy. Stem cell injections are a relatively new type of medical treatment that allows the body to activate its natural healing mechanism to heal faster than if it were just left alone.
If you’d like to learn more about stem cell therapy, how it works, and how it can help relieve your knee pain, then keep reading!
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary medical treatment that has become part of a wave of new ways to treat various conditions. The treatment works by extracting stem cells from the body and injecting them into problem areas of the body to treat a particular condition, such as knee pain.
Stem cells have already shown results in treating problems like hair loss, erectile dysfunction, and more. It is possible to get stem cell injections to treat knee pain after an injury or due to degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, joint pain, and inflammation.
A stem cell is a special type of cell made by the body. Unlike other cells that are made to do a certain job, stem cells are cells that don’t yet have a job to do. In other words, they don’t yet have their task assigned. This means that scientists can take these “unassigned cells” and give them the instructions they want them to perform (at a cellular level) and reinsert them inside a person’s body.
In practice, a licensed medical practitioner specializing in stem cell therapy can take stem cells from a patient, typically from their bone marrow, and reinsert them into the body via injection to help heal the knee. The injection is given directly to the site of the pain to help improve the effects and promote healing.
Stem cell therapy has been shown to promote healing from not just typical injuries that a person might sustain due to playing sports or exercise but also the type of damage related to aging and degeneration of the knee that occurs over time and through impact and heavy use. Wear and tear on the knee and the surrounding bones can lead to acute and chronic pain. Stem cells make it possible to heal some of the damage done and restore the knee’s function.
Can stem cell injections really help heal knee conditions faster?
You may wonder what makes stem cells and injections a better alternative to other medical treatments. Well, the answer is simple. Stem cells allow the body to heal itself rather than relying on medicine.
It speeds up the natural healing process so that the knee is not only healed correctly but in less time than if left alone or treated with typical medical treatments. When the stem cells are reinserted into the body, they are coded to activate the body’s natural healing and repair mechanism.
This causes the stem cells to start working to repair the damage to the knee but also causes the body to produce more cells to help repair itself. Stem cells cause new cell growth, which can help repair the damage already done to the knee and then rebuild damaged tissue, bone, and other parts due to injury or disease.
For example, a recent study from the National Institute of Health 1 (NIH) discusses the benefits of stem cell treatments for patients with osteoarthritis in the knee. Osteoarthritis causes severe chronic pain in the knee due to friction. The friction is caused by the thinning of the cartilage in the knee joint. Over time, our natural cartilage starts to thin, and we experience pain and inflammation.
Traditional treatments work to improve symptoms such as stiffness in the knee but cannot permanently relieve these symptoms or provide measurable relief for chronic pain. Patients have typically been prescribed a combination of rehab and medication to manage pain until ultimately needing to have surgery to replace the joint entirely. These costly procedures can be painful and have lasting long-term side effects, which is why they are a last resort for most patients.
Stem cells are different from other treatment options because stem cells, when injected into the cartilage area of the knee, can help the body naturally rebuild the missing cartilage, which is impossible otherwise. Other treatment options work to treat the pain caused by the lack of cartilage and to deal with the inflammation. In some cases, all that other treatments for knee pain do is mask the pain rather than treat the source of it. This may work temporarily, but in the end, the patient will still be in pain and will not have lasting relief.
Are there any side effects to stem cell injections for knee conditions?
Studies were conducted on the efficacy and side effects of stem cell treatment for knee pain, and based on the results of this study 2 by the NIH; there were no obvious side effects for patients using stem cells to treat knee pain. The study showed a marked superiority in stem cells’ ability to repair knee damage and reduce overall knee pain compared to traditional treatments alone.
Doctors warn that traditional treatment and stem cell therapy are best used in conjunction to achieve optimal results. It is also important to note that while the results of the one study indicate no obvious side effects, the use of stem cells to treat knee pain, as well as a host of other conditions, is still being studied. Furthermore, because the stem cell technology needed to administer the treatment is still relatively new, no long-term data is available on the effects of stem cell use in different parts of the body.
Suppose a patient chooses to have stem cell injections performed to try and help with knee pain. In that case, it is best only to do so from a licensed medical professional, preferably one familiar with using stem cells to treat health issues. Before stem cells can be injected into the patient, the doctor will need to perform a full examination of the patient and evaluate their overall health, as certain conditions could cause adverse reactions to the stem cells, such as an autoimmune response that results in rejection of the stem cells, inflammation, and other issues.
Harvesting unhealthy stem cells can also cause side effects, so the doctor must ensure that the harvested cells are healthy and free of disease, which can be tied to the patient’s health.
For those suffering from knee pain, it can feel like traditional treatments aren’t working, and the pain never gets any better. But that’s where trying stem cell therapy could be just the treatment you’re looking for to help speed up the healing process and get you back on your feet in no time.
To achieve maximum effect, stem cell therapy should always be combined with other treatments, such as medication and physical therapy. Your doctor will likely evaluate your progress at key intervals to ensure the stem cells have the desired effect and that you are safely on the road to recovery.
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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.
What are some of the most popular uses for stem cells for injure recovery?
Here are some of the most popular uses of stem cell therapy for injury recovery:
- Stem Cell Injection for Chronic Pain
- Stem Cell Shot to Repair Damaged Joints and Tissues
- Stem Cell Injection for Knee Healing
- Stem Cell Injection for Hip Recovery
- Stem Cell Injection for Shoulder Healing
- Stem Cell Therapy for Boosting Metabolism
- Stem Cell Injection for Erectile Dysfunction
- Stem Cell Injection for Arthritis
- Stem Cell Therapy for Cognitive Function
- Stem Cell Injection for Hair Growth