Camarillo, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2015 -- Patients suffering from knee pain have a new treatment option, and it doesn't involve steroids, surgery, hyaluronic acid, or addictive painkillers. The new way is called regenerative medicine, and the doctors at Regenerative Medicine Specialists http://www.regendoctor.com in Camarillo are making both the stem cell and PRP types of treatment available to patients in the area.
"It's a groundbreaking technology which actually deals with the underlying conditions instead of just putting a band-aid on the symptoms," says Marc D. Wolfsohn, M.D of Regenerative Medicine Solutions. "Stem cell and PRP treatments can help relieve knee pain and restore normal joint functioning where many other treatments have failed." -http://www.regendoctor.com/conditions-treated/knee/
What Knee Pain Can Regenerative Medicine Treat?
Regenerative techniques - both platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy - can relieve a wide variety of knee problems without surgery or steroid injections. The reason this in-office, same day procedure is so widely applicable is because it actually works to allow the patient's body to regenerate the damaged tissues. This means many different conditions can be healed without suffering the side effects or the risks of conventional medical treatments.
In particular, regenerative medicine techniques are particularly popular for treating conditions like:
- Tendon injuries
- Meniscus pain
- Ligament injuries
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
- Runner's or jumpers knee (Patellofemoral syndrome)
Tendon injuries in the knee, for example, are extremely difficult to successfully treat with conventional techniques. In many cases, the pain keeps recurring over and over again. The reason is that the knee is surrounded by many different muscles and tendons, all of which can develop problems. The hamstring, quadriceps, iliotibial band, and patellar tendons in particular often develop tears or tendonitis. Left untreated, this can be an extremely painful, lifestyle-limiting injury. With regenerative medicine however, it's possible to help the body repair its injuries naturally.
Meniscus pain is another knee injury which is commonly treated with surgery. Meniscus pain develops when the two crescent-shaped discs, known as menisci, which move over the joint surface develop cracks or tears. Normally the menisci help keep the bones from rubbing against each other and help absorb shocks to the legs. Unfortunately, if the leg has been bent or forcefully rotated, the menisci can tear or crack. In this case patients experience pain, a limited range of motion, or even "catching."
Surgery is the normal treatment for a meniscus tear, but many patients still experience life-limiting symptoms following surgery as well as accelerated arthritis in the joint. PRP and stem cell treatments, however, use the body's own cells to regenerate tissues in the joint, helping alleviate dysfunction and pain.
About Regenerative Medicine Specialists
The group consists of experts in the field of PRP and stem cell treatments, doctors who believe in using the body's own ability to heal rather than resorting to surgery or steroids to mask an underlying problem.
The Regenerative Medicine Specialists have found that since many different conditions can be treated with regenerative techniques, patients can often avoid the risks of surgery and regain their lives without a hospital stay.
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