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The Basics: Stem Cell Therapy and Arthritis

One of the most promising areas of today’s stem cell clinical trials and research is treating arthritis and other degenerative conditions. Although there is still much to discover about stem cells, their ability to communicate with other cells in the body to stimulate tissue growth and healing is invaluable to modern medicine in many different areas.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that seeks to help the body heal itself. There is still much to be discovered about how stem cell therapy works, but it’s believed that the body’s stem cells communicate with other cells in the body to reverse damage and potentially repair injuries, illnesses and diseases.

Why Is Arthritis So Hard to Treat?

The term arthritis actually refers to about 200 different conditions and diseases that cause a range of symptoms and interfere with daily quality of life in varying degrees. There is still no cure, so treatment revolves around managing symptoms and controlling pain. Part of the reason for this is that experts still don't know much about the cause of arthritis. Current treatment usually includes medications to help control inflammation and stop the progression of joint damage, as well as physical therapy and lifestyle changes.

How Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Those with Arthritis?

Scientists, researchers and many medical providers believe stem cells have regenerative capabilities and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes them incredibly important in the search for a cure for arthritis and at the very least a potential viable solution for symptoms until a cure is found. When stem cells are injected into the area of pain, it’s believed they send a signal to the cells around them to repair and rebuild any damage that has been done.

Dr. Foster has been helping patients with arthritis get back their quality of life using stem cell therapies and would love to discuss how he could help you if you’re suffering from the painful symptoms of arthritis. Call today for a consultation, even if you don’t live in the area, at 442-227-0858.

 

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