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The Basics: Stem Cell Therapy and Arthritis

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.

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AUG
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Can Stem Cells Improve Golf Games?

Can Stem Cells Improve Golf Games?
​ After years of working hard, you've finally retired and now get to enjoy working on your golf game and spending as much time on the green as you want. Everything was going great ... until the extreme joint pain hit. If this story sounds familiar, you aren't alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is proj...
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JUL
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Golfing with Arthritis

Golfing with Arthritis
​ For most men who golf, their love of the game only deepens with age. So when arthritis hits hard, it can be frustrating. There's no reason you have to stop playing anymore due to joint pain. Not only are there several product lines available for just this problem, but there are also some tips and tricks you can implement into your game to help yo...
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MAY
24

The 5 Most Common Golf Injuries and a New Way to Treat Them

The 5 Most Common Golf Injuries and a New Way to Treat Them
​ Golf is not only great exercise, but for many players it's also a wonderful way to relieve stress. When an injury or joint pain interrupts your game, it can be frustrating to say the least. Many times physical therapy, pain medication and eventually surgery are the only solutions offered for joint pain and injuries common in golf. However, Dr. Fo...
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MAR
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Is It Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow?

Is It Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow?
There's nothing more frustrating than preparing for a big day on the green or on the courts only to realize the twinge in your elbow has turned into full-blown pain that is holding you back from your game. While you don't have to be playing tennis or golf to experience either of these conditions, if you do play you likely want to figure out how to ...
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JAN
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All About Adipose Stem Cell Procedures

All About Adipose Stem Cell Procedures
Stem cell therapy is a rapidly evolving and growing area of modern medicine that has made headlines more than ever lately. Many people are interested in the potential healing and regenerative properties of these incredible cells produced by the body. How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work? Stem cells are incredibly complex and valuable cells that are capa...
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