Stem cell therapy is an incredibly positive improvement in medicine and an extremely needed one. For a long time, patients with acute, chronic, joints, muscular, and skeletal injuries had only two reasonable options. Also, invasive surgical procedures and orthopedic treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, or acupuncture are wearisome, costly, and have minimal success rates.
The methodology behind stem cells is as complicated as it is impressive and simple. The therapy itself is straightforward and has substantial advantages. There are many religious and cultural debates out there about what stem cell therapy might become in the future. Still, stem cell therapy is one great alternative to invasive and none minimally invasive surgeries out there. Stem cells comprise the silver bullet injection that could improve and cure any disease and heal any injury or condition.
There are several ways to harvest stem cells and prepare the necessary amount for injection. Stem cells are easy to come by but hard to concentrate on and prepare. Here are the ways we can harvest and prepare them for successful injection.
Harvesting Stem Cells From Patient
The first step of stem cell therapy is to collect and harvest stem cells. Stem cells usually could be collected from the patient’s own bone marrowfat tissue or an umbilical cord. Up to 500 million stem cells can be collected from the patient’s bone marrow using a needle, typically from the patient’s curved superior border of the ilium.
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells:
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells arrive in prearranged doses from certified clinics, containing five to 30 million stem cells per dose. Once the podiatrist administers the injection, then the rest is done through minimal manipulation. Minimal manipulation is manipulating the affected tissue and does not change any of the tissue’s original genetic codes. The process doesn’t change any genetic and biological aspects of cells and tissues at all. It’s also important to know that stem cells do not multiply in the lab during the manipulation process. Naturally, stem cells are programmed to divide a certain number of times. For example, bone marrow stem cells multiply five times, and stem cells from body fat tissue multiply eight times.
The cells will do the magic so, what should we do before stem cell transplantation?
The lab prepares harvested stem cells using a double spin method through a cutting edge and sophisticated centrifuge. Afterward, the lab prepares the desired amount of stem cell count for injection. A small dose of rich plasma triggers the stem cells, which allows them to survive in the new body, and that’s basically it! Since stem cells are programmed and know precisely their function, there won’t be any biological and chemical manipulation whatsoever.
Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Pain
Stem cell therapy for knees has been known and cheered in recent years as an effective and miracle treatment. Specifically, treating knee pain and many other diseases, ranging from repairing spinal damages to hair loss. Studies have shown that stem cell therapy is highly effective and promising for treating severe conditions, including heart disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and muscular dystrophy.
Stem cell therapy may also treat osteoarthritis, a widespread autoimmune chronic inflammatory condition that impacts the knee joint. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage at the end of the bone begins to wear out, age, and get degraded.
When the cartilage weakens, bones start rubbing against each other. That creates excruciating pain in the knees and sometimes even in the lower back. Weakened cartilage ends in the loss of mobility, swelling, pain, stiffness, and ultimately the ability to move the knee. In the United States of America, millions of Americans face knee osteoarthritis.
Many affected by this condition manage their signs and symptoms by losing weight, light exercise, lifestyle change, and sometimes even pain management treatment.
In case of severe symptoms and excessive pain, sometimes even a complete knee replacement surgery may address the symptoms and the condition. In the United States alone, more than half a million people have undergone knee substitute surgery. However, stem cell therapy can replace osteoarthritis surgery and improve and cure the condition without performing any invasive surgery.
How A Podiatrist Can Transplant Cells Into Knee Area
A certain amount of concentrated stem cells activated, as explained before, is transplanted right into the injury or chronically troubled area. In knee pain, arthritis, musculoskeletal diseases, and spinal injury, this is what has proven the most effective method.
If needed (based on the target area of the injection) X-ray is used to administrate concentrate of stem cells right into the troubled region. After injection, the patient leaves the procedure room calm and satisfied. Since there are no surgical incisions (Stem cell therapy is a non-invasive procedure.) patients, do not experience any side effects. Still, in few cases, some soreness and pain might be present at the time of the injection.
Stem cell therapy in podiatry can provide the necessary components and means to heal injured cells and diseases. It empowers the immune system and stimulates the body to heal with sustainable and long-term effects. Your podiatrist in Irvine has already performed Stem cell therapy and has achieved many great results for many satisfied, healed, and healthy patients.
We use Stem cell therapy for:
- Symptom relief related to a chronic disease
- Significant improvement immune system boost against diseases
- Deeper sleep and sleep improvement
- Weight control at an average level
- Joints and discs flexibility improvement
Doctor Sima Soltani, your podiatrist in Irvine, CA, is dedicated to improving health through preventative care and recommended treatments. Our Podiatry clinic offers a range of services, including Toenail Laser Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Custom Orthotics, bunions surgery, joints, ankle sprains, diabetic foot care, wound care, laser fungal nails, neuroma, custom orthotics & diabetic shoes, and sports injuries. We perform the most sophisticated foot and ankle surgeries locally in our podiatry office in Irvine, CA.