Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

How Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Your Knee Feel Like New Again

While many people have heard of stem cell therapy in passing, not a lot know what this process does and how to take advantage of it. While research is still going on into stem cell therapy, there are some areas of the body where it can be used right now. One of those is in the management of pain, specifically around joints. The knee is perhaps the most important joint in the body so it makes sense that there are more stem cell therapy practitioners offering to help reduce pain in this area. Here is how knee pain stem cell therapy could help your knee feel young again.

What Are Stem Cells?

Before you get into the specifics of the knee, it is important to lay the groundwork for what stem cells are. Your body is comprised of all different types of cells, from blood cells to bone cells and everything in between. Stem cells are where all other cells are generated from in the body, so you can think of them as the building blocks of your life. If you need new skin cells due to a burn or some injury, stem cells will be redirected there and formed into skin cells. The same goes for every other part of your body.

Knee Pain Stem Cell Therapy

When it comes to knee pain specifically, the problem is usually some kind of deterioration of the joint itself. Either the cartilage around the bone will have worn away, some muscles and ligaments might be damaged, or the bone itself could be struggling too. There are many potential reasons behind general knee pain, but stem cells can help almost all of them. By helping to kickstart the body back into a mode where it wants to repair itself, stem cells can permanently reduce pain, without a lot of drugs or surgical procedures.

How Are Stem Cells Applied?

Firstly, the stem cells will need to be harvested from a part of your body, most likely your bone marrow. This is a very safe procedure and has been around for decades. It is also safer to use your stem cells rather than someone else's because your body is less likely to reject or ignore them. Then these stem cells are simply injected into the problem area. No major surgery or painful procedures here, just a simple in and out procedure that you can then begin to see results from.

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Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

One of the things I learned when I had children was that accidents can happen at any time. Unfortunately, my children's pediatrician was not always available when those accidents did happen. I had to learn what was considered an emergency and what could wait until the doctor's office was open. Knowing the difference and what to do in non-emergency situations can be confusing. That is why I created this blog. I wanted to provide other parents with a guide that helps them to understand when it is time to head for urgent care or the hospital and when injuries could be treated at home.