Treatment for Osteoarthritis Pain

Is it sometimes hard to find a comfortable position to put your leg in when you have hip or knee pain? If the pain starts interfering with your sleep, you know you gotta go see the doctor, right? You’re searching for help because you already tried ice, advil and a knee brace and it’s still not getting better.

What will be different at your next doctor’s appointment? You’ve seen the physical therapist, so you know the exercise drill. Knee replacement was talked about, but it’s more likely time for another cortisone shot since you got some relief after the first one.

Then you remember you heard something about a treatment called stem cells. It sounded intriguing, but what’s it all about?

Stem cell therapy is the newest state-of-the-art treatment in regenerative medicine. This method steps up the potential for healing joint conditions like osteoarthritis because it has the potential to reduce inflammation and increase regeneration of connective tissues like cartilage, bone, muscle, tendon and ligaments.

When pain patients tell me they have knee pain when bending, trouble walking, getting on/off the toilet, or a bone on bone sensation of grinding, I know something’s up in the joint. Sometimes they remember an old injury and now, years later, their joint is acting up because of post-traumatic arthritis. Not unusual. For these types of conditions I’ve used platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and got great results after a 3-4 treatments. But now when I add stem cells into the equation, I’m seeing fantastic results after one treatment! For example, Sandy, age 60, had a hard time walking around, but 30 days after her stem cell injection she was dancing and twirling around the dance floor. She couldn’t believe it! Believe me, she’s happy to get on with her life without that nagging pain.

I’ve been working with joint pain patients for over 30 years and this year has been my most exciting year yet.  Stem cell therapy has made a huge impact in my practice because patients love the results they’re getting. Stem cells are the next revolution in natural medicine, so if you’re interested in learning more about this miraculous treatment, please give me a call at 503-722-7776. I’m excited to share this information with you!

Dr. Joanne Gordon