An Overweight Woman Seeks Help for Knee Pain Relief
A patient was referred to Dennis M. Lox, M.D seeking help for knee pain relief from arthritis. She consulted with the Dr. and chose to have a knee stem cell injection with Dr. Lox.
This patient, a markedly overweight women by about two hundred pounds, had severe knee pain and was diagnosed with knee arthritis in her mid 30’s.
He tailored a treatment plan to her condition, which included diet, exercise, and Regenerative Medicine advice following her procedure.
Help for Knee Pain Relief Using Stem Cell Therapy
Don’t be fooled by marketing tricks or seminars which claim way to much.
Patients should be aware of practitioners without years of experience on different complex humans from teens with osteonecrosis or AVN, to professional athletes, to local professionals who remain in super shape after 60 years of age, and are halfway to the 40 total World Ironman competitions.
Dr. Lox prides himself that he gets some of the tougher cases. These illustrate why an expert who truly knows the field of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell science, has the experience and knowledge to design a Regenerative Medicine program, in conjunction with diet and exercise, to properly facilitate long term goals.
Taking a cookie cutter approach or a “one size fits all” treatment, because that was what the franchiser dictates, or the large groups of chiropractors banding together to market the same way for everyone is no different.
A marked overweight woman with knee arthritis who stands 5’2″ and weighs 300 pounds is not the same as a 6’5″ man who weighs 240 pounds.
The load on the knee is dispersed much more unfavorable to the shorter statue woman weighing 300 pounds. Both could lose some weight to optimize their goals, yet the 5’2″ 300 pound woman is much more critical to spend extra time discussing knee force, and acceleration of knee arthritis progression. Thus the rehabilitation and diet portion is essential. It is important that the patient believes, and wants to obtain their goals.
Dr. Lox is often asked if you should do the knee stem cell injections, after losing the weight. The usual response is “no”.
Treating sooner than later may halt or reverse the progressive nature of knee arthritis. Patients easily slack on their diet and buying all-in to repairing their knees at once is a very critical way of saying “I want my old body back, I want my health back, and I want a future with quality of life.”
With or without sports, the possibility with knee stem cell therapy injections as help for knee pain relief is appealing and patients should be seen sooner rather than later.
Knee arthritis is a progressive disorder. Waiting until diet has occurred frequently fails. By combing the strategies, the motivation to see quicker results in knee pain relief provides further incentive to stay on the course of weight loss and exercise. Thus placing your chips-all-in is the attitude. It’s a multi-approach effort to make your body systemic healthier from disease states, provides less toxic adipokines harbingers of bad news for your heart and, yes your knee.
It is easy to monitor and Dr.lox has been doing all these for years, including lecturing early on about the importance of complex strategies for each patient.
No Two Patients Are Alike
Some are similar, but everyone has specific goals, needs, wants, and desires. A frequent goal is to avoid knee replacement surgery.
A Complicated Patient at the Start
She was in her mid thirties and weighed 357. She desperately wanted to be around to see her kids grow older. Sometimes patients look you in the eye, and you know from experience having treated thousands of patients that they are sincere. She was.
Not only does excess weight place great strain on the hips, knees and ankles, it is bad for the heart, vascular system, lungs, and predisposes to diabetes and high blood pressure.
There are laboratory tests to hope monitor the patients adipose or fat level status. Some is neutral, while others are inflammatory, yes certain fat secretes inflammatory signal molecules known as cytokines.
Cytokines may be good and work in harmony with stem cells, or a constant barrage of bad cytokines must be addressed from inflammatory adipose or fat tissue for good results for your knees. We know now the same processes that damage heart and blood vessels occur with these inflammatory cytokines.
Having a plan to neutralize cytokines to get optimal response from knee stem cell injection is important. There was still narrowed joint medial compartment on her knee, yet her functional level improved dramatically.
Sometime just stopping hot ex-Rays from progressing over time is an important indicator, along with knee pain relief, improved quality of life.
Knee arthritis is a progressive disorder it it fails to progress, and is stable this can another evidence of success.
It is very important to have a follow up for diet, exercise, weight, pain scales, and quality of life. Monitoring this over time will help keep the patient from misbehaving.
A New Lease On Life
It’s always a battle for those seeking help for knee pain relief. However, the new lease on life from dropping 200 pounds, diminished knee pain, and relief after knee stem cell injections are primary goals.
Spending quality of time with your kids, and having healthy checkups with diabetes, hypertension and heart doctors can reverse this as well, and many stop their medications when their health is restored, are all bonuses.
This may transform your life to live fit, eat right, exercise, and not smoke.
Start early for best results with regenerative therapy adding to existing cartilage is like retreating your tire. Take care of it and it will last.
Use adaptive exercise strategies to not overload your knee. Keep you new car in showroom condition. That is a very good way to avoid knee replacement surgery.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.