Knee Pain Treated
Knee Pain Treated with Stem Cell Injections. When we are confronted by knee pain the standard course of treatment is usually quite similar. Recommendations for arthritis medications (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), cortisone injections, physical therapy, and even surgery are often given.
Few patients are told or are aware of the true nature of knee problems. Most of the time the problem is slowly progressing along a natural course towards arthritis or worsening of it. The eventual outcome is the progressive nature of knee arthritis. Unknown to these patients are that the previously mentioned common treatments do nothing to halt this knee arthritis progression. This is where Regenerative Medicine applications such as Stem Cell Injections come into play. Stem cells may actually retard or slow the progressive nature of knee joint arthritis. Stem cells may exert a potent anti-inflammatory effect that may result in halting the degenerative signals that lead to joint cartilage breakdown. Stem cells may also differentiate into new cartilage cells which may result in repair. The ability of stem cells to treat knee pain and knee disorders is vastly different from all the other common treatments. Surgery also may accelerate knee arthritis leading to eventual knee replacement. This is a goal many patients wish to avoid and is one reason stem cell injections are becoming more popular as a treatment option.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
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.