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Thumb arthritis in a Hairstylist Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Thumb arthritis in a Hairstylist Treated with Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Lox has treated numerous hairstylist with thumb arthritis with stem cell therapy.

The constant repetitive motions incurred with styling and using scissors for cutting often over time leads to thumb degenerative osteoarthritis. Dr. Lox has treated hairstylists from all over the country for their thumbs. This problem can lead to a loss of their job due to the pain and debility associated with this problem. Some hairstylists own their own salon creating an even greater burden. This has led many such stylists to seek care with Dr. Lox for stem cell therapy.

When arthritis sets in due to repetitive overuse, it is referred to as degenerative osteoarthritis, not rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease.

Stem Cells

Stem cells may exert an effect on autoimmune disorders as they are immune modulators and therefore can disrupt cell signals which result in tissue breakdown of both autoimmune and degenerative osteoarthritis. As autoimmune disorders are typically systemic in nature, the delivery route of stem cells is not as easy as in an isolated joint affected from overuse.

Stem cells are master regulators of the immunomodulatory system, as well as having the capacity to regenerate or repair tissue. It is the ability of stem cells to initiate tissue repair which makes them, unlike any traditional medical therapy. Anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone, Hyaluronic acid injections all cannot do these functions. That is why traditional medical therapies fail to halt the progression of degenerative arthritis.

As hairstylists continue to repetitively incur daily microtrauma to their thumbs or fingers the ongoing stress continues and culminates into a worn out joint. Stem cells may be a viable treatment option for patients who suffer from this. Obviously, early treatment is better than dealing with a completely worn out joint. Discuss your particular case with an expert like Dr. Lox to know whether stem cell therapy may be suitable for your condition.

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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.

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Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

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2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
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