Steroid injections are useful for treating flare-ups of pain and help reduce inflammation in the joints. Unfortunately, the relief from a steroid injection lasts for a relatively short amount of time in most cases. The benefit from the injections are short term. On average, the pain relief lasts approximately 6 months, and diminishes in efficacy with each injection. Eventually, the injections do not provide significant pain relief.
If you are at your limit with steroid injections, there is hope. You may be a candidate for a non-surgical regenerative medicine treatment. At Regen Orthopedics, we have helped hundreds of patients overcome pain resulting from sports injuries, arthritis and nerve injuries.
Regenerative medicine procedures activate your body’s own stem cells to encourage healing and speed repair for bone, muscle, joint, soft tissue and nerve injuries. With this treatment, doctors can concentrate a sample of your stem cells taken from your bone marrow. We all carry these stem cells in our blood and bone marrow that act as the body’s “repairmen.” When stem cells are concentrated, and injected into a joint with arthritis, it can restart a new healing response that will ease the pain and may also stimulate the growth of new cartilage in that area, making the knee significantly less painful.
For many patients, these treatments have allowed them to avoid surgery, ongoing steroid injections or to stop taking regular pain medications. The treatments are non-surgical. The procedure is performed in one office visit and patients can return to normal activities in just a couple days of rest. Most patients find their mobility is greatly improved and that pain relief can last for as long as two to eight years.
Dr. Gobezie is founder/director of The Cleveland Shoulder Institute, GO Ortho and Regen Orthopedics.
For more information, visit clevelandshoulder.com, regenorthopedics.com or godoctornow.com or call 844-786-2355.