Monday, November 21, 2016

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat Hip Joint Pain

Hip and groin pain can be triggered by a variety of issues, and can often be misleading. For example, you may experience discomfort in your hip, but the real issue may be weak connective tissue around the joint. To determine the underlying cause and treat it effectively, you want to identify the exact location of your discomfort.

Pain on the interior hip area indicates a problem with the hip joint itself, which is located on the inside of your thigh—where the pelvis meets the femur. Discomfort in the upper thigh, outer buttock, or side of your hip may signify damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding your hip joint.

When your doctor pinpoints the source of your pain, he or she can directly treat it—minimizing discomfort, increasing mobility, and restoring function.

Stem Cell Therapy: A Long-Term Solution

Whether you experience hip and groin pain as a result of a traumatic injury or degenerative condition, stem cell therapy supports natural healing. As your body regenerates damaged tissue, your pain will begin to fade and you’ll notice an increase in mobility—in as little as six to eight weeks.

Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive treatment, often performed as an alternative to hip surgery. The treatment is extremely effective for sports injuries and chronic conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Want to know how it works? In a session of about 15 minutes, we use stem cells from your blood, bone marrow, or fat tissue to encourage natural healing. The treatment is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to return to your day immediately after the session.


If you’d like to learn more about how to improve your hip joint and groin pain with stem cell therapy, please click here or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, October 17, 2016

How Stem Cell Disc Therapy Can Reduce Your Back Pain

As one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor, back pain affects nearly 80% of Americans at some point in life. Discomfort can vary in severity—sometimes fading in and out, other times lingering for months or even years. For back pain caused by a traumatic injury or a chronic condition, you want to make sure it is properly treated to avoid long-term discomfort.

There are a variety of causes that trigger back pain, including improper exercise techniques, poor posture, and car accidents—but there are also a variety of treatment solutions that can address your pain.

If your condition is severe enough, you may consider surgery to repair your spinal and joint tissue. However, sometimes invasive surgical procedures aren’t enough to restore your body to its optimal condition.

Stem Cell Disc Therapy: A More Efficient Approach

If you experience back pain—regardless of the cause—stem cell therapy can help your body naturally heal itself. Within weeks, your discomfort will fade or completely disappear, as your body regenerates damaged tissue.

As an alternative to surgery, this minimally invasive treatment is extremely effective for herniated discs, sciatica, and chronic lower back pain and inflammation. After treatment, you may experience slight soreness, but recovery time is normally between six and eight weeks—when you’ll notice a decrease in pain and an increase in mobility.

Wondering how it works? In a session of about 15 minutes, we use stem cells from your blood, bone marrow, or fat tissue to encourage natural healing. The treatment is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to return to your day immediately after the session.

If you’d like to learn more about how to improve your back pain with stem cell disc therapy, please click here or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, September 26, 2016

4 Tips for Dealing with Joint Pain in Autumn

With summer coming to an end, temperatures are dropping and leaves are falling. It’s the perfect weather to spend some time outside – take the dog for a hike, have a football catch with your kids or grandkids, or rake some leaves just to stay active. Even with joint pain and arthritis, there are ways to enjoy the autumn weather while reducing your discomfort.

1. Ease into exercise.

Activities as simple as raking can put strain on various parts of your body. It’s important to warm up with a brief walk and gentle stretching – to avoid pulling muscles in your arms, legs, shoulders, and back.

2. For yard work, use proper tools and technique. 

To limit the strain on your lower back, be sure to involve your entire body when raking leaves and performing other strenuous activities. Make it a full-body workout, bending your knees and using your arms to rake, while keeping your back straight instead of hunched over. Also, be sure to switch sides to distribute the workout and prevent lingering muscle and joint pain.

3. Go at your own pace. 

You know your limits. Don’t push yourself too hard, and make sure you take breaks every so often to rest and rejuvenate. It’s always a good idea to perform more gentle stretching exercises during breaks and after you’re done with an activity to keep your muscles loose.

4. Stay active year-round. 

When you exercise throughout the year, you are less likely to experience joint pain while doing yard work and outdoor chores. With your muscles used to physical activity, your body is easily able to handle light exercise such as hiking, raking, and throwing around the football.

If you experience persistent joint pain, stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints.

To learn more please contact us or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How Reducing Stress Can Help Minimize Joint Pain

Everybody deals with stress. Sometimes, it is manageable—but when combined with arthritis and joint pain, anxiety can become overwhelming. In fact, if you suffer from joint pain or degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, stress can amplify your discomfort by causing flare-ups and inflammation.

Follow these tips to reduce your overall stress, and in turn, minimize the effects of joint pain and arthritis.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle
To combat stress and anxiety, follow a sleep schedule that gets you the rest you need. Avoid excessive drinking and smoking, as well as unhealthy eating habits. A balanced diet helps you maintain a healthy weight and the right vitamins can even lessen your risk for flare-ups.

Keep your mind at ease
Try not to take work home with you. Focus on doing things you enjoy. In your spare time, meditation and yoga can help boost your mood—reducing stress, dulling pain, and keeping your mind and body flexible.

Exercise regularly
A proven stress-reducer, exercise helps mobilize your joints to limit pain and stress. Aerobic workouts, such as walking and swimming, keep your cardiovascular system healthy and your muscles active and strong.

Stay sharp
It’s important to exercise physically and mentally. Practice a healthy balance of relaxing activities, such as yoga and meditation, with creative hobbies, such as writing, painting, and photography.

Treat yourself
Draw yourself a relaxing bath and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. Schedule an appointment with a massage therapist or acupuncturist to address your problem areas. These activities can benefit your joint pain and overall stress levels simultaneously.

If you experience persistent joint pain, worsened by stress and anxiety, stem celltherapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints, helping you to live a happy, healthy, pain-free life.


To learn more please contact us or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, August 22, 2016

How Swimming Helps Joint Pain

4 Ways Swimming Helps Your Joint Pain

If you suffer from joint pain, it’s important to stay active. After periods of inactivity, your joints can get even more stiff—increasing discomfort. To keep your body in motion without putting too much stress on your knees and other joints, try some water exercises this summer. You’ll be amazed with the effect they have on your body.

Here are some of the various benefits swimming and other water exercises have on joint pain and arthritis:

Swimming is low-impact.

High-impact exercises like jogging put a lot of pressure on your joints—especially your knees. The natural buoyancy of water reduces this impact, making every step less stressful on your joints. Swimming and water walking are two great examples of low-impact water exercises.

Water provides 12-times the resistance of air.

With this increased resistance, water exercises help build strength in your muscles. The stronger the muscles around your joints, the less pressure you put on your joints themselves. Exercises such as water walking also help you burn more calories than walking on land.

Warm water helps relieve pain.

If you exercise in a heated pool, the warmer temperatures can help soothe your joint pain. This relaxation amplifies the effectiveness of water exercises—giving you a comprehensive workout while minimizing the stress on your joints.

Water exercises can improve your overall fitness.

When you perform water exercises such as swimming and water walking, you increase your cardiovascular fitness. You may not be sweating, but these movements can give you quite the workout. They also help your balance and range of motion, contributing to your overall health and wellness.

If you experience persistent joint pain in and out of the pool, stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Everyday Tasks That Increase Your Risk of Arthritis

Arthritis is often associated with inflammation around your joints. This inflammation causes continual discomfort—both after exercise and during long periods of inactivity. Factors such as heredity, obesity, and overuse can lead to joint pain and arthritis, but there are also various everyday tasks that can contribute to your joint pain.

Poor posture puts additional stress on your joints.

Many jobs entail standing for multiple hours at a time. Teachers, for example, must practice proper posture to avoid knee complications later in life. It is also important to wear the right footwear to get arch support that lessens the strain on your knees and distributes the pressure evenly.

Job- and hobby-associated movements strain your body.

If you’ve spent years performing manual labor—including any occupations that require regular heavy-lifting, kneeling, and squatting—you have a much higher risk of arthritis. Similarly, hobbies such as playing an instrument can add to this risk. For example, decades of guitar strumming can lead to wrist pain, and bowing the violin can put extra strain on your neck, elbow, and shoulder.

Wearing high heels increases pressure on your knees and feet.

For women, high heels can drastically increase the risk of arthritis in the knees and feet. Heels force you to stand and walk a certain way, which puts unnecessary and uneven amounts of pressure on your knees. The unnatural position of the feet also raises the risk of joint pain, especially if you wear heels frequently.

Excessive cellphone use can lead to arthritis in your hands and fingers.

Though a new phenomenon, frequent texting, browsing, and game playing can result in lingering joint pain. The repetitive motions—and even the consistent hand positions—involved with mobile usage add to your risk of arthritis. Cellphones have become an integral part of everyday life, but it’s crucial not to let them get in the way of maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle.

If you experience persistent joint pain caused by a long-term everyday activity, stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints.


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Monday, July 18, 2016

5 Summertime Tips for Managing Joint Pain

High temperatures and humidity levels can make everyday tasks more painful for people with joint pain. In fact, you’re more prone to developing swollen joints during the summer months. However, there are various ways to limit this discomfort—so you can enjoy the warm weather without worrying about its effect on your joints. 

1. Stay Active The best way to keep your joints flexible is to keep moving. Low-impact exercises such as swimming, yoga, and Pilates are perfect for the summer—swimming is also a great way to keep cool.

2. Maintain a Healthy Weight Summer sets the stage for plenty of fun barbecues and get-togethers, but it’s crucial not to put on weight during the warmer months. More weight puts increased pressure on your joints, which can worsen pain. 

3. Don’t Overdo It While staying active is important, pushing yourself too hard can amplify joint pain and arthritis. Be aware of your limitations and rest when you need to—your body will thank you. 

4. Dress Comfortably If you’re moving around a lot, you want to wear the right clothing—especially footwear. Sandals and flip flops may be lightweight and breathable, but you need shoes with arch support to minimize the stress on your ankle and knee joints. 

5. Stretch Before and After Prepare your body for exercise by performing light stretching prior to activity. Then, when you’re done, remember to do some cool down stretching to keep the muscles around your joints flexible. 

If you experience persistent joint pain throughout the year, stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints.

Please comment below or call us at (201) 288-7246 to learn more.