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Knee Pain Causes and Symptoms

Why does my knee hurt?” is a question too many of us now or will someday face. People of all ages experience knee problems, including sudden knee pain, and such problems can have a huge impact on day-to-day life. Our ability to do things such as walking, getting out of a chair, playing sports, dancing, kneeling and more can be affected when we have knee joint pain.

 

Getting to the bottom of our knee pain causes can help us seek treatment sooner. The sooner we get a knee pain diagnosis, the sooner we can start to reverse the damage or prevent additional damage from occurring — and start enjoying a better quality of life.

 

What causes knee pain?

There are many different knee pain causes, which is why it can sometimes be difficult to get a firm knee pain diagnosis. Our knees are made of cartilage, bone, fluid, and ligaments, and the knee functions with help from the tendons and muscles within our legs, which cause the joint to move. Knee problems can occur when any element of the knee, such as a ligament, or the surrounding tendons or muscles become diseased or injured.

 

Disease and injury are the leading causes of knee pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common disease in the knee and is a result of the knee cartilage gradually being worn away over time and leaving the knee unable to operate as it used to, resulting in swelling and pain.

 

Injuries to the knee commonly happen during sports, car accidents, or falls, but other conditions can also cause knee pain. For example, patellofemoral dysfunction is one of the main disorders affecting the knee and can be caused by patella alta, a condition in which the kneecap sits too high on the knee. Some patients are born with patella alta, but in other cases, patella alta can be caused by osteoarthritis.

 

What does arthritis in the knee feel like?

Arthritis is one of the leading knee pain causes that may be the answer to someone who asks “Why does my knee hurt?” — but its side effects go beyond knee joint pain. Here are some of the most common symptoms of arthritis:

 

  • Knee pain that increases over time, with activity, without activity, or with changes to the weather
  • Tenderness, swelling, or inflammation in the knee, especially after a stretch of time with little to no activity
  • Limited range of motion that makes formerly easy movements difficult
  • Grinding, popping, or cracking sounds that indicate a loss of cartilage in the knee
  • Locking and buckling that may come and go as a result of a weakened knee

 

Not all arthritis is the same; three different forms of arthritis can affect the knee. As mentioned above, osteoarthritis is the most common disease of the knee. It usually happens to people who are middle-aged or older. Other forms of knee arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease that can happen at any age, and post-traumatic arthritis, which can occur as a result of a knee injury. If you suspect you have arthritis, you should see a doctor to get a knee pain diagnosis and identify exactly what’s going on with your knees.

 

What causes knee pain at night?

Knee pain at night comes as a result of overusing the knee during the day, particularly if you have arthritis. Inflammation in the knee can cause sudden knee pain even if it’s been some time since physical activity has ceased. You can lessen the severity of your knee pain at night by being mindful of how you use your knee throughout the day and by making choices to reduce the level of impact your knee experiences. Exercising in the water or on a bike or elliptical can give your knees a break, as can avoiding the stairs. Losing weight is a long-term solution to help lessen knee pain, as your knee won’t have to work as hard to support your body when you’re up and about.

 

How do I know if my knee pain is serious?

Answering yes to any of the following questions may indicate you have a knee problem that needs medical attention:

 

  • Is your knee red or swollen?
  • Did your knee begin hurting following a fall, impact, or another injury?
  • Do you have knee pain, swelling, or tenderness during physical activity such as using the stairs?
  • Do you have knee pain, swelling, or tenderness when you’ve been sitting for an extended period of time?
  • Do you experience pain when you stretch your leg, such as a sharp pain behind your knee?
  • Does your knee joint seem to grind or lock, even without knee pain present?

 

Even if you didn’t answer yes to any of these questions, you may still have other knee pain or a knee condition that could benefit from treatment. People with knee pain often become used to it to the point where they don’t think it’s unusual, but the fact is, it’s not normal to have knee pain on a daily basis. If you find yourself asking, “Why does my knee hurt?” then you should put the question to a medical professional. Any knee discomfort is worth bringing up with your doctor, who will know what to ask and what to look for to discern if there is an underlying issue.

 

How can I make my knee pain go away?

There are several ways to treat knee pain caused by arthritis, injuries, or conditions such as patella alta. Medication can help lower the symptoms of knee pain, but it doesn’t address the underlying cause. Physical therapy can be used to gradually strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee to help it operate correctly. Surgery can help correct severe damage to the knee, such as a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament); unfortunately, surgery isn’t a surefire fix for knee issues, and knee surgery generally comes with a long and painful recovery period.

 

An emerging treatment for knee problems such as knee joint pain is stem cell therapy for knees. Stem cell therapy treatments involve collecting stem cells from a patient’s own fat stores, processing them, and injecting them back into the patient wherever they are needed. Stem cells have a unique capability to heal and regenerate tissues and cells within the body. The procedure can be completed within a day using only local anesthesia and has incredibly short recovery time. Many different knee conditions can be treated with stem cell therapy for knees, including but not limited to the following:

 

  • LCL tear (Lateral Collateral Ligament)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • MCL tear (Medial Collateral Ligament)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Patella Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • PCL tear (Posterior Cruciate Ligament)
  • ACL tear (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Chronic Ligament Sprain
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Iliotibial Band Tendonitis (ITB Syndrome)
  • Post-Traumatic Knee Arthritis
  • Patellar Instability
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy

 

NSI Stem Cell offers state-of-the-art stem cell therapy for knees at its Florida clinics. Contact us today for more information about our treatments for knee joint pain and to find out if you could be a candidate.

The Barometric Pressure and Pain Connection

Have You Noticed the Connection Between Barometric Pressure and Pain?

When you were a kid, did you ever hear the old timers talk about “arthritis weather?” You probably didn’t give it much thought until you got older yourself. But now? Well, now you’re beginning to notice the connection between barometric pressure and pain. But many people don’t understand how and why weather affects joint pain like that of the wrists and hands, the hips, or the knees. Continue reading “The Barometric Pressure and Pain Connection”

What is Plica Syndrome?

What is Plica Syndrome and How do You Know You Have It?

So, you’ve noticed some knee pain lately. It feels achy in general and hurts when you take the stairs. Sometimes when you get up from a chair, the knee tends to “lock up.” Is it arthritis? Is it a torn knee meniscus? Or is it plica syndrome? Continue reading “What is Plica Syndrome?”

Knee Popping: Why is My Knee Clicking?

Knee Clicking: What It Means

Dealing with a popping or clicking knee? You’re not alone. David McAllister, MD, director of the UCLA’s Sports Medicine Program explains, “A lot of joints crack and the knees are a really common joint to crack. Most people have knees that crack when they squat down or go through the full arc of motion. We generally don’t worry about cracking or popping when it isn’t associated with pain or swelling.”

That’s the key, if pain and/or swelling is associated with a popping knee, you could be dealing with injuries ranging from arthritis to an ACL tear.

Below is the information you need to know when it comes to knee popping and clicking.

What is Knee Clicking?

Knee clicking or knee popping occurs when your joints are extended. This can happen as you walk up stairs, walk around town and even as you sit down at your desk. The most common reason your knee is clicking is due to the knee structure not being in the proper position. It could also be from soft tissue catching part of the knee structure. In addition, ligaments and tendons around the knee can stretch over part of the knee structure before snapping back into place. Air bubbles bursting inside the joint fluid can cause the clicking noise as well.

All of these instances are natural and if they are painless when they occur, there is no need to worry about future knee injuries.

What Types of Injuries Are Associated With Knee Clicking?

On the other hand, when the clicking and popping sound is immediately followed by pain and swelling, you most likely have injury that will need to be examined and diagnosed by a physician. Same goes for ongoing knee popping and pain. Below are the types of injuries that are associated with knee clicking.

ACL/MCL Injury

An ACL injury deals with an overstretched or torn ligament located in the center of the knee. MCL injury is when the Medial Collateral Ligament located in the inner side of the knee is overstretched or torn. The knee popping sound is common with both injuries as well as immediate pain and swelling.

Runner’s Knee

When you put ample stress on your tibia from running, it can cause your kneecap to be out of line with your femur. This causes a grinding or clicking of the knee.

Cartilage/Meniscus Tear

The meniscus lines the joint and when it’s torn, small parts of the meniscus can catch in the knee, which results in knee pain, swelling and knee clicking.

Arthritis

Arthritis occurs when the cartilage of the knee is worn down and/or tears. This is most common for people over the age of 50. Knee popping, pain and clicking is common with arthritis.

How Knee Clicking is Treated

What are the treatment options with knee clicking? The first step is to talk with your healthcare provider and understand your options when it comes to treating your knee clicking and/or knee popping.

From icing the knee down after an exercise to surgery and stem cell injections, there are many ways to treat knee clicking if you are experiencing swelling and pain. Below are the most common treatments.

Icing/Rest/Knee Brace

If you’re experiencing runner’s knee, icing and rest are a common way to treat your knee after a run/workout. Knee braces are a great way to also help keep your knee in the proper position when you exercise.

In addition, physical therapy can help strengthen the knee joints and structure.

Surgery

For the more severe knee injuries (ACL, MCL, meniscus tears) surgery may be required to repair and remove damaged tissue. The recovery process can vary from short term to long term.

Stem Cell Therapy

If you’re looking to avoid knee surgery, NSI Stem Cell offers an array of stem cell treatment plans, all of which are designed to target specific issues involving the knee joint and the surrounding area of the leg.* Whether it is pain, stiffness, numbness, nerve pinching, trauma, bone-on-bone damage, arthritis, osteoporosis, tendon pulls, muscle aches or other issues, stem cell injections can help you find relief!*

Our stem cell injections will help heal damaged tissues, restore nerve communication, improve blood and oxygen flow, speed healing, restore mobility, improve flexibility, and help strengthen the damaged knee.* Here at NSI Stem Cell Centers, treating knee pain with stem cell injections is just one of the services we offer. We used the patient’s own stem cells to repair and strengthen, to return form, function and stability of their knees.* Our goal is to help you continue living a happy, active, healthy life that allows you to do the things you love without worrying about pain or possible future injury.*

Click here to learn more about stem cell therapy for knee pain.

How to Keep Your Knees Healthy

In order to keep your knees healthy, it’s important that you exercise on a regular basis. Great knee exercises include: squats, walking up stairs or hills and riding a bike or a stationary bike. Also, be sure to properly stretch and warm up before your exercises to avoid knee injury.

Click here to learn more about knee strengthening exercises.

About National Stem Cell Institute (NSI)

Considering stem cell therapy for knee treatment? When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of the so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Knee Effusion: Water on the Knee

Do You Have a Swelling Knee? It Could Be Knee Effusion

Have you heard the term “water on the knee?” It’s a common term for the medical condition known as knee effusion. When a swelling knee is caused by knee effusion, excess fluid has accumulated in or around the joint. Of course, there is any number of reasons for a swelling knee. These include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ligament or meniscus injuries. Continue reading “Knee Effusion: Water on the Knee”

The Best Exercises to Improve Lymphatic Flow

The lymphatic system is comprised of a network of vessels that move lymphatic fluid throughout the body. This specialized fluid absorbs waste and toxins from all areas of the body and then expels it from the body. If your lymphatic system is blocked or clogged, the body can become poisoned by its own toxic waste building up. This can lead to inflammation, pain, swelling, illness, and disease; this is why it is important to keep the system flowing and to know what you can do to help with improving lymphatic flow when it does start to slow down. Thankfully one of the best ways to keep the lymphatic system working properly is to use exercises that help the lymphatic system move fluid throughout the body- here are some great ones you can start with:

best exercises for lymphatic system

Pelvic Tilt

Lie flat on your back move your arms so your hands are clasped behind your head. If this position is uncomfortable for you, then keep your stretched out flat alongside your body. Bend your knees so both feet are flat on the floor and keep them in alignment with your hips as much as possible. Slowly tighten your muscles and tuck your tailbone under so you are pressing the lower back into the floor, and then release. Do this at least 10 times each time.

Neck Rotation

This is a good workout you can do anywhere- even sitting at your office chair! Sit or stand with your back straight and your shoulders level. As you inhale, slowly turn your head to the right to a count of five. Hold for a count of five then exhale for a count of five. Repeat this same process with the other side. Do five repetitions on each side for a good workout. This is a good workout for improving lymphatic flow been when stuck at a desk all day!

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Shoulder Shrug

This is another great workout for those who are stuck doing desk work for long hours each day. When you know the exercises that help the lymphatic system work as it should you can help keep yourself healthy day in and day out. Stand or sit in a comfortable position and do a few slow deep breaths to relax. As you inhale, pull your shoulders up together at the same time toward your ears, hold for a five count, and then exhale and relax to a natural position.

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Leg Slides

For exercises that help the lymphatic system, this one is a little more involved and needs to be done at home. Lie on your back, put your arms to your sides and extend your legs out straight. As you slowly inhale, slide one leg along the floor and out to the side as far as you comfortably can. Exhale and slowly sliding the leg back to its starting position. Repeat on the other side and repeat for 5 reps on each side. This helps keep lymphatic fluids flowing.

Ankle Pumps

Another workout you can do at home is ankle pumps. Lying on the floor flat on your back, pull your arms up over your head and straighten your arms as much as you can. Starting with one leg rotate the ankle three times then flex for your toes point like a ballerina. Repeat on the other side and do these five times on each side. If you cannot laydown, try to sit in a chair or on the floor and straighten your legs as much as possible and do the toe flex.

ankle

Leg Falls

The final option you have for exercises that help the lymphatic system, you can do easy leg lift and fall workouts. Simply lie down on your back and make sure your knees are bent with the feet flat on the floor. Lower your leg, to the side, so the knee touches the floor off to the side of your hip. Do the same with the other leg then pull them back to the center position. Perform five times on each side to help with improving lymphatic flow throughout the body.

If your lymphatic system is blocked or clogged, the body can become poisoned by its own toxic waste building up. This can lead to a host of issues so doing these simple exercises every day can help keep the lymphatic system in order. These are just some of the exercises that help the lymphatic system so you can start improving lymphatic flow right now! And another way to stay fit and heathy is to opt for more natural approaches to treating illnesses, diseases, or chronic condition- that is where NSI can make all the differnece in the world!

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Effective Natural Remedies for Managing Joint Pain

Only those who have experienced joint pain understand how debilitating and frustrating it can be. Joint pain is one condition that can seriously limit your freedom of movement. It affects your productivity and can even prevent you from performing simple day to day tasks. Unless properly addressed the condition can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Our article explains in detail some effective natural remedies for managing joint pain.

When joint pain hits most people require relief fast. Not only does the pain immobilize you, it is often very difficult to ignore. For this reason, many people opt for pain killers. However, these pain killers tend to have side effects and often lead to dependency. Some of the common medications used for joint pain include:

Corticosteroids: These are fast acting medications that mimic the body’s cortisone. It controls inflammation and is used for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. One of the side effects of corticosteroids is that it can encourage fluid retention and increase pressure in the eyes.

Analgesics: These are medications designed specifically for managing pain. It is used for arthritis and injuries resulting from surgery. It is recommended for people who do not react very well with NSAIDs. Some of its side effects include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, skin rash, dry mouth, and ringing in the ears.

DMARDs (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Medication): These drugs are designed to modify the factors causing the illness. They are used for treating a wide range of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and different forms of joint pain. Some of the potential side effects of the drug include stomach problems and irritation of the gut lining, belching and constipation, as well as blood and liver issues.

NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs): These are a group of different drugs used to treat joint pain and different forms of arthritis. They are often taken orally and some are available without a prescription. However, medical practitioners caution patients to be extra careful when using these drugs. They can cause serious complications including, bleeding stomach, stomach pain, and ulcers, Headaches, liver and kidney problems, as well as allergic reactions that may cause skin rashes.

Pain killers can provide temporary relief for people suffering from different forms of joint pain. However, they hardly provide a long term solution that can help people restore their sense of well being and quality of life.

There are several natural joint pain treatment solutions that you could use to treat your condition. Depending on the severity of your illness, you may see progressive gains until you no longer require daily medication for your pain. These natural treatments may take longer than conventional medication but they can provide long term relief that is also beneficial to your overall health.

The Basics of Joint Pain

Joints are the tissues that support and connect different segments of the bone in order to facilitate movement. People often assume that the sensation of pain they feel is coming from their bone or muscles, but in reality, it is the tissues in between the bones that are causing the pain. Although it is possible for the muscles and bones to cause pain as a result.

These soft tissues in between the bones can get inflamed causing limitation in movement and sensations of agonizing pain. Inflammation can be caused by an autoimmune disease and aggravated by other factors such as poor diet.

Joint pain can affect the following parts of the body:

  • Neck
  • Jaw
  • Wrists, Hands, Ankles, and Feet
  • Lower Back
  • Hips
  • Back of Legs

Effective Natural Remedies for Managing Joint PainCommon Causes of Joint Pain

If you have joint pain it may have been caused by a number of the following factors:

Poor Posture: Poor posture can be caused by habits such as sitting position, or sitting for too long without taking a break. Other habits such as focusing on exercises that strengthen the chest muscles at the expense of shoulder muscles have been cited as potential causes of bad posture.

Inflammation Causing Illness: Illnesses like osteoarthritis and arthritis cause inflammation of the soft tissue between the bones which in turn cause immobility and sensations of pain.

Sports and Use of Heavy Equipment: Certain sports can cause one to exert too much pressure on certain joints and body parts. If you use heavy equipment at the gym without proper care you can damage the soft tissue in between your joints and which can potentially lead to chronic joint pain.

Inactivity and Sedentary Lifestyle: On the other hand, inactivity can cause joint pain in the long run. This is based on the idea of disuse syndrome which states that certain parts of the body tend to deteriorate if they are not used for a considerable period of time. Prolonged periods of inactivity can reduce reaction times, and increase the possibility of developing an injury. Additionally, inactivity can cause certain physiological changes in the body that can increase the sensation of pain.

Aging: The body’s natural aging process is another factor that causes joint pain. As we get older the body does not produce enough collagen for building cartilage needed to support joints. Progressive deterioration of the cartilage will eventually cause significant aches and pains.

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Natural Treatments for Joint Pain

Diets, Exercise and Well Being

There are a number of positive habits that you can adopt and incorporate into your day to day routine. Most of them have been validated by scientific research and endorsed by conventional medical practitioners. These are simple practical steps you should incorporate into your day to day lifestyle that will help you manage your condition.

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Good Diet and Foods to Eliminate

Joint pain is often a result of the deterioration of the connective tissues due to chronic inflammation. You can avoid chronic inflammation by adopting a diet that is rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

JOINT PAIN-HEALTHY FOODHere are some of the beneficial foods you should have:

Green Leafy Vegetables: This includes spinach, kales, collards, and cauliflower.

Nuts: Almonds and walnuts have important fatty acids that can help combat inflammation at the cellular level.

Fatty Fish: These are fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. They include salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna.

Fresh Fruits: Fruits such as oranges, cherries, and strawberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants that help prevent inflammation and the deterioration of the connective tissues of the joints.

Olive oil: Contains certain phenolic compounds which have very powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

Tomatoes: They contain a very powerful antioxidant, that has been proven to have anticancer properties, known as lycopene.

On the other hand, certain foods help to increase inflammation in the body. These are mainly products that come with additives and preservatives. Certain products made from grain are also major factors that are known to increase inflammation in the body. Here are the main culprits in our modern diet.

  • Carbonated beverages such as sodas and energy drinks
  • Fast foods such as French fries and pizza
  • Red meat and beef products such as burgers and steak
  • Margarine and Lard

Weight Loss

Being overweight for an extended period of time often leads to a case of chronic pain that can happen in a number of different ways. Extra fat puts a lot of strain on the surrounding muscle and bones. If you already have a condition such as osteoporosis being overweight or obese can increase the rate of bone loss. This can cause further complications and may lead to more painful sensations around the joints.

Excess weight tends to cause a havoc in the body. It overloads the body’s stress reaction to inflammation and the oxidative process and this causes a chain of physiological processes that increase inflammation. Excess fat is also directly linked to type 2 diabetes which is another condition that can cause a wide range of problems and reduce your body’s capacity to deal with pain.

Luckily adopting some of the natural therapies should help you combat weight. The best way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy balanced diet. Some experts have pointed out that 70 percent of the gains you’ll get from your weight loss effort are from dieting alone. Exercise contributes to the remaining 30 percent.

You do not have to completely overhaul your diet. Start by eliminating foods that cause inflammation. Replace the sugar in your tea or coffee with a healthy sweetener such as Stevia. Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Not only will it help you to cut down excess fat in your body, the fruits and vegetables will go a long way in restoring your bodily functions and facilitate healing.

JOINT PAIN-WEIGHT LOSS

Adequate Sleep

Another simple and practical way to manage your condition is to get adequate sleep every night. Adequate sleep is considered to be of 7 to 8 hours duration every day. You also need to ensure that you have minimal or no interruption during these hours when you are asleep.

Sleep disturbances, as well as lack of adequate sleep, are known to cause the elevation of levels of certain compounds such as CRP (C-reactive protein) and IL6 (interleukin 6). These compounds have been linked to inflammation in the body and a range of cardiovascular diseases. It is also important to note that sleeping longer than nine hours a day may also cause an increase in levels of these substances.

 

 

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Supplementation with Helpful Enzymes, Vitamins, Nutrients and Natural Compounds

There are a number of supplements you can use to manage joint pain. These supplements are made from natural products and can help manage your condition both in the short term and long term without any significant side effects. Here are some of the top supplements we recommend.

Glucosamine: This is a supplement that can manage joint pain conditions and has been backed by several studies. Glucosamine is a natural chemical that is produced by the body but deteriorates as we get older. Supplementation with the compound has been found to be beneficial for people with certain conditions such as arthritis. You can take 500 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate thrice a day.

Calcium and Vitamin D: Vitamin D helps to facilitate the absorption of calcium in the body and to regulate levels of both calcium and phosphorus. Lack of calcium causes joint and muscle pain because both of these body parts use calcium as a key compound in their biological messaging processes.

Potassium and Sodium: Potassium plays an important role in many biological functions including facilitating muscle contractions, and maintaining heart function. Sodium and potassium also help to reduce fluid retention and minimize the sensation of pain. Some of the natural sources of potassium are fruits and vegetables, legumes, sweet potatoes, fat-free yogurt, etc.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: These are essential compounds needed for important body functions such as fighting inflammation facilitating communications at the cellular level. Unfortunately, the body does not produce any of these essential compounds so you have to get it from food sources such as fish and nuts. You can also supplement with fish oil. A few clinical studies focusing on its effect on rheumatoid arthritis shows that fish oil can reduce pain for people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Proteolytic Enzymes: Your body has more than 50,000 different enzymes controlling a wide range of biological functions. They also play an important role in regulating the immune system as well as inflammation. Some clinical studies suggest that these enzymes can be as beneficial, or even more beneficial than some of the common Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.

Adaptogenic Herbs: These are herbs that boost the body’s ability to withstand physical, mental and environmental stresses. Some of these herbs have been used for centuries to treat various ailments and have also been validated by modern research as effective agents that can combat inflammation and help manage joint pain. Some of the common herbs used to combat joint pain include turmeric or curcumin, cat’s claw, devil’s claw, cayenne pepper, willow bark, ginger, ashwagandha, bromelain, arnica, amongst others.

Other Classic Forms of Managing Pain

The following are some of the classic remedies you can use to manage pain in the short term:

Hot or Cold Packs: The use of cold or hot packs on the affected area is a classic remedy used by sports men and women to provide fast relief. You can use both cold and hot packs for the best results. The cold pack helps numb sharp pain and minimizes inflammation. You can use a heating pad, a gel pack or improvise with a bag of ice to apply pressure on the affected area 20 minutes a day. Applying this method twice or thrice daily should be enough to help manage mild to moderate pain.

Use of Epsom Salt: For many years taking a soaking bath full of Epsom salt has been considered to be an effective treatment for joint and muscle pain. You can try this classic remedy by taking an Epsom salt bath for fifteen to twenty minutes. Not only does it reduce muscle spasms and numb sharp pain, it can also reduce inflammation and help manage the condition in the long term.

Essential Oils: Applying peppermint or eucalyptus oil directly to the affected area can also help reduce pain and fight inflammation. There are studies to show that these essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the body where they have a soothing effect on the injured part of the body. You can also use these essential oils together with Epsom salt in your bath to ease pain relax muscles and minimize inflammation.

Stem Cell Treatment for Joint Pain

It is possible to not only manage your condition but reverse it all together with the new revolutionary stem cell therapy. This form of treatment can be used to treat a wide range of joint pain problems such as back pain, arthritis, osteoarthritis, amongst other related conditions.

One of the greatest benefits of this ground breaking treatment program is that it is non-invasive. Unlike, some conventional procedures for dealing with issues such as back pain, it has very little downtime. It typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

The process begins by removing fat tissue from the abdomen or the thighs through a microscopic incision. The tissue is taken into a centrifuge and the stem cells are separated from other tissues. The resulting solution is enriched with growth factors to facilitate healing as well as encourage more stem cells to develop.

The stem cells act as templates for new cells needed to build damaged tissues and organs. When they are reintroduced into a patient with a joint pain condition, they help to facilitate the production of cartilage and other cells and tissues needed to repair the affected area. Stem cell therapy has also been used to treat people with spinal cord injuries.

These natural treatments can help you deal with different forms of joint pain. However, if you experience any symptoms lasting more than a few weeks, you need to see a doctor. Your case may be due to a wide range of issues and you may need to establish what that is exactly. You can make significant gains by simply adopting a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and managing stress levels.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

7 Things To Do If You Underpronate Or Overpronate

When Feet Overpronate Or Underpronate, Lots Of Leg And Back Problems Follow

It gets a bit of a bad rap, but pronation is actually a natural element of walking. Pronation is what aids the feet’s shock absorbing qualities. So pronation, in and of itself, is not what causes foot and leg pain. But when we overpronate or underpronate…well, that’s another matter.

The technical name for under- or overpronation is supination. When the foot underpronates, the natural act of pronation is too abbreviated. When the foot has a tendency to overpronate, the natural roll inward is too much. Over- and underpronation are among the most common reasons for pain and mobility problems related to the feet and ankles. Abnormal pronation accounts for many postural problems that can lead to chronic, painful lower body conditions.

According to Becker’s Orthopedic Review, orthopedic surgeons now exceed cardiologists in annual earnings. This comes as no surprise to the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), which reports that chronic foot, ankle, knee, and back pain are among the most common reasons patients come to them for therapy. While people are relieved to find an alternative to invasive surgery –which is usually followed by long periods of rehabilitation, they are often shocked to learn that they may have been able to nip their chronic condition in the bud by correcting their feet’s tendency to under- or overpronate.

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It is believed that collapsed arches affect most industrial-world adults.

To one extent or another, collapsed arches (also known as flat feet) are believed to affect the majority of adults in the industrialized world. When feet tend to overpronate, it is usually because of one or more of the following reasons:

  • Footwear doesn’t support the feet properly
  • Weak legs
  • Daily walking on a flat, hard surface

All of the above can contribute to the breakdown of the foot’s soft tissue structures. This can cause joints to become too loose which, in turn, cause the bones in feet to shift.

There is little wonder, then, that feet which under- or overpronate are a regular source of pain. But the foot pain is just part of the story. Walking and posture problems may begin there, but pain and mobility issues regularly migrate upward to affect ankles, calves, and knees. Abnormal pronation can also be the root cause of back pain. When left undiagnosed, over- or underpronation can lead people to misunderstanding the reason for their lower back pain and wondering why they can’t get consistent relief.

Feet that under- or overpronate affect how a person stands, runs, and distributes body weight, increasing the risk of injury during activities like exercising, dancing, or even simply picking up a child or grandchild for a hug.

The Basics Behind Feet That Under- Or Overpronate

Naturally, no one has a body that is perfect in its symmetry and balance. That means that most people’s feet have a tendency to under- or overpronate. The problem occurs when the pronation is excessive to the point that it adversely affects the normal gait cycle.

So what causes the feet to have pronation abnormalities? By and large, it is generally caused by one or more of the following:

  • Muscular compensation that is the body’s response to poor posture or old injuries.
  • Poor running form (particularly common in athletics).
  • When circumstances like too little activity, limited range of motion, or age-related stiffness cause lower body to become weak.
  • Overuse, such as excessive exercise or having to stand for long durations.
  • Cartilage loss in the subtalar joint (where the foot and ankle meet)of the foot.
  • Dysfunction or injury of the tibialis posterior tendon, which attaches the calf muscle to the bones on the inside of the foot.

Typical Symptoms Of Feet That Under- Or Overpronate

Foot pain is, of course, the single most common symptom when a foot tends to under- or overpronate abnormally. Types of pain and other symptoms related to excessive pronation include:

  • Pain that moves from the foot upward. It is usually felt when the sufferer stands for extended periods, walks or runs. It may very well spread from the underfoot to the thighs and even the back.
  • Ankles or heels that swell.
  • Stiffness, loss of function, and a reduction in the foot or lower body’s range of motion.

This all may seem scary. But there is good news. Your feet can be “taught” to improve their function. In most cases, the tendency to under- or overpronate can be “trained” away.

Overpronating Or Underpronating. Which One Is Happening to You?

Overpronation

The tendency to overpronate abnormally happens when the foot rolls excessively when you walk or run. But it can also occur when you stand. Over a period of time, the arches of the feet “collapse” and roll inward, flattening too much toward the ground.

When feet overpronate, the first and second toes are forced to absorb too much shock. When walking or running, the front of the foot must depend too much on the first and second toes to push off the ground. The result of this abnormal pressure can be foot pain. A foot with a tendency to overpronate is more susceptible to injuries such as runner’s knee, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis.

Underpronation

With underpronation, the foot insufficiently rolls when it lands while walking, running, or other foot placement activities. Not enough of the outer foot absorbs the shock.

In the case of underpronation it is the outer toes of the foot that must bear the better part of the weight as the foot pushes away from the ground. Again, foot pain can result. Common injuries include iliotibial band syndrome of the knees, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. It can also be the underlying reason for general instability and stiffness.

Knowing When You Have A Tendency To Under- Or Overpronate

Make no mistake. The tendency to under- or overpronate abnormally may not be immediately obvious to the untrained eye. The problem can often be caused by very minute changes in ankle, knee, or hip alignment. You may not become aware of abnormal pronation until you notice visible changes in your posture or suffer joint strain.

So, how can the average person be more aware of a tendency to under- or overpronate? One of the best ways is to understand what a healthy posture should look and feel like.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

To check for any tendencies to under- or overpronate, begin at the toes:

  1. Stand with your shoes and socks off. Face straight ahead. With hands resting on thighs, straighten the back upright.
  2. Now look down, checking the stance of legs, ankles, and toes.
  3. The feet and knees should be facing forward or with only a minor external rotation of the toes outward.
  4. The toes should be pointing in the same forward direction as the feet and ankles. There should be no rolling inward or outward of either ankles or knees, other than very slightly.
  5. Do the knees seem to roll inward while the toes point outward? This is an indication of overpronation.
  6. Or do the knees face outward? This is an indication of underpronation.

Another way to check for any tendencies to under- or overpronate is to physically draw a line on the front of your legs (remember! Don’t use permanent marker!). The line should run from the thighs, over the knees, and to the ankles.

Does the line curve at any particular area? If it seems to curve inward, that indicates overpronation. If it seems to curve outward, that indicates underpronation.

How Abnormal Pronation Is Diagnosed

A physical examination of the hips, legs, and feet by a trained professional is the first step. Besides looking for signs of excessive pronation and imbalances, special attention is paid to any loss of function. You’ll be examined for any possible nerve damage as well as other problems with functionality and pain.

Whether you show a tendency to under- or overpronate, a common recommendation is to begin with orthotic shoe inserts. By correcting alignment, these are often effective in the relief of foot pain by resolving abnormal pronation or supporting flat feet.

In severe cases, physical therapy, medication, or regenerative therapy may come into play.

When the feet under- or overpronate to the point where severe problems arise, physical therapy (PT) may be in order. The patient will be trained in custom stretches and exercises designed to retrain the hips, legs, knees, ankles, and feet to balance weight properly.

Feet that under- or overpronate abnormally can, in some cases, contribute to tissue and joint inflammation that can be acute or even chronic. When this happens, anti-inflammatory medication might be prescribed. If pain ever becomes very bad, some doctors might also prescribe anti-inflammatory medication to decrease swelling and tissue/joint inflammation.

Today, regenerative medicine methods like stem cell and/or platelet rich plasma therapies are used regularly when abnormal pronation has caused damage to the joints of the hips and/or knees and ankles. It is quite rare today for patients who suffer from acute or chronic joint or foot pain to have to resort to surgery. But, even in cases where this must be done, regenerative therapies are often used as an auxiliary treatment to speed healing and reduce time spent in rehabilitation.

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5 Ways To Resolve Overpronation Naturally

  1. Make Improvements to Posture and Walking/Running Form

Poor posture and form play a large underlying role in leg, heel, and foot pain. Injury and the tendency of the feet to overpronate can arise repeatedly when posture and/or form issues aren’t corrected.

Among the signs to look for that warn you’re not using correct form in walking or running include:

  • The arches don’t roll upward when your feet strike the ground.
  • The heel strikes the ground too hard and abruptly without rolling evenly forward.
  • The toes don’t lift properly as your foot goes into its forward roll to complete the step.

To help correct any tendencies to overpronate, work on the following:

  • Focus on having the outer side of the foot/heel make first contact with the ground.
  • If you’re a runner, consider landing closer to mid-foot, especially if you’re a heavy heel striker. Work on making a softer landing. When you don’t lead with the heel, landing more lightly becomes natural.
  • Increase your number of steps slightly. A small increase per minute can help keep you find a more naturally healthy foot placement.
  • Avoid making your toes do the bulk of the push at the lift-off point.

Keep in mind that you’ll be teaching your mind and body a new habit in form. If you have a tendency to overpronate, you may have using poor form for years. So be patient with yourself as you develop the new form. Eventually your body will get on board with the better gait and it will feel natural and come more easily to you.

YouTube has many good videos demonstrating good walking form.

  1. Give Your Legs Better and More Frequent Stretches

When you overpronate excessively, the muscles of the legs and lower back experience increased stress. They can feel sore and stiff, which can worsen matters. Ensuring that the legs received proper stretching before and after working out helps increase flexibility, motion range, and circulation.

A good stretch session for your calves and hamstrings can include:

Using a foam roller on your calves just before stretching (assuming your doctor gives you the okay to use one). Foam rollers help loosen knots and micro-tensions. When you find tender spots, focus the roll on each one for about thirty seconds. Remember not to roll back and forth too quickly.

Simple and effective calf raises can be done by sitting on the edge of a couch or chair with your feet flat on the floor. Using one leg at a time, keep the heel of the foot on the floor while you lift and point your toes toward the ceiling. You should feel the stretch in your calf. Maintain the stretch for about thirty seconds, so that you feel a stretch in your calf muscle. Hold for 30 seconds, then do the same with the other leg, three times per leg.

Do some old-fashioned toe touches. In a standing position, make sure your legs are straight. Bend from the waist and stretch as far toward the floor as you safely can. Hold the stretch for about thirty seconds. Toe touches can be done with legs together or stretched wide. You can do the stretch against the wall for a little balance support if needed. Repeat a few times.

Ankle rolls can be done lying on your back. Lift your legs in the air and rotate your ankles gently. Do several rolls clockwise, then counter clockwise. You can do both ankles at once, or lift each leg separately. A few sets per ankle will do nicely.

Consider learning yoga. Yoga’s benefits are many, and two of the prime ones is effective stretching that relieves tight legs and improves overall flexibility.

STRETCHING

  1. Find a Physical Therapist that Specializes in Soft Tissue Massage

A professional soft tissue massage loosens and activates muscles. When used on the lower back, hips, and legs, it aids in the restoration of proper alignment and breaks up tissue adhesions/scar tissue. When applied to the feet, soft tissue massage can help in the alleviation of arch conditions.

If you presently overpronate to excess, don’t be discouraged. Neither over- nor underpronation has to be a permanent condition. Muscles and joints can be trained to distribute body weight in a healthy manner. Professional assistance can make the “re-set” go more easily.

Professional soft tissue massage/functional rehabilitation is especially beneficial for those who must stand for long periods of time daily, those who are professional or serious amateur athletes, or those who are highly active day in and day out.

  1. Make Sure You Wear Quality Support Shoes

Have you looked at the wear pattern on the heels and outsoles of your shoes? When you overpronate, you’ll see more wear on the inward part than the outward. You may even feel the shoes’ tendency to roll inward, especially if they are very worn down. Choosing the right shoes and sneakers can go a long way in helping you avoid lower back, leg, and foot pain.

Below are tips to help you choose the best footwear for those who overpronate:

  • Select thicker, firmer shoes to help with motion stability. Shoes that are flimsy and too flexible offer poor arch support. If you have fallen arches, this can increase your risk of injury.
  • Look for shoes with multi-density midsoles. These are shoes that have more than two layers of density at the center of the shoe’s outsole. The multi-density can help prevent the foot’s tendency to overpronate.
  • Adding quality arch supports to the inner sole your shoes can help relieve foot pain and pressure. These can be custom-made, but well-constructed arch supports that are mass produced are also available.
  1. Properly Treat Calluses & Bunions

When you overpronate, bunions and calluses can form. This can begin an unhealthy cycle, in that bunions and calluses can rub against the shoe, causing you discomfort which –in turn- can promote even more abnormal pronation. Choose wider footwear and properly padding bunions and calluses to help put a stop to the cycle.

If foot pain from bunions and calluses becomes worse, try applying ice several times daily for twenty minutes at a time. Elevating the sore foot helps to reduce swelling. So does a self-applied foot massage using essential oils that are anti-inflammatory, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender.

Underpronation The Problem? Try These Natural Treatments

  1. Loosening Muscles that are Susceptible to Injuries Due to Underponation

The stretching exercises outlined above for those who overpronate are also great for people who underpronate. For those with sufficient overall body strength and flexibility, adding a stretch known as the “crab crawl” or “crab walk” to those above can be a real help.

Try, also, rolling a tennis ball across the length of the bottom of each foot to massage the fascia muscles. If you prefer, massaging the fascia with your hands works well, too.

  1. Strengthening Your Legs

To strengthen weak leg muscles, try the exercises below:

  • Squats
  • Lunges (not just the forward kind, but side lunges, too)
  • Calf Raises
  • Uphill Walking
  • Sprinting
  1. Get Rid of Over-Worn Footwear!

Whether you under- or overpronate, footwear that is too worn should be replaced. This is especially important for people who must stand for long periods or who exercise regularly.

A good way to know if your shoes need to be replaced is to set them on a flat surface. Look at the outer edges. If they tilt outward, you underpronate. If they tilt inward, you overpronate. Those who underpronate will likely have better relief from hip, leg, and foot pain by wearing more flexible, lightweight footwear. Lighter weight shoes tend to hold up better with foot motion for those who underpronate, as opposed to overpronate.

What To Do If Pronation Causes Chronic Pain

In most cases, tendencies to under- or overpronate can be overcome by learning better movement form and correcting poor posture. And the importance of quality, properly fitting shoes that fit every level of activity cannot be stressed enough.

But when pain becomes chronic, it can be due to damage that must be addressed in addition to the above solutions. Today, the therapeutic methods of regenerative medicine has greatly reduced the dependency on surgery for chronic joint, muscle, and tendon injuries that can result from years of abnormal pronation.

As with any medical procedure or physical therapy practice, it is essential that your selected regenerative medicine facility (commonly referred to as a stem cell clinic) be fully licensed and employ trained physicians, therapists, and staff. With that in mind, the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) offers the tips below to help you with your research.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

5 Real World Stem Cell Therapy Benefits

5 Stem Cell Therapy Types Are Changing Lives Right Now In The U.S.!

There has been no greater medical advance in modern history than that of stem cell therapy. Decades of clinical research has grown exponentially into real world applications that are improving the lives of regular Americans in the here and now. Among the most exciting elements are the advances made with stem cell therapy regarding the relief of chronic pain and its effectiveness in addressing difficult-to-heal injuries: all done with no need for medication or invasive surgery. Continue reading “5 Real World Stem Cell Therapy Benefits”

Stem Cell Therapies: Fact vs. Fiction

Wondering If All The Buzz You’ve Been Hearing About Stem Cell Therapies Is Real?

You’ve probably been hearing quite a bit about stem cell therapies and platelet rich plasma treatments already in practice here in the United States. And what people are saying sounds amazing: how the harnessing of the body’s natural regenerative powers through adult stem cells is restoring, re-growing, and repairing so effectively, it’s a true revolution that is changing the face of modern medicine. Continue reading “Stem Cell Therapies: Fact vs. Fiction”

Effective PRP For 7 Common Injuries & More

Check Out How PRP For These Common Injuries Gets You Back In The Game Fast!

You may have heard the buzz about platelet rich plasma (PRP) as a treatment for injuries related to sports. PRP for a wide array of injuries and chronic degenerative pain has been around for many years now. But you have questions, not the least of them being: what is PRP in the first place? And why has it become so popular in the past few years?

The rise in the use of PRP for treating injuries -as well as a companion therapy in the treatment of chronic conditions like COPD and arthritis– is due in large part to its success among professional athletes. From Masters champion Tiger Woods to football and tennis stars like Peyton Manning and Rafael Nadal, using PRP for muscle, tendon, and joint injuries has become the preferred treatment choice over invasive surgeries.

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Medical Breakthrough On Joint Pain!

Suffering From Joint Pain Related To Osteoarthritis? The Latest Findings Are Groundbreaking!

There are many types of arthritis related to joint pain. But new developments in osteoarthritis (OA) treatment are much in the news lately. OA is a painful, degenerative disease that inevitably has a significant impact on the sufferer’s quality of life. Medications and surgeries have been a boon to humanity for centuries, but neither can stop the progression of osteoarthritis, much less reverse it. Even while needing to depend on these methods, the medical field has never stopped its search for a safe, effective, long-term solution for OA’s progressively degenerative effects. Continue reading “Medical Breakthrough On Joint Pain!”