317 St. Francis Dr. Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601

317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-235-1834, Fax: 1-864-235-2486

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Regenerative Medicine

Knee Relief Without Surgery

Knee relief without surgery is quite possible.   In fact the majority of knee ailments can be relieved with non-surgical methods.   There are many sources of knee pain including arthritis, sports injuries, back, hip, or ankle pain, weak ligaments, tendinitis and even vascular disease.  In truth there are more reasons than that, but you get the idea.  Naturally it helps to identify exactly what is causing the pain to begin with before you start treatment.  It is often a good idea to not just assume that the source is arthritis or joint space narrowing as quite often treating related structures can provide full relief.  For example if you have back pain it can cause hamstring and quadriceps tightness both of which can compress an already tight joint even further.   I have been able to provide relief for countless knee patients by treating back pain.  The same is true when treatment is directed toward structures that support the joint such as muscle, tendon or ligament.   For more severe cases regenerative techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Stem Cell can often be effective as well.  Discover more about knee pain relief without surgery at piedmontpmr.com.

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Stem Cell For Musculoskeletal Pain

It is quite often that someone comes into our office looking for stem cell treatment for musculoskeletal pain.  Most frequently the request is to avoid a hip or knee replacement, or arthroscopy.  There are several other common indications for stem cell including rotator cuff injuries, certain unresolved, chronic spinal conditions, reversing the signs and symptoms of RSD/CRPS, and skin ulcers associated with peripheral arterial disease.  Occasionally we get asked to perform stem cell harvesting and grafting  for other less well proven conditions such as COPD, nervous system disorders, or congestive heart failure.   While we have not accepted any requests to date for these less proven conditions we continue to  keep our eye on them hoping that the science and literature may eventually improve.   On the other hand we are quite comfortable with stem cell otherwise.   Having said that quite often after our initial history and physical exam we find out that even though someone came in requesting stem cell they dont need it.  There are several more traditional treatments that can work just as well and cost less.  As a leader in stem cell in the Upstate of South Carolina we take our position in that regard seriously.  We want patients to get the best outcomes possible, for the best price, and at the level of care they need.   Learn more about all of the regenerative medicine options we offer by using the Regenerative Medicine link on piedmontpmr.com.

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Regenerative Medicine For Today

There are several options for regenerative medicine today.  For example Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Stem Cell have all been tried, tested and gained wider acceptance within the medical community for various musculoskeletal injuries including tendinitis, ligamentous strain, and osteoarthritis.    The reason is simple.  They work.  And depending on what or how these treatments are done they can be quite affordable.   Prolotherapy  (for proliferate, or to regrow) involves the injection of natural substances.  It is most effect for tendon and ligament related injuries whether in the back, neck or limbs.   PRP is stronger and works quicker.  Likewise it can be effective for more severe conditions like more severe soft injuries rotator cuff syndromes, and early degenerative joint disease.   Stem cell therapy (derived from cells that are harvested from your body or from placenta)  are often employed for more severe cases of joint space narrowing  for those who wish to avoid arthroscopy or joint replacement.  While strict regulations must be followed and it requires the greatest level of expertise to administer with proper hands outcomes are exceptional.   Learn more by using the Regenerative Medicine links on piedmontpmr.com.

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