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Osteoarthritis - what helps?

Posted by @rebhrich, Mar 22, 2016

I,m looking forward to the webinar tomorrow. I have osteoarthritis in most of the joints in my body, the worst being in my neck and upper back. The only war I can get any relief is via strong pain medications.
This is the first I’ve heard about the use of stem cells for osteoarthritis.
Richard

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I am in quite a bit of constant pair due to osteoarthritis. Have you experienced any that helps reduce this type of pain?

@sylviann

I am in quite a bit of constant pair due to osteoarthritis. Have you experienced any that helps reduce this type of pain?

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Hi @sylviann, and welcome to Connect. I’m Alyse, and I’m one of the community moderators here. I’m sorry to hear about your pain, and imagine it is very frustrating not being able to relieve it.

I found some information about osteoarthritis treatments that might be helpful to talk to your doctor about (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/treatment/con-20014749), as well as some information on home remedies and treatments that may help to relieve some of your pain (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20014749).

Have you talked to your doctor about different methods of treatments? Or have you tried anything at home to help manage the pain?

I’m going to connect you with @sherrymalovich and @motormom – both who wrote about their experiences with pain due to osteoarthritis.

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@sylviann

I am in quite a bit of constant pair due to osteoarthritis. Have you experienced any that helps reduce this type of pain?

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Thank you Alyce…I much appreciate your comments. I am very aware of the things you mention…I am convinced that there are only two things that help erase arthritic pain…steroids injections and pain killers. The injections can work in specific spots , but when your arthritis is almost everywhere, it’s virtually impossible to have enough effective steroid injections. In terms of pain killers, many doctors are hesitant to prescribe opioid medicine because of their side effects. Personally, I think the side effects are worth tolerating because they work very well on pain. The Governor of Massachusetts, where I live, has started a War Against Drugs and he doesn’t seem to care about those of us that have to use pain killer drugs because of our pain. He has made life pretty difficult for many people in our state.

looking forward to tomorrow (wedensday).

Stem cell for me

I have osteoarthritis in my ankle – Docs said my options are to immobilize it or replace it, neither are good so have had stem cell therapy using stem cells from my belly fat – so far it seems to be working – looking fwd to the webinar tomorrow but will have to pick it up on this forum, hope somebody gives a thorough report

Osteoarthritis in the hip

I have been told I have osteoarthritis of the left hip. I am in good shape physically except for my left hip. My weight is within the normal range. My left hip is stiff. It is very difficult to buckle my shoe on that side or groom foot on that side. I limp when walking at times and it has affected my favorite exercise which is walking. I have also been told it is bone on bone in one area. I am sixty years old and do not want a hip replacement. I also don’t want to keep taking over the counter medicines for the ache in my hip due to upsetting stomach. Can stem cells help me?

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PRP, cord blood injections, with laser treatments three times a week

My injections were all along my spine due to osteoarthritis,  sciatica pain down my legs.   My back is much better,  but my legs still hurt from the knees down. I have had my veins in my legs all treated, so is there anything I can do to help with the pain?   I do exercises and  am in good shape and wear compression hose that give some relief. Thank you.  Jane

Hi @jansaunds. I’m sorry to hear about your pain and stiffness osteoarthritis is causing you. Are you planning to join today’s webinar on Stem Cell Therapy? Just so you know, it will be recorded and available online following the live presentation if you’re unable to make it.

I’m also tagging @ankle who has had stem cell therapy and says it is working so far. @ankle, would you mind sharing your experience with @jansaunds?

@alysebrunella

Hi @jansaunds. I’m sorry to hear about your pain and stiffness osteoarthritis is causing you. Are you planning to join today’s webinar on Stem Cell Therapy? Just so you know, it will be recorded and available online following the live presentation if you’re unable to make it.

I’m also tagging @ankle who has had stem cell therapy and says it is working so far. @ankle, would you mind sharing your experience with @jansaunds?

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Thank you so much! Yes, I am planning on joining seminar. May not make it quite at 12:00 but going to try my best!!

@alysebrunella

Hi @jansaunds. I’m sorry to hear about your pain and stiffness osteoarthritis is causing you. Are you planning to join today’s webinar on Stem Cell Therapy? Just so you know, it will be recorded and available online following the live presentation if you’re unable to make it.

I’m also tagging @ankle who has had stem cell therapy and says it is working so far. @ankle, would you mind sharing your experience with @jansaunds?

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Yes I will be on line for this as I am very much interested as to how it can also assist my wife who has knee problems.

@janekircher

PRP, cord blood injections, with laser treatments three times a week

My injections were all along my spine due to osteoarthritis,  sciatica pain down my legs.   My back is much better,  but my legs still hurt from the knees down. I have had my veins in my legs all treated, so is there anything I can do to help with the pain?   I do exercises and  am in good shape and wear compression hose that give some relief. Thank you.  Jane

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Hi @janekircher, welcome back to Connect.
I moved your message to this thread so you can meet others like @jansaunds, @rebhrich, @ankle who are also living with osteoarthritis.

I look forward to your continuing the conversation in the discussions.

@alysebrunella

Hi @jansaunds. I’m sorry to hear about your pain and stiffness osteoarthritis is causing you. Are you planning to join today’s webinar on Stem Cell Therapy? Just so you know, it will be recorded and available online following the live presentation if you’re unable to make it.

I’m also tagging @ankle who has had stem cell therapy and says it is working so far. @ankle, would you mind sharing your experience with @jansaunds?

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In short – they removed 8 syringes of belly fat by making a small incision then isolated the stem cells via a machine and injected the stem cells into my ankle joint

Had a bruised belly fo about a week and although the incision was merely covered with a band aid it remained quite tender for about 2 weeks

An interesting procedure for sure

when is it on for est?

@janekircher

when is it on for est?

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1pm Eastern time.

@jansaunds

Osteoarthritis in the hip

I have been told I have osteoarthritis of the left hip. I am in good shape physically except for my left hip. My weight is within the normal range. My left hip is stiff. It is very difficult to buckle my shoe on that side or groom foot on that side. I limp when walking at times and it has affected my favorite exercise which is walking. I have also been told it is bone on bone in one area. I am sixty years old and do not want a hip replacement. I also don’t want to keep taking over the counter medicines for the ache in my hip due to upsetting stomach. Can stem cells help me?

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I listened to the Webinar and it looks like stem cells are definitely the
wave of the future. However, if you have bone on bone, I think a new hip
will help you feel like a new person. I am 66 and have had both hips done
within an 18 month period and it was a piece of cake. The recovery period
is not difficult at all – you are up the same day or early the next. I used
a walker for about a week, a cane for another, and then I was off on my
own. I did the prescribed exercises on my own and have full range of motion
with no discomfort. Knees, on the other hand are another story. I have had
one knee replaced and will definitely seek stem cell treatment for the
other if needed before ever submitting to another knee replacement.

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