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Functional Orthopedics

We all know how important our joints are — they help us move, work and play. But years of intense sports, injuries, and underlying diseases can make the joints deteriorate, leading to joint pain and a reduced range of motion. Functional orthopedics involves using non-surgical treatments to stimulate joint regeneration and healing.

Harness Your Body’s Healing Powers

The musculoskeletal system is responsible for the movement of the human body and for providing stability to the bones and joints. This system comprises the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissues. As we grow older, sports injuries, diseases, and lifestyle factors can lead to the deterioration of the joints and bones, leading to joint pain, reduced range of motion, and other painful conditions.

Functional orthopedics deals with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that negatively affect your life. It specifically focuses on the function of the joints and bones and aims to alleviate your concerns with non-surgical treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy. Functional orthopedics catalyzes your body’s innate healing processes to heal joint problems and injuries and improve your range of motion.

Benefits of Functional Orthopedics:

  • Improve alignment of the body
  • Recover from injuries quicker
  • Alleviate joint pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Stimulate natural regeneration
  • Avoid needing surgery
  • No downtime or recovery period
  • Improve overall quality of life

PRP Therapy

One of the most promising treatments in functional orthopedics is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy involves taking a small sample of the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. This separates the blood into different components, including platelets, which are injected back into the patient. PRP therapy treats various conditions, including tendinitis, arthritis, ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears, and joint injuries.

The human blood contains numerous components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The platelets, in turn, contain a high concentration of growth factors responsible for most of your body’s healing processes, such as cellular regeneration, tissue regeneration, and blood clotting.

When you’re injured, for example, the growth factors in your blood rush to the injured site to stimulate blood clot formation and cellular regeneration.

PRP therapy works by harnessing your body’s innate healing properties. When the growth factor-rich platelets are isolated and injected into the injured joints, your body kickstarts the healing process. Over time, the growth factors in the PRP serum stimulate tissue regeneration to heal your damaged or injured joints, leading to improved functionality. Since this procedure relies on substances derived from your body, there are no major risks.

Stem Cell Therapy

The goal of stem cell therapy is to regenerate damaged tissue and cartilage, thereby relieving pain and restoring function. The regenerative ability of stem cells makes them an appealing treatment option for many orthopedic conditions, including joint degeneration. When stem cells are injected into a damaged joint, they begin to repair and regenerate the damaged tissue, leading to long-lasting relief and improved function.

Stem cells are the types of cells without any specific role or function. Since stem cells don’t have an assigned role, they can transform into any cell your body needs. If you’re suffering from joint injuries and disease, stem cells can be harvested from adult bone marrow or fat and injected into the damaged tissues. The stem cells transform into structural cells to stimulate the regeneration of tendons, joints, cartilage, ligaments, and bones.

If you’re suffering from osteoarthritis, stem cells can also turn into cartilage cells and release proteins that slow down the degeneration of your tissues. Not only can stem cells slow down the degenerative process, but they can also actively heal injured tissues. Furthermore, since stem cells are harvested from your body, they don’t trigger an autoimmune response, and there’s no risk of rejection. As such, stem cell therapy is completely safe.

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Remedy Wellness & Anti Aging is a state-of-the-art functional orthopedic practice specializing in autologous treatments that harness your body’s immense self-healing properties. Our board-certified physicians discuss your symptoms, evaluate your condition, and curate personalized treatments that ensure safe and consistent results, paving the path to optimal health and recovery. Please schedule a consultation to initiate your healthcare journey.

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