Stem Cell Treatment Areas

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Treatment Areas for Stem Cell Therapy 

stem cell therapy treatment for the shoulder


The shoulder is a complex joint that involves three bone areas and four muscle groups.

Arthritic conditions can develop in the shoulder over time, causing pain and limited range of motion.

Typical conditions in the shoulder include:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tears


The hip is one of the most important joints in our body. 

Pain in the hip can affect movements throughout the body.

Typical conditions include:

  • arthritis in the hip
  • tendonitis
  • cartilidge tears
  • ligament strains
stem cell therapy treatment for the hip
stem cell therapy treatment for the lower back

Lower Back

Any part of the back can be affected by arthritis, but arthritis in the lower back can be the most painful, since it supports more body weight.

Arthritis in the lower back tends to take place over time and is typically caused by a gradual degeneration of the spine as people get older. Lower back arthritis can affect even the slightest bending and stretching of the back.

Symptoms of arthritis in the lower back:

  • pain in the lower back area, which can extend to surrounding areas
  • muscle spasms and stiffness in the lower back
  • decreased range of motion


Osteoarthritis of the knee is more common in older people, but it can happen to people of all ages.

There are three main types of arthritis that occurs in the knee:

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • post-traumatic arthritis

Symptoms of arthritis in the knee include:

  • swelling
  • tenderness
  • pain
  • locking
  • popping sounds
stem cell therapy treatment for the knee
stem cell therapy treatment for the hand and wrist

Hand & Wrist

The wrist is one of the more complex joints in the body with multiple bones and is even comprised of many smaller joints. There are also several joints in the hand, including the fingers.

Arthritis in the hand & wrist can be quite painful and make it difficult to pick up objects and loosen tops to jars and bottles.

The types of arthritis that most commonly affect the hand & wrist are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis


The elbow is actually made up of three bones and even has various joints. Arthritis in the elbow can be painful not only when bending the elbow, such as when picking something up, but also when carrying something, such as a briefcase.

Symptoms of arthritis in the elbow include:

  • swelling
  • pain
  • stiffness
  • decreased range of motion
stem cell therapy treatment for the elbow
stem cell therapy treatment for the neck


Arthritis in the neck most commonly occurs as the result of aging. As we get older, the discs and joints in the neck begin to degrade, just as in other joints in the body.

Sometimes no symptoms can be notices, but often times, symptoms of arthritis in the neck are exibited by:

  • pain
  • stiffness

Foot & Ankle

Arthritis in the foot and ankle can be quite problematic, making it painful and difficult to walk. Arthritis in the ankle is not as common as arthritis in other joints, such as the knee, hip and hands.

Symptoms of arthritis in the ankle and foot include:

  • pain
  • swelling
  • decreased range of motion


stem cell therapy treatment for the foot and ankle
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