Bone on bone is described when you may have a portion of your bone touching in a joint because your cartilage has worn or degenerated. The bone on bone will then lead to extreme bone damage if the cartilage is not corrected.
What most people don’t realize is that bone on bone does not necessarily mean all of the cartilage is completely gone. And when you have cartilage then you have the chance for regenerative medicine because regenerative medicine may regenerate cartilage, tendons, muscles, soft tissues, ligaments and more.
Let’s take a look at why stem cell therapy should be your first choice when seeking a bone on bone solution for your joint.
Gel Shots – Hyaluronic Acid Shots For Bone-on-Bone
Gel shots are hyaluronic acid shots (HA) and they are said to mimic the consistency in your joint and improve the sliding and gliding and shock absorption desired in a joint. They do provide temporary relief. The shots are typically administered weekly over a six week period. Fluid gets removed from your knee. and then the HA is injected. The results are temporary and when they wear off you can only get so many of them because of the damaging side effects associated with these shots. Here’s a list of side effects known when getting a gel shot for knee pain:
- Injection and extraction pain.
- Sick to your stomach
- Muscle aches
Cortisone Shots (Corticosteroid injections)
The benefits and damages associated with cortisone shots are well documented.
They may help reduce inflammation and they may reduce your pain. But the trade of is they will definitely damage the joints further. That’s right. The injection that is supposed to be helping you will without question damage your joints if you get too many cortisone shots. Along with fact that they destroy your joints, here are a few of the other side effects of cortisone shots.
Side effects include:
- Osteonecrosis (Kills bones close to the injection site)
- Allergic reactions
- Diabetic patients may lead to blood sugar level issues
- Osteoporosis (thinning of the bone)
- Joint infection
- Nerve damage
- Prolonged use and exposure may cause Cushing’s Syndrome which is hypercortisolism
Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrom include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive weight gains including rounded facial features.
- Weak bones
- Irregular menstrual periods in women
- Increased bruising.
- Fertility problems for men.
- Trouble healing after an injury.
- Excessive hair growth including facial hair for women.
Stem Cell Shots For Bone on Bone
The use of PRP and stem cell therapy is the clear winner to help you avoid TKR or THR because there’s no surgery. No drugs. And no extreme side effects like you see listed above. But most of all, because people are getting exciting positive results!
Stem cells regenerate the cartilage that is the cushion and coating that your bones require in order to not have the bone on bone pain.
The risks associated with surgery, including death, would mean that logically you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to discover just how stem cell therapy for bone on bone pain just may be what you’ve been praying for. Get the facts. Give us a call.