Treat Thumb Osteoarthritis with Regenerative Cellular Treatment
Do you know that arthritis occurs even in the thumb part? Yes, you heard it right! Arthritis occurs in the thumb region since it is a degenerative condition. Usually, people think that thumb joint replacement surgery is the only treatment to get permanent relief. However, that’s not the case. Our Stem Cells therapy helps to treat thumb osteoarthritis naturally, and the patients do not have to opt for the surgery. Before digging deep into this novel revolutionary regenerative cellular treatment, let us first understand the ailment named thumb osteoarthritis in detail.
What is Thumb Osteoarthritis?
Among the five fingers, the thumb looks unique as it can rotate itself more at the carpometacarpal joint (CMC joint), located at the base of the thumb. This joint is usually referred to as a basal joint. This is where the joint holds together within the synovial fluid-filled capsule. This synovial fluid provides lubrication to rotate and move the thumb.
Thumb osteoarthritis occurs only in this CMC joint. In this condition, the CMC joint cartilage that enhances the flexible movement of one bone over the other becomes weakened. Later, the bones will start rubbing against each other, leading to a lot of friction due to this degenerative condition. At last, this friction damages the bones and joints. Furthermore, the synovial membrane which produces synovial fluid will also get inflamed. In worst cases, the loss of this cushioning effect creates grinding between the two bones, which leads to an alteration in the joint shape over time.
When compared to the males and younger individuals, this thumb osteoarthritis condition is widespread among the females as well as elders above the age of 65.
Symptoms of Thumb Osteoarthritis
There are various common symptoms of thumb osteoarthritis that include:
- Intense basal joint pain that later worsens due to constant and repetitive movement
- Difficulty in holding the objects using the thumb
- Swelling around the basal joint
- Thumb joint stiffness
Treatment of Thumb Osteoarthritis
There are various conventional therapies available to treat thumb osteoarthritis which include the R.I.C.E. Formula (Rest, Ice therapy, Compression, and Elevation), activity modifications, physical therapy, administration of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, as well as corticosteroid injections. All these modalities can provide relief from inflammation and pain only for a short-term period. In case if the NSAIDs are consumed for a prolonged duration, the patient may undergo several complications such as damage to the kidney, gastrointestinal irritation, as well as cardiovascular problems. In the same way, the injection of corticosteroids for a long-term duration may lead to heart attack and stroke.
The final treatment option will then be the surgical removal of the injured thumb joint surfaces, and its replacement with a pad of tissue. By doing so, the tissue pad will keep the bones separated. They will not scrub against each other and cause any further friction as well as damage. However, surgery options may cause a few complications. Moreover, the thumb will look comparatively shorter after the surgery.
How Regenerative Cellular Treatment Works?
By the time you grow older, the natural capability of your body to recruit regenerative cells at the damage site reduces. At this stage, our regenerative cellular treatment works as the right minimally invasive alternative for thumb joint replacement surgery. This non-surgical regenerative cellular treatment includes prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, as well as regenerative cell therapy to regenerate the healing mechanism in your body. They will naturally repair the damaged regions and revive newer tissues at the damaged site. Hence, there will be a quick recovery within a brief duration. As these stem cells and the platelets are extracted only from your body, there will be no risk of allergy, rejection, or infection. By following regenerative cellular treatment, the thumb joint regains its normal functions without any complications. Henceforth, it is highly recommended to opt for regenerative cellular treatment.