Degenerative Joint Disease
Joint pain is the discomfort felt in one or more joints in the body. Joints are spaces where two or more bones meet such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip or ankle. Joint pain can limit movement and can occur with or without moving. Some symptoms described by patients are discomfort, inflammation, stiffness, soreness, burning, or pain. To minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of serious complications, seek early diagnosis and treatment.
Typical treatments involve traditional conservative care to include anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and avoiding activity that puts a strain to these joints.
When pharmacologic and traditional non-pharmacologic therapies do not help, we at Wasatch Pain Solutions employ minimally invasive procedures that help reduce or eliminate this pain all together.
The Regenexx Procedures are a family of non-surgical stem cell and blood platelet treatments for common injuries and degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis. These stem cell procedures utilize a patient’s own stem cells or blood platelets to help heal damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal disc, or bone.
Regenexx Stem Cell and Blood Platelet Procedures offer a viable alternative for individuals suffering from joint pain, or who may be considering elective surgery or joint replacement due to injury or arthritis. Patients avoid the lengthy periods of downtime, and painful rehabilitation that typically follow invasive surgeries.
Commonly Treated Conditions – Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures
The list below represents the most commonly treated conditions using Regenexx stem cell or platelet procedures. It is not a complete list, so please contact us or complete the Regenexx Candidate Form if you have questions about whether you or your condition can be treated with these non-surgical procedures. The type of procedure used (stem cell or blood platelet) to treat these conditions is largely dependent upon the severity of the injury or condition.
- Avascular Necrosis
- Labral / labrum tear
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondomalacia
- Pes anersine bursitis
- Baker’s cyst
- Patellar tendonitis
- Meniscus tear
- MCL sprain or tear
- ACL sprain or tear
- PCL sprain or tear
- LCL sprain or tear
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
- Ankle Instability
- Peroneal tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain or tear
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
- Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
- Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)
- Hand Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Lumbar facet injury
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Syndrome
- Cervical instability
- Cervical facet injury
- Neck, back or rib instability
Wasatch Pain Solutions is the only Regenexx stem cell based musculoskeletal & spine practice in Utah. Regenexx trained physicians have more stem cell orthopedics experience than any other clinic in the country. We are also physician leaders in stem cell treatments for arthritis and injuries in terms of research presentations, publications, and academic achievements.