Osteoarthritis & Post-Accident Joint Trauma
Treated at Okyanos in May, 2016
Decades of chronic pain and arthritis limited Edith in her daily life. Whether sleeping, opening jars or exercising, discomfort was ever-present and debilitating. Edith turned to Okyanos for treatment with adult stem cells for arthritis, inflammation and chronic pain—an investment she couldn’t be happier she made.
Doing Exercises I Haven’t Done in 20 Years
“I heard about Okyanos from my physical therapist Dr. Rob Collewijn in April of 2016 and went for the stem cell treatment about one month later. At the time, I was waking up in pain from arthritis in my fingers and could not open jars with either hand without help. I had very bad knee pain which limited me a lot plus hip, shoulder, back and neck pain. Since going to Okyanos, I am doing exercises I have not done in 20 years. I feel 20 years younger. I am so glad I went. Okyanos was the best investment I have ever made.
“I injured my knee in a ski accident 30 years ago. It was triple ligament damage (an injury to the ACL, MCL and medial meniscus). I had it repaired at the time but about 15 years ago it became painful and arthritic. I had been told by my doctor I needed total knee replacement and I refused to do that. As time went on I developed osteoarthritis in other joints and my spine.
“Since my stem cells my knee is much better. It is not swelling up anymore. I can stand on one leg. It can still improve but I am very happy with the result. My neck was a mess. It caused me to have migraine headaches nearly every day. My migraines headaches are fine now.
“I used to wake up in pain from the arthritis and inflammation, and now I don’t have any pain when I wake up. My hands are really great. I can open jars now without needing any help. I am lifting heavy bags of groceries and it’s like nothing. My hip, back and shoulder don’t hurt anymore either.
“It happened almost overnight. It’s unbelievable. Dr. Collewijn can’t believe the difference as well.
Adult Stem Cells for Arthritis and Injury
Though different in terms of their origins, both arthritis and sports injuries share several “disease factors” when it comes to the resultant chronic pain, inflammation, scar formation and premature loss of cells/tissue. These factors, among others, are uniquely addressable with cell therapy due to the innate mechanisms of patients’ own stem cells.
To learn more about our evidence-based protocols using adult stem cells for arthritis, or see if you are a candidate for Okyanos Cell Therapy please request a complimentary consultation with our medical team.