Runners Knee and Stem Cell Treatments

Nothing like a brisk Saturday morning run along the forest trail with the girls. Until you meet up with runner’s knee—that popping and cracking followed by swelling and grinding on the outside of your knee cap.
You don’t have to be running to hear the assailant—you can be walking, climbing, descending stairs, squatting, kneeling, sitting down or standing up, and sometimes simply sitting for a long time with your knee bent. The medical term is “patellofemoral pain syndrome” (if you were wondering), and it’s more common among women.

Health care providers say it accounts for about 17% of their patient visits. Why?
Unlike many other bones, your kneecap floats freely, moving back and forth as you bend your leg. When it’s out of alignment, it rubs against your thighbone. Ouch. Overuse, trauma, flat feet, weak thigh muscles, hip abductors, or plain old sloppy stretching can be behind all that swelling and throbbing.

So how do you get over it and catch up with your BFFs?

Traditionally, your healthcare provider would suggest “RICE” (rest, ice, compression, elevation) with some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. But those little pills can cause some big heart problems, and according to WebMD, researchers don’t even fully understand how NSAIDs work.
Your Liveyon provider knows exactly how stem cells work.

In fact, 30 years of research has shown—quite systematically—how Mesenchymal Stem Cells treat knee pain, inflammation, and dysfunction:
• injured cells in your muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones send out signals
• injected MSCs respond to those signals, migrating to your injured tissue
• those MSCs release proteins and growth factors
• those growth factors stimulate your own cells to begin regenerating

To delve further into the stem cell regeneration process click over to your Liveyon provider’s informative website.
And the bonus? Because they tap your body’s natural ability to heal, they may modulate your immune system, preventing other ailments that can keep you away from your forest romps.

Ready to run with it?

To get started on your customized runner’s knee therapy that’s sourced from healthy umbilical cord blood and processed in third party FDA-compliant labs, talk with your doctor about Liveyon Stem Cell products.

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This site was intended for education purposes only and strictly for use by medical professionals. The FDA recently re-confirmed, there is only one registered stem cell product, and while there is enormous promise in stem cell therapies, and thousands of ongoing experimental applications trying to establish efficacy, these are not at the point where they would meet the scientific standard.
The FDA has stated:
Stem cells, like other medical products that are intended to treat, cure or prevent disease, generally require FDA approval before they can be marketed. FDA has not approved any stem cell-based products for use, other than cord blood-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells (blood forming stem cells) for certain indications.
This site is not intended for consumers.
If you are considering stem cell treatment in the U.S., ask your physician if the necessary FDA approval has been obtained or if you will be part of an FDA-regulated clinical study. This also applies if the stem cells are your own. Even if the cells are yours, there are safety risks, including risks introduced when the cells are manipulated after removal.
“There is a potential safety risk when you put cells in an area where they are not performing the same biological function as they were when in their original location in the body.” Cells in a different environment may multiply, form tumors, or may leave the site you put them in and migrate somewhere else.
If you are considering having stem cell treatment in another country, learn all you can about regulations covering the products in that country. Exercise caution before undergoing treatment with a stem cell-based product in a country that—unlike the U.S.—may not require clinical studies designed to demonstrate that the product is safe and effective. FDA does not regulate stem cell treatments used solely in countries other than the United States and typically has little information about foreign establishments or their stem cell products.
Stem cell therapies have enormous promise, but the science in each use is still in the developmental stage. Professional judgment and expertise is needed in using stem cells for any therapeutic use, and we urge anyone embarking on the use of stem cell therapies to consult the national health data bases to evaluate current information from clinical trials and the FDA websites on human tissue should also be consulted to get its current evaluation of any therapy.