Stem Cell Therapy Recovery
Recovery from this minimally invasive office procedure is fairly easy. Most patients can walk out of the office after the procedure. The specifics of your recovery will be governed by the type, severity and location of the treatment. Every patient receives a personalized recovery and rehabilitation plan which is essential to proper healing and successful results. Below is a general overview of healing and recovery.
Little to no discomfort
The majority of patients experience little to no discomfort after the procedure, and can return to normal daily life within a few days with restrictions. But healing takes time.
Noticeable results within weeks
Patients will notice some initial improvement in the first weeks, and symptoms will improve steadily as your healing progresses. The regenerative effect of stem cell therapy can alleviate pain and heal tissue damage completely.
No excessive physical activity
We recommend that patients avoid excessive physical activity including heavy or prolonged weight-bearing exercise for two months after the procedure, to permit healing to take place. If the treatment is for arthritis, we may recommend the patient wear a brace for a few months after their treatment.
In the first month, gentle stretching and massage, some range of motion exercise and core work can be helpful. You should avoid taking NSAIDs for the first month, as it can interfere with healing.
At about month two and forward, you can progressively increase your activity and weight bearing exercises under the guidance of your physical therapist.
The key to successful healing is following your post-procedure instructions. Everyone heals at different rates. The length of recovery will vary depending on the type and severity of the injury or condition treated. Stem cell therapy for orthopedic conditions is a breakthrough option for musculoskeletal problems.
At Physicians Rehabilitation we specialize in biological therapies for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Our practice is patient centered offering comprehensive care designed to alleviate your pain without surgery and get you back to the life you love. For your convenience, we have locations in Fort Myers, Lady Lake, Naples, Port Charlotte and Sun City Center. Contact Physicians Rehabilitation to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for this regenerative procedure.