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How Effective Is Exosome Therapy For Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that can cause chronic pain and limited mobility. It affects about 300 million people worldwide and greatly impacts an individual’s quality of life. Typically, the symptoms can be managed, although damage cannot be reversed. If you or one of your loved ones has osteoarthritis, it’s important to be educated on what treatments and therapies are available to increase the range of motion and decrease pain, improving your overall quality of life.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between your bones begins to wear down. This often happens on mobile joints like your hands, knees, and hips. It can also affect your flexibility.

Some factors that can contribute to the likelihood of getting osteoarthritis include aging, joint injuries, weight, genetics, and other conditions that may affect your bones.

Common symptoms include:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Popping/cracking
  • Other limited mobility

How is it treated?

Medications can help treat osteoarthritis, specifically ones that target inflammation.

  • Some medications come in a gel form that may be easier on some patient’s stomachs.
  • Injections like cortisone can relieve pain for a short amount of time by targeting the painful area.
  • There are also lubrication injections that give some ‘buffer’ or cushion to the area temporarily.
  • In other cases, individuals may choose to realign bones and get their joints replaced.

Beyond taking medications as prescribed, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight can aid in slowing the progression of the disease.

Does exosome therapy for osteoarthritis work?

Exosome therapy for osteoarthritis is a current hot topic in the medical field. There are different types of exosomes that play different roles in our body and joints, and early research shows excellent benefits for those suffering from osteoarthritis.

Exosomes have been found to be safe and aid in pain affiliated with osteoarthritis by supporting the natural repair of cartilage and reducing the swelling in the lining between the joints.

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