For women suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee, new research in the latest edition of the journal, Arthritis Care & Research shows positive results of the effects of milk consumption and the progression of the condition…
Currently there is no cure for osteoarthritis, while treatments are used to ease the pain an actual cure has not been found. Milk has always been acknowledged as a positive contribution to bone health, but until now, its role in the progression of knee OA has been ignored. New research from Dr. Bing Lu – from Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA conducted the largest study to date to investigate the effects of dairy consumption on the progression of knee OA.
This condition isn’t small, with more than 1.3 million Australians suffering from OA, any solution for pain relief and prevention is promising. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between the joints wears down and causes the bones to rub together, making them more difficult and often painful to move. This condition is typically categorised in four stages which can help determine the best treatment method to ease the pain.
For those sufferers of osteoarthritis who may not like milk or have already progressed quite far through the condition, stem cell therapy may be the solution for you. At Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney we have treated over 500 patients suffering from OA and have seen extremely promising results among the majority of them.
The actual procedure for stem cell therapy is minimally invasive, through a mini liposuction procedure we are able to gather the adipose (fat) tissue which is home to your stem cells. Once this tissue has been treated with ultrasonic cavitation to purify and refine the valuable regenerative cells we can insert them back into your affected area to ease the pain caused from your osteoarthritis.
Besides stem cell therapy there are other methods of treating osteoarthritis, however many have severe side effects and are expensive. These methods include:
The cost of one stem cell therapy session is $9,000 in consideration to a knee replacement which is usually up around $25,000 or two hip replacements at $50,000. Stem cell therapy is not only affordable but significantly cheaper.
With new research showing promising results, the conclusion is not that milk is a cure for osteoarthritis- it is simply another method of managing the pain. The facts are; there is no cure for OA, the results only showed positive effects among women and it was only fat free or low fat milk that showed positive results. Maintaining a healthy diet that is filled with all food groups can be beneficial for any condition and overall health and wellbeing. Including milk in your diet as a sufferer of osteoarthritis while helpful is not the be all and end all for the condition. For those people looking for a quick and effective result, stem cell therapy is showing extremely positive results and the effects are almost immediate.
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Riordan et al, Autologous Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells: A Tool for Facilitating Tolerance in Rheumatic Disease, DOI. 10.1016/j.cellimm.2010.04.002