Updated: Jun 30
Now that we know what exosomes are, when we can use them, how the therapy works, and what the treatment protocol is, it is time to learn about the importance of aftercare. All procedures, even the less invasive ones, will require time to heal and may include some symptoms like inflammation and pain. These are normal. Here’s why:
During the 1st week post-treatment:
It is normal to be sore for a few days. This happens because the immune system becomes aware of the injured area. The treatment is beginning to work and is releasing molecules that your brain perceives as pain. Be patient and remember that this is all a part of the process. Sometimes you may need multiple treatments to achieve your goal.
Any anti-inflammation therapies such as ice applications, pain-relievers like Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, turmeric, fish oils, or others. If you are really uncomfortable, please call your doctor.
Avoid wrapping treated areas and using tight or restrictive clothing for 24 hrs.
Avoid moderate to intensive exercise while your ligaments and tendons are healing.
Avoid public pools, lakes, or rivers for 2-3 days. You can use your own pool.
Avoid eating and drinking simple sugars, soda, candy, candy bars, sweetened drinks, fruit juices, corn syrup, mints, etc. for at least two weeks following the procedure.
AVOID SMOKING! Tobacco interferes with the healing process.
If the pain is intolerable, you may take Tylenol (500mg) 3-5 x per day.
Epsom salt baths for 20 min can help with muscle spasms.
Ice packs: you can use crushed ice inside a plastic bag and place it over the area for 20 min. NEVER USE FREEZE-GEL PACKS.
Do light to moderate exercise, increasing blood flow and immune-system function. This activity will increase the efficacy of the treatment.
If you are taking opioid medications, continue doing so as stopping may cause withdrawals.
Contact your doctor if:
The treated area is warm-hot and red for longer than 6 hours.
You are still in pain after 7 days.
The time between sessions is also important for recovery. You should do exercise and make sure to stretch properly. Also, if you have a supplement regimen, you can resume taking fish oils after the initial inflammatory stage (5 days after treatment).
3 days BEFORE the next session:
Avoid applying ice, taking pain-relievers like Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, and taking turmeric, fish oils, or any other anti-inflammatories.
As you may realize by now, Regenerative Injection Therapy takes time and there are important aftercare instructions to follow. You don’t just receive these injections and hope for the best. The full process will be done with the help of your doctor, so communication between the two of you will be necessary every step of the way.
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