Stem Cell Osteoarthritis Treatment: Can stem cell treatment replace knee surgery? Chronic pain in the hands, knees, hips or spine — that’s what osteoarthritis is all about. The most common form of arthritis, it also brings swelling and makes it harder to move the joints.
For some sufferers, walking down the stairs is excruciatingly difficult. Others have to take slow-release sleeping pills to blunt the pain’s edge and keep them from waking at night.