Good News for Athletes: Stem Cells Help Support the Repair of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries often cause damages that are resistant to common medical treatments such as drugs and cortisone shots. As sportsmen and athletes age, the natural process of repair slows down, which can lead to chronic pain and an interruption of participation in their sport. Furthermore, as the body gets older, the concentration of stem cells reduce, as do other vital cells necessary for anti-inflammation and regeneration. This can leave an athlete with very few options for recovery. In recent years, stem cell treatment for sports injuries has become available and has produced positive outcomes for serious athletes where other treatments have failed.
The typical stem cell treatment for sports injuries involves gathering these regenerative cells from an injured person’s blood sample, bone marrow, or fat cells, and then injecting them into the damaged part of the person’s body. Concentrated blood platelets known as “platelet-rich-plasma” (PRP) can also be used to aid the process of healing and cell repair. Additional advancements such as Amniotic Tissue Matrix and Umbilical Cord Tissue Matrix have opened the door for non-surgical injectables that can support the athletes natural stem cells and accelerate healing.
Stem Cell Therapy and other advanced options available for sports injuries:
- Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint problems
- Chronic tendonitis
- Bone fractures
- Damaged vertebral discs
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator cuff
- Plantar fasciitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Osteo Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spine injury
- Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
- Pain Management
The patient benefits of stem cell treatment for sports injuries
Patients undergoing stem cell treatment for sports injuries are likely to notice the following benefits after the treatment:
- Significant reduction in pain and noticeable relief from chronic tendinitis and osteoarthritis.
- Greater Mobility of treatment area and more functional movement with less pain.
- Overall better health and well being.