Good News for Athletes: Stem Cells helps Repair Sports Injuries
Sports induced injuries often cause damages to different parts of the human body, and as sportsmen or athletes age, the natural process of repair slows down due to the low production of mesenchymal stem cells that act as repair cells. This phenomenon reduces the elasticity of tissues, further increasing the chances of cell damage. However, in the recent years, stem cell treatment for sports injuries has successfully cured sports injuries with autologous stem cell therapy, where a patient’s own body cells are used to repair damages
Stem cell therapy is currently used to treat injuries caused by sports activities. 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) are also used to aid the process of damaged cell repair. Stem cell treatment has proved to be revolutionary non-invasive cure for sports injuries. In case of stem cell treatment, the cured sportsmen or athlete can resume normal sporting activities much sooner than with surgery.
Stem cell treatment for sports injuries: Current applications
This form of treatment is currently used for the following health conditions:
- Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint problems
- Chronic tendonitis
- Bone fractures
- Damaged vertebral discs
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator cuff
- Plantar fasciitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Jumper Athlete
- 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.