Get Back Into the Game with Stem Cells Stem Cell Therapy for Sports Injuries and Arthritis
Playing a lot of tennis and have a tennis elbow? Aching shoulder in the swimming season? Cyclist with sore knees? Athletes are more vulnerable to injury than other people. Using pain relieving drugs or physical therapy may only work as temporary fixes and do nothing to treat the underlying condition or injury.
Not only are sports injuries painful and debilitating, they can also cause joints to wear out faster, causing arthritis. An increasing number of younger individuals suffer from osteoarthritis due to sports injuries and auto accidents. Osteoarthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage and often begins in weight-bearing joints like knee. Without normal cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling and inflammation.
Regenerative medicine, such as Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, are highly effective in treating sports injuries and conditions caused due to arthritis.
World class athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon and many present and former professional athletes have benefitted from stem cell therapy. Regenerative medicine has helped them avoid potentially risky surgery which may have never let them regain performance to the level prior to the injury.
Stem Cell Injections
Your own adult stem cells can be injected into the affected area, using ultrasound guidance. The stem cells stimulate healing in the injured area’s damaged tissues. This treats the root cause of pain and discomfort without the use of opioid medication or surgery.
Conditions that can be treated using Stem Cells
Stem cell and PRP Injections can be used to treat –
· Shoulder Injuries, such as Rotator Cuff and Labrum Tears, Biceps Tendonitis
· Elbow injuries, such as Golfer’s, Tennis, Pitcher’s Elbow
· Wrist injuries, like TFCC, Ligament Injuries
· Hip — Labrum Tears
· Knee — Meniscus and ACL Tears
· Ankle and Foot injuries
· Arthritis — In the Knees, hips, shoulders, back, elbows, and more
Stem Cell Therapy — How It Works?
Your adipose (fat) and bone marrow contain special cells called Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs or stem cells) that repair bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon and other tissues. Stem cells have the potential to transform into other types of cells, such as cartilage, and release bioactive healing molecules in the right environment.
Modern regenerative medicine harvests stem cells form the patient’s own fat or bone marrow and delivers it to the affected area using injections. Delivery of stem cells to the precise location of the pain and injury makes the treatment highly effective and promotes healing of the injured and damaged tissues without the risks of surgery.
If you are suffering from a sports injury, arthritis or chronic pain and are considering a knee, hip or other joint surgery, learn about how the adult stem cells and PRP procedures work well without using risky orthopedic surgeries.
To learn more about stem cell therapy or stem cell treatment for MS in Chicago, visit The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is Chicago’s top regenerative medicine center. The Institute uses stem cell treatment for MS, arthritis, sports injuries, autoimmune diseases, urologic conditions, ophthalmologic issues, COPD, neurologic conditions and more at eight locations in Chicago.