March 15Spring, Sports & Stem Cells
Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about starting up sports again. Baseball, soccer, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, tennis, and the list goes on. You name it and with the sun out again we are ready to be outside. Even if it’s just to finally start on our New Year’s resolution and start exercising, Spring is the time to do it. Unfortunately, with the start of each of those Spring sports come the sprained ankles, injured joints and a myriad of other mishaps.
It’s the cutting-edge therapy that numerous athletes are now turning to as an alternative to surgery. Stem Cell Therapy is the process of taking platelets from your own blood and concentrating them, vital for tissue regeneration and repair. It is all natural leaving no risk of for allergic or immune reactions.
Stem Cell Therapy is the process by which your body’s stem cells and regenerative cells repair and rebuild damaged tissue. This accelerated healing process reduces pain, promotes increased strength, and improves overall function. The total process lasts up to 30 minutes, however, most that time is used for processing by your doctor.
Patients can expect to see significant improvement in symptoms over the course of healing time. The process generally occurs over a 4-6-week period. This procedure may eliminate the need for further invasive treatments, such as surgery or prolonged use of medications.
This non-invasive therapy can be used to treat injuries that are common in rowers, cyclists, golfers and tennis players and other athletes that continually engage in repetitive unilateral motions.
Some common conditions treated by Stem Cell Therapy include:
- Tennis Elbow
- Low back pain
- Runners Knee
- Strains and Sprains
So, whether it is the fall injury that you never took care of or a more recent skiing trip gone wrong, don’t let that keep you from staying in the game this Spring.
*Health information is provided for educational purposes and should not be used as a source of personal medical advice.