A painful, debilitating, and unfortunately-common injury is a medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear or sprain. The MCL is a strip of tissue inside a knee that connects the lower leg bones to the upper leg bones. Since the MCL is quite prominent, it can easily be damaged during physical activity, especially sports with a high likelihood of leg contact, such as soccer or football.
Not only will an MCL injury be excruciating and prevent someone from walking normally, it also takes a long time to heal. The patient will need to attempt to keep leg movement down to an absolute minimum, or else the healing process will be slowed or restarted. Traditional treatment methods usually include knee surgery, which carries significant risk and may not even help.
Thankfully, stem cell therapy has made leaps and bounds in recent years. Injections of stem cells in and around an MCL injury have shown to be effective in healing without the need for surgery.
Surgery is pretty much never the first choice if it can be avoided. Even small incisions are risky and routine procedures can go sideways, causing more harm than good. Stem cell therapy acts as a great alternative since it only needs an injection to be effective.
Stem cell therapy has been shown to help with MCL injuries as it:
As all of these factors take effect, the MCL can heal itself over time. Best of all, most patients report experiencing considerably pain relief during stem cell therapy treatments. Using surgery or other methods, painkiller medications are the only source of pain relief. Prescription-grade painkillers have become notorious in recent years due to an ongoing and growing opioid epidemic across the country. When given the choice, natural methods are much safer.
Interested in cellular therapy to help you cope with or recover from a serious injury? 5280 Stem Cell, Colorado’s most trusted regenerative medicine clinic, would be happy to tell you more. Start by reviewing our locations and contacting the one most convenient for you. We can schedule a consultation and get you down the path to pain relief and restored hope.
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