Are you a swimmer with an aching shoulder? A tennis player with tennis elbow? A cyclist with sore knees? You can temporarily fix these issues with over-the-counter pain relievers, or you can stop suffering and look into stem cell therapy.
Over the last decade, stem cell therapy has evolved to be the foundation of regenerative sports medicine treatments. Rather than depending on lengthy and painful traditional surgeries, more doctors are turning to stem cell therapy to treat injuries from cartilage damage to bone repair and torn ligaments.
Athletes commonly suffer from life-changing injuries that could cause serious long-term health complications. Professional athletes like Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Stephen Curry have all turned to stem cell therapy to help them recover. The procedures are less invasive than surgery and have the potential to speed up repair.
Stem cells are found naturally in the body. They’re different than regular cells in that they don’t have one specific purpose, like skin or blood cells. Stem cells have the ability to change into any type of cell. Orthopedic doctors prefer to use adult stem cells from bone marrow when it comes to healing sports injuries — bone marrow stem cells are better for regenerating cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. But they can also collect stem cells from fat during a surgery or liposuction or from a blood sample.
Stem cell therapy can treat a wide variety of sports injuries, including damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage.
Achilles tendon injury
Knee ligament injuries
Ankle sprains, strains, or fractures.
Tennis or golfer’s elbow (pain and inflammation in the tendons)
Rotator cuff tear
When used in combination with physical therapy and rest, stem cells have a huge potential to heal athletic injuries much quicker.
Treatments depend on each individual condition, so first, patients will undergo pretreatment assessments such as blood tests, urine analysis, and various x-rays and scans to better understand the severity of their issue. Once the doctor has decided on the correct protocol, they will extract the stem cells from the patient, which takes around seven to eight hours. Once the stem cells are enriched, they are ready to be injected back into the body. They are placed directly into the joint, helping to heal the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage as quickly as possible. Patients are typically able to recover faster and regain their full range of motion and strength.
If you’re considering stem cell therapy to treat your sports-related injuries, we advise you to ask your doctor the following questions:
What is your experience using stem cell therapy?
How will you diagnose and assess my treatment?
Do you know how my stem cells are harvested?
How do other people with my injury respond to stem cell therapy?
What are the potential risks and complications?
The physicians at 5280 Stem Cell are uniquely qualified to accurately assess your medical condition and decide whether stem cells would medically benefit you. All of our physicians are board-certified and surgically-trained to perform stem cell procedures. We offer affordable, advanced treatment options that can help patients avoid invasive surgeries while promoting the body’s natural ability to heal. Our Colorado stem cell therapy doctors are dedicated to effective pain and injury relief for each of our patients.
“I would highly recommend 5280 for any stem cell procedure.”
“The care and treatment I received was some of the best I have ever experienced”
“I would absolutely seek treatment from this team again.”
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