Are you an athlete trying to recover from a sports injury quickly? Or perhaps you were an athlete in your younger years, and your body is now suffering from years on the field? In either case, life with a sports injury can be painful, frustrating, and even debilitating.
There are various treatment options for sports injuries, and the plan you follow will depend on the doctor you visit and the technology they offer. Physicians, in many cases, will recommend traditional routes of medication, rest, physical therapy, and surgery when treating a sports injury.
But there is new regenerative medicine technology available for those willing to try. Stem cell therapy has shown increasing benefits with lasting results for those recovering from a sports injury. Whether it is a recent injury or something you have been dealing with for years, stem cell treatments may be your answer on your journey to a pain-free life.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are the types of cells that can differentiate into nearly every other cell in the body. Each organ in the body has cells that perform a specific function, except stem cells. Stem cells are essentially “blank cells” that adapt to the function of nearby cells. They are what your body uses to heal damage in itself.
With the new science of stem cell therapy, doctors can take this natural function and target specific areas of the body to speed up the healing process when you’ve been injured while playing a sport.
What are the benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Sports Injuries?
Stem cell therapy works by extracting key growth factors from cells and injecting them into damaged areas. These growth factors stimulate the growth of specific damaged cells and help the body repair itself.
The regeneration of damaged tissues, faster healing, quicker recovery times, and inflammation reduction are the benefits stem cell therapy can provide for your sports injuries. These pros all help you to see results sooner and get you back in shape faster. Stem cell therapy with an intervention plan is fundamentally different than a typical recovery schedule with medication and rehabilitation.
This revolutionary treatment can be a one-time treatment or may involve repeated injections to achieve long-lasting results. The number of treatments you need depends on your injury’s severity and the intensity of your pain.
What types of injuries can be treated with Stem Cell Therapy?
A pain specialist can treat many different injuries and ailments with stem cell therapy, including sports injuries. Many specific conditions that can benefit from stem cell injections are tennis elbow, runner’s knee, tendonitis, shin splints, muscular dystrophy, and various ligament tears.
In most cases, your body can benefit from stem cell injections if you damaged tissue from a sudden or recurring sports injury. You should consider talking with a doctor about your soft tissue injuries, muscle fiber damage, tendon cell damager, and cartilage deterioration. They can inject stem cells into the specific area of pain and deliver rapid healing.
Whether your pain and discomfort are from a recent injury or from years ago, cell regeneration can relieve your symptoms and get you back to your sport or simply get you back to living life without pain.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe?
After years of study and research, the FDA approves certain stem cell treatments as safe for patients. Our office utilizes stem cell therapy for muscle injuries and has heard promising feedback from our patients. Their newfound joy and zeal for life are all we need to hear for our pain specialists to offer this modern treatment for sports injuries.
Because stem cell injections mimic the body’s natural function and are not invasive, they are considered safe and effective. In most cases, the only side effect of stem cell therapy is minimal soreness at the injection site. Stem cell therapy is an outpatient procedure with limited recovery time.
Intervention Plan for Sports Injuries
With stem cell therapy, we do not give you treatment and then send you on your way, crossing our fingers that you can get back on the field. We schedule follow-up visits and check-ins to ensure that you get the healing you need to live pain-free and continue playing the sport you love.
Our practice’s philosophy is to administer real healing rather than putting a bandaid over your muscle aches and pains. Pain specialists from our office personalize a recovery plan that caters to your body and injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy at Arizona Pain and Spine Institute
Pain specialists can use various stem cells in regenerative sports medicine, including mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, embryonic stem cells, and amniotic stem cells.
At Arizona Pain and Spine, we use amniotic stem cell technology for stem cell therapy for muscle injury and other sports injuries. These cells come from the amniotic fluid of donors and are not a subject of ethical or moral concern.
If you live in pain from a sports injury, you don’t have to be. Schedule a visit with us to discuss stem cell therapy for your specific sports injury by calling (480).986.7246.