Role of Regenerative Treatments in Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can side-line you from your favourite activities – and many traditional treatments can keep you out of the game for long periods. Sports injuries can take a long time to heal, or never fully heal at all. Regenerative therapies provided at Regenecare Pain Management Clinic has given patients an alternative to conventional medicine and has been known to be used by professional athletes to dramatically shorten their downtime when time is precious in their career.
But you don’t have to be a Professional Athlete or participate in a competitive sport to be injured. We see injuries to tendons, ligaments and muscles every day resulting from simply walking your dog to your daily jogs or visits to the gym.
What are Regenerative Therapies?
Regenerative Medicine focuses on developing methods to repair damaged cells. Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells found throughout your body and in every organ and their normal role is to replace any diseased or damaged cells every day and every second of your life. During the last decade, there has been extensive research on how to utilize the benefits of stem cells to improve care and outcome in all specialties of medicine to the extent that most reputable Universities now have a Regenerative Medicine Research facility. In Sports, the focus of interest is the musculoskeletal system which has seen great success in the use of Regenerative treatments or Stem Cell Therapy in managing Sports Injuries and we have seen the likes of Tiger Woods, Christiano Ronaldo, and Rafael Nadal and many others make use of such treatments to achieve full recovery as soon as possible. Regenerative Therapy using your own Adult Stem Cells is minimally invasive, a non-surgical same-day procedure performed under local anaesthesia, with extremely low risk if any.
What Types of Sports Injuries Are Treated?
Regenerative Therapies can be used with a wide variety of sports injuries, including damage to:
- Tendons- partial tears, tendinitis, tendinopathies
- Ligaments- sprains and small tears
- Muscles- strains and minor tears
A single injury or Degenerative Joint disease from repetitive injury may be the case, resulting in:
- Knee Pain/ Jumper’s Knee
- Shoulder Pain / Rotator Cuff injury
- Back or Neck Pain
- Hip Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Elbow Pain/ Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow
These injuries may be due to a one-time injury or chronic overuse. Patients with sports injuries may make use of Regenerative treatments alone or a combination of surgery followed by the Regenerative option to further enhance the recovery. Ideal candidates for the Regenerative Route or Stem Cell Treatments are those patients who cannot tolerate recommended treatment for their condition which can only be conservative, pain medications, or surgery.
Although some patients may need a series of injections in several treatment sessions, rehabilitation, or downtime in comparison to surgery is far shorter. which is crucial in the competitive sports world.