Dedicated athletes, both professional and amateur, are always looking for an edge. Attaining peak performance, staying competitive, and continuing to achieve goals are always top priorities. However, all human bodies are susceptible to injury, both in competition and training. Stem cells offer a new alternative to quickly and efficiently heal injured tissue naturally
Injuries happen and In many cases they can be totally preventable. Injuries may develop as a result of improper training or use of equipment. However, a large majority of the time, they can also be inflicted by the repetitive stress or overuse brought on by the ongoing training most competitive athletes take part in on a regular basis. This repetition of these motions can place focused stress on particular joints, tendons, and ligaments. Improper form, technique, or even fatigue from overtraining can also produce overuse injuries, causing strained, stretched, or even torn ligaments.
In recent years, a great many prominent professional athletes have personally elected stem cell therapy treatments instead of major surgery to deal with all types of injury. Stem cell therapy is one of the newest and most effective technologies recently deployed for those looking to speed their recovery and alleviate pain. The benefit of stem cell therapy lies in the fact athletes are now able to minimize post-injury pain and downtime, as well as achieve more complete healing – allowing them to quickly revisit their optimal performance.
Stem Cell therapy
Professional athlete Manning Sumner experience with stem cell procedure
Stem cells are exceptional by nature: they are unspecialized cells, sometimes referred to as “blank” cells. They carry the specific and very unique capability to mature and produce new cells of any tissue type. This makes them particularly appropriate to mobilize in response to an injury. Typically, the stem cells are administered to the affected injury area with the aid of ultrasound imagery, allowing the doctor to deploy them with precision. Stem cells can be sourced from the body of the patient, but also can be outsourced from donor tissue to minimize the invasiveness of the procedure.
Practitioners have been particularly interested in mesenchymal stem cells, found typically from bone marrow or adipose tissue. This harvested tissue will become new bone, cartilage, muscle or connective tissue, speeding the recovery in the injured area by becoming the “raw material” necessary to regenerate from injury. In many cases, the stem cells may be combined with amniotic tissue that acts as an allograft, allowing the stem cells to properly adhere and help regenerate the surrounding affected tissue.
While many professional athletes don’t publicize their use of stem cell therapy, it’s become quite prolific because of its effectiveness, making it a professional’s well-kept secret. Pro athletes of every sport have been discovering this now-proven technology, looking for that competitive edge – reducing their recovery time and assisting in rapid regeneration of damaged or destroyed tissues.
Watch professional athlete Ron Ortiz Stem cell procedure
For both professionals and fitness fanatics alike, stem cell therapy offers injured athletes major hope that simply did not exist before. Cartilage can be repaired before ligaments are fully torn, partial tears can be fixed without surgery, faster recovery times can now be expected, with minimally invasive procedures.
Upon its inception, stem cell therapy was financially unrealistic for the majority of athletes, only reserved for those who could afford it on a professional athlete’s salary, those whose well-being depended upon their ability to perform on the field. The average person simply did not have the money or access to receive this specialized treatment. But today, stem cell therapy is much more cost-effective. Even though insurance companies haven’t yet started to cover its costs, the prices are much more accessible, and sometimes even offset by the fact that surgery and rehabilitation costs can be avoided altogether.
Since this new technology has now not only proven to be effective, but has also become increasingly accessible, anyone interested in finding a way to speed the process of recovery from injury can consider it as a viable treatment. Interested on stem cell therapy? Set up a consultation so we are able to review your particular case and offer a tailored and personalized approach, enabling you to return to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
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