11 Mar Stem Cell Therapy for treating Sports Injuries
Stem cell therapy is an effective and promising treatment option for naturally healing a large number of acute and chronic conditions, especially in the treatment of sports injuries.
If you’re an athlete who has been injured, you obviously want to get back to your game as soon as possible. Stem cell injection therapy can accelerate your recovery from an injury as well as prevent future injuries and risks.
Stem cells are the same cells or ingredients that all our body cells were made from. The initial stem cells form muscle, bone, blood, heart, and even brain cells.
These cells are unique because they can become any other type of cell and take on that specific function.
For instance, stem cells can be injected into an injured tendon where they will differentiate into tendon cells. These new, healthy cells can replace the damaged cells in the tendon tissue, rejuvenating it and restoring it to a healthy state.
Stem Cell Therapy and Sports Injuries
For sports injury treatment, stem cells can be taken from the umbilical cord blood from donors. Once a baby is born, cord blood (rich in stem cells) left in the umbilical cord and placenta, can be collected with no risk to the donor mother or baby. Umbilical cord blood also contains Wharton’s Jelly that has been proven to help cartilage repair.
Athletes can receive the following benefits with stem cell therapy for sports injuries –
- faster healing and recovery
- reduced inflammation
- regeneration of injured tissue, such as bone, cartilage, tendon, and ligament
Sports injuries stem cells therapy can be used for
Stem cells can be used in the treatment of acute and overuse sports injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, such as –
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Sprains and strains
- ACL tear
- Tennis elbow
- Runner’s knee