Black Belt Martial Artist Consults Dr. Lox
A Black belt martial artist with knee arthritis consulted Dennis M. Lox M.D. Martial artists frequently train in multiple sports. Dr. Lox is a world-recognized Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert who treats patients in the Tampa Bay, Florida and in Beverly Hills, California.
How does Knee Arthritis affect a Martial Artist?
A martial artist with knee pain and arthritis will have difficulty with kicking and jumping because they frequently train on heavy bags with kicking moves that place great stress on the knee. Additionally, if they are also weightlifting, squats, leg press, leg extensions are very hard on an already compromised knee joint. All factors must be considered when evaluating and treating an athlete with Regenerative Therapy. Dr. Lox is knowledgeable in athlete’s training regimens, joints and muscles involved, which allows for a tailored treatment plan.
Where Does Arthritis Come From?
The knee joint may develop arthritis as the result of years of athletic training. It is very common to see multi-sport athletes who may have injured their knee in high school or college then become a martial artist for decades and later after mastering their discipline attaining a black belt or beyond, develop knee pain.
Arthritis or more accurately known as, knee osteoarthritis can develop at a much younger age especially with trauma, and sports injury. A sports history buff can only look at the career of NFL professional football quarterback Joe Namath to see this. Namath had his first knee surgery in college, followed by multiple more while playing in the NFL. He won the 1969 Super Bowl yet his career was significantly shortened by his injuries and knee surgeries. After retirement, Namath had both knees replaced.
Martial Artists and all types of athletes consult Dr. Lox for Sports and Regenerative Medicine alternative options. Most athletes desire to continue their sports but having a major joint like their knee fail them in their sport is disheartening, to say the least.
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