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Dr. Lox on Bodybuilding, Weightlifting and Shoulder Arthritis Pain

Weightlifting, Shoulder Pain and Aging

Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert discusses athletes shoulder pain from weightlifting, sports exercises, and how to find knee pain relief with so many confusing options and opinions.

Shoulder Problems

Often many aspects of the shoulder are problems. The rotator cuff, the glenoid labrum, the shoulder joint may be arthritic, the biceps may be worn, a ligament may be torn, or a bone spur may be hitting a tendon of the rotator cuff. Several are often involved. Swelling or joint fluid know. As an effusion or bursitis is often present when symptoms are worse. Knowing where to inject, what to inject, and having the experience with localizing aids such as fluoroscopy and ultrasound guidance are routine. That comes with expertise.
Aftercare and when to exercise and how to exercise the athlete’s shoulder to get the best results is also part of the expert’s job. Not to worry, Dr. Lox knows this and it is part of the process. Often an imbalance between shoulder internal rotators versus external rotators must be addressed.

Frank Zanefrank zane

Frank Zane a 3 time Mr. Olympia, is considered one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time.  His physique is often cited as the most symmetrically pleasing expression of bodybuilding of all time with his posing routines an expression of art. Dr. Lox has received advice from Frank Zane for over 20 years on nutrition, proper weightlifting, bodybuilding, and mind-body medicine. 

frank zane dr loxFrank Zane has written several books on various related subjects, and has a major advancement in the mind-body world for all to help with relaxation, meditation, or just boost your energy in the day.  Dr. Lox has been using a version of Zane’s mind machine for over 20 years. Joint protection has become a tenet of Dr. Lox’s unique approach because aging athletes develop joint arthritis, which is progressive in nature but can be altered. 

Many athletes have multiple pain problems but shoulder and knee pain are most common in athletes who incorporate weightlifting as their primary exercise. Those looking for shoulder and knee pain relief with Stem Cell Therapy include the highest level of weightlifters and bodybuilders.

Treatment for Shoulder and Knee Pain

Traditional modern medicine may alleviate pain, however, they do not alter the progression of joint arthritis over time.  Stem cell injections into the shoulder or knee can be viewed as turning back the clock of time. A  desirable goal for many, and the reason so many top elite athletes are turning to stem cells during and after their sporting career. Dennis M. Lox, MD, has treated athletes of every sport, not just weightlifters and bodybuilders with knee and shoulder pain issues. Additionally, Dr. Lox has lectured around the world with some of leading Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells Scientists, on the nature of joint arthritis progression and how stem cells may be the game changer for halting osteoarthritis joint degeneration over time, and as an aid when it occurs.

Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman an 8 time Mr. Olympia and known for his ability to lift massive amounts of weight turned to Dr. Lox for treatment. Lifting extremely heavy weights over time accelerates the arthritic curve. 

Aaron Reed

Dr. Lox met Aaron Reed, Worlds Tallest Bodybuilder and years later there friendship continues. Aaron has written 2 books on nutrition and bodybuilding which Dr. Lox has read and written a testament for.


Dr.Lox also treats patients throughout the U.S. and has had the opportunity to treat many athletes with injuries that have affected their weightlifting. Dr. Lox also treats hips, ankles, wrists, spines and even Ballerina toes.  He has used his expertise in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, and knowledge of rehabilitation exercises to assist patients after stem cell therapy for many injuries.

Antonio Tarver

Antonio Tarver

Antonio Tarver, a former world champion professional boxer consulted Dr. Lox for shoulder pain relief. A lot of these athletes often use weightlifting to develop more power and strength in their sport which leads to shoulder problems such as: rotator cuff injury, arthritic shoulder joint, worn biceps, torn ligament, bone spurs, swelling and joint fluid.  Imagine being a boxer, and visualize your shoulder punching over and over. Same with baseball pitchers and tennis serves. Antonio Tarver, a former world champion professional boxer knows this well. He consulted Dr. Lox for shoulder pain relief. All these athletes often use weightlifting to develop more power and strength in their sport. To do so with traditional bench press and overhead presses, just add to the shoulder problems.

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About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.

Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.

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