Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Sees Dr. Lox for Shoulder Pain
A former weight boxing champion with shoulder pain consulted Dr. Lox for shoulder stem cell injection to relieve shoulder pain that interfered with his boxing training. The shoulder is common in not just boxers, but baseball players, tennis players, and weight lighters. Understanding the origin of the shoulder pain is key to the diagnosis of an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine such as Dr. Lox. Dr. Lox has treated several boxers, and if their dominant hand is injured it is more concerning. This boxer was a leftie. Leftie’ or southpaws can often be ambidextrous. This means they can both left or right handed. When rehabilitating a boxer with stem cell therapy or Regenerative Medicine, the ability to train away from their injured shoulder is a benefit. Shoulder surgery was not an option for him, so alternatives to shoulder surgery were very important.
Sports Training Exercises and Shoulder Pain
Most boxers train full speed ahead. It is extremely important to send time with them to understand the nature of their injury, and how certain moves in boxing will aggravate the condition. Not only that, understanding their training regimen may involve exercises that the boxer views as helpful to his shoulder, but actually can damage it further. Thoroughly, examine the boxers training regimen is exceptionally important to troubleshoot areas which may not only impede progress but may damage an injured shoulder segment further.
Stem Cell Injection and Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain
A professional boxer with a troubled shoulder was referred to Dr. Lox from another professional athlete. He received Stem Cell Injections in his shoulder after Dr. Lox determined where the trouble spot on the patient’s shoulder is. A question often asked is what if there are more than one area of injury? This does occur especially with a damaged arthritic joint. Several injections can be delivered to the most injured areas, and luckily are stem cells are very smart. They are sophisticated repair cells which home via surface receptors to damaged areas. The human body is quite sophisticated, even when it comes to stem cells. Elite athletes are considering stem cell injection for shoulder pain as an alternative to shoulder surgery.
Exercises For Shoulder Pain
There are mainly shoulder exercises, quite often patients are doing them wrong for their shoulder injury. This is where an expert such as Dennis M. Lox M.D. can be of vital assistance to eliminate potential injurious exercises, add safe exercise, and develop a one on one plan structured to the athlete’s needs, desires, and goals. Professional athletes often work hard and even overdo it. Exercise with modification is the key. This can be in concert with the athlete’s trainer and the doctor. A skilled doctor with expertise in the sport, such as boxing will be able to make modifications to the injured shoulder segment, yet continue to condition the elite athlete in other ways. Elite athletes and boxing world champions like to help heal the body by itself, an appealing alternative to shoulder surgery.
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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.