Kentucky Bodybuilder Flies to Consult Dr. Lox on Knee Arthritis
A longtime athletic Kentucky Bodybuilder, with knee arthritis, was told by an orthopedic surgeon he would eventually need his knees replaced. He didn’t like this idea, so he did his research and found Dennis M. Lox M.D., an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Dr.Lox has been utilizing stem cell therapy for knees and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for nearly a decade on athletes and non-athletes alike as Regenerative Medicine treatment options to help them return to their chosen sport or just lead the most functional life they can enjoy. Both are worthwhile goals.
Bodybuilding and Knee Arthritis
Many sports place undue stress on the knees. Most aging athletes who have been involved in weightlifting or bodybuilding for decades typically begin to show degenerative arthritis in several areas. Not uncommonly, these include the knees, shoulder, spines an hips. Knee arthritis is compounded by years of lifting weights. Heavy squats, leg presses, and other sports that involve the knees, such as running are commonly seen. These types of sports over time lead to excessive wear on the knee joint. If an injury occurs to the knee as well, this will accelerate the wearing o fine knee joint. Translation: early onset knee degenerative arthritis. This does not have to happen with older age. Competitive athletes may show degenerative wear in the knee in their 20’s. Not a reality that pleases them, however, degenerative knee arthritis is not just something that happens in old age. Repetitive trauma, prior knee surgery, and major knee trauma all accelerate the knee aging phenomenon. Therefore, those who continue to lift weights frequently, or with heavy loads compound the problem. Understanding this is what the Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert, such as Dr. Dennis Lox does. Seeing an expert like Dr. Lox can help to identify and discuss options.
Regenerative Medicine and Knee Stem Cell Therapy
When knee pain becomes symptomatic to interfere with daily life, sports, weightlifting, and bodybuilding changes must occur. These changes are often met with resistance. Athletes are often initially resistant to change. However, when the joint is becoming significantly degenerating, a wise one pays attention. Especially, to expert advice. After all, when patients seek out consultation with a Sports and Regenerative Medicine they really do want an honest assessment of their condition, and what factors will make them continue to get worse. Good honest feedback and advice is important. The use of Regenerative Medicine options such as stem cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Orthobiologics may provide a method to halt the progressive nature of degenerative arthritis, improve functional level, diminish pain and return to sport. All worthwhile goals for athletes and non-athletes alike seeking to lead better lives, and hopefully continue the sport they choose.
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