Kung Fu Master Opts For Shoulder Pain, Supraspinatus Tear and Stem Cells with Dr. Lox
Dr. Lox has treated many martial artists with stem cell therapy. It is interesting to see the older wiser ones who are unassuming, and one would never know that they are highly trained individuals. They are mild-mannered and would rather walk away from trouble than create a problem.
This 60-year-old patient was very interesting as well. He was an undefeated high school wrestler, who turned down a college scholarship to wrestle at Nebraska. Instead, he wanted to make money right away, ignoring his father’s advice to go to college he chose working in the oil fields. Soon thereafter, he missed the athletic competition and got into amateur boxing becoming very successful. He continued to work in manual labor fields, but his knowledge for advancing his physical skills continued. His next venture was Kung Fu. He has trained in it for over 35 years. Often engaging in no holds barred full contact sparring for hours at a time.
It wasn’t until he couldn’t raise his dominant right arm that he thought he should seek medical attention. He still continued to fight albeit one armed. A true warrior mentality. He was found to have early shoulder degenerative arthritis with a small incomplete rotator cuff tear of the supraspinatus tendon. He elected to proceed with shoulder rotator cuff supraspinatus tendon stem cell therapy wig Dr. Lox. He has so far done very well and behaved in his martial arts training allowing the stem cells time to repair before traumatizing his dominant arm. When asked what he would do if he was physically confronted and there was no option to retreat, he quickly replied I would break their leg and walk away. No doubt this would end quickly. It is amazing to see the discipline in older martial artists who have a lifetime of experience, as well as inspirational to see that whether it is martial arts or not, the human body will respond to exercise at all ages. Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapy may also be a reasonable treatment option in these cases. After one year, he continues to remain true to his nature as a warrior practicing kung fu, however, now without shoulder pain thanks to Dr. Lox and shoulder stem cell therapy.
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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.