LA California Cheerleader With Knee Pain Consults Dr. Lox for Stem Cells
A Los Angeles metropolitan area (LA), California Cheerleader with knee pain after a fall from a high pyramid, consulted with Dr. Lox for Regenerative Medicine Therapy.
Her knee began to swell, and she limped. She did the typical treatment of rest, ice, compression, and elevation therapy recommended by a Sports Medicine Doctor. This is pneumatically known as “RICE”.
Throw in another non-specific treatment of anti-inflammatory medicines, and you get the basic tenets of sports medicine 101.
However, what if you are more seriously injured? Or desire a specific personalized treatment plan tailored for your specific injury? Then it is time to consider an expert.
Dennis M. Lox M.D. Sports and Regenerative Medicine
When is it time to consider a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert? An even better question.
This requires an understanding of what is preventative and Regenerative Medicine. For the most optimal care possible, we should view treatment as merging Preventative with Regenerative Medicine.
What if you could look into the crystal ball of the future, and see what is your destiny 5 years, 10 years, 20 years down the road, with all varieties of treatment over time, and see what the future holds for you?
That would be nice most would agree. However, most young people think they will never get old, and live for today.
Especially with sports.
Youth brings a greater tolerance for risky behavior and sports endeavors. If you knew your future medical condition, and fully understood the variables which would impact your knee adversely over time, you would hopefully make the optimal health choices for yourself.
Regenerative Medicine is partly about repair, and reversing or altering the course of negative outcomes for your knee over time. Starting earlier on this journey is part Preventative. Merging the two concepts is where Preventative meets Regenerative Medicine.
Injures Can Result In Early Onset Knee Arthritis
Understanding injury and traumatic knee injuries, lends to a greater appreciation of how degenerative arthritis of the knee is a progression phenomenon over time.
Knee surgery is another form of trauma to the knee, and together the progressive nature of degenerative knee arthritis escalates. This is a concept Dr. Lox frequently lectures on at National and International Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Science, and Tissue Engineering Medical Symposiums around the world.
This Los Angeles (LA), California Cheerleader with knee pain had a traumatic injury then two subsequent knee surgeries. All before she was twenty years of age.
That is a lot of trauma to the knee at such an early age. Understanding the science of how knee injuries progress towards degenerative knee arthritis, leads one to understand that trauma and surgery progress knee degenerative arthritis at an accelerated pace. Meaning your knee ages faster than you do. Bad news for athletes, and the young.
One only has to look at the history of some famous athletes with knee injuries to understand this. Remember the famous NFL Quarterback Joe Namath of the New York Jets? He guaranteed a Super Bowl win over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts (Before they were Moved to Indianapolis, and became the Ravens).
Joe Namath had his first knee surgery in College when he played for Alabama. He did win Super Bowl III and was named MVP. Became a big star in commercials, and movies. He was nicknamed Broadway Joe for his nightlife escapades.
However, despite all his fame several more knee injuries, and subsequent knee surgeries prematurely ended his football career. He did follow the early degenerative knee arthritis progressive cascade, ultimately having both knees replaced at an earlier age than one would want. This happens because traumatic knee injuries propel a cascade of events cellularly and between cells and their environment. This series of events create a progressively downward loss of joint cartilage, resulting in irreversible knee joint damage. This continues to self propagate, or self destruct if you will the entire knee joint. This is exactly what degenerative knee arthritis really is.
Other factors can increase this progression of knee arthritis. Going weight over time, due to pain, debility or just bad diet can further accelerate this degenerative knee arthritis. Continued repetitive stress from work or sports can further the effect. Dr. Lox has had many marathoners, and Iron Man competitors with knee injuries. Imagine the stress on the knee these activities take on a 60 plus year old knee? Yes, some were over 60 years of age.
Ankle Sprain Makes Matters Worse: Limping with 2 Bad Legs
Now factor in a Cheerleader with knee pain in Los Angeles, California. She is trying to stay active after spraining her ankle, after 2 knee surgeries, and limping on 2 bad legs. It just makes thing get more complicated.
As a Sports and Regenerative Medicine expert, Dr. Lox has seen his share of complicated patients. It is not just that the patients are complicated, understanding their medical history at length to understand how they got where they are that makes it difficult.
This is why many seek Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy science options as an alternative to knee replacement surgery. Stem cells are basically our own bodies repair cells. Starting early towards repair is just an easier task.
Dennis M. Lox M.D. is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Lox treats patients from around the world, in his Beverly Hills, California and his Tampa Bay, Florida area office.
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.