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Mixed Martial Artist Consults Dr. Lox for Regenerative Therapy and Hip Pain

Martial Artist with Hip Pain Chooses Hip Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Pain Relief

A mixed martial artist with hip pain consulted Dennis M. Lox, MD, for hip pain relief. He researched regenerative techniques and the subject of hip stem cell therapy. This patient has been a mixed martial artist and a student of martial arts for over 20 years. His primary goal was to avoid hip surgery, decrease his severe hip pain and improve his quality of life.

Contact Sports Athletes often Develop Hip Arthritis 

Most contact sports athletes will have either an injury or wear and tear accumulative degenerative hip arthritis damage.  A lot of mixed martial artists have shoulder or hip problems from years of hitting the heavy bag, and physical contact.  In this case, the martial artist’s hip was becoming arthritic as a result. This greatly affected his ability to hit the heavy bag with his leg. The patient could no longer strike the heavy bag with his leg because it caused severe hip pain. He felt the need to demonstrate kicks properly for his students, as he was a very hands-on teacher, and in this case, he wanted to be a “hips on” teacher. Thus the desire to have his hip pain not just go away, but repair itself if it could.

Sports and Regenerative Medicine, Hip Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Pain Relief  

He liked the idea of merging sports medicine with regenerative medicine for hip pain relief.  A part of Martial arts is the mind and body connection so this patient liked the idea of using his own stem cells to help heal himself.

Dr. Lox explains the science of procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy for hip pain relief. 

Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is not just a wear and tear phenomenon. We now know many factors comprise this process. It may be initiated by a single traumatic event. Trauma can predispose or accelerate the degenerative arthritis cascade. Therefore, trauma from sports progresses this at an accelerated rate compared to a normal non-traumatic degenerative arthritis. Hip and knee surgery also predisposes to an accelerated progression of knee and hip degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis, as there is usually trauma from sports or another traumatic event combined with surgery.  Patients have researched Dennis M. Lox M.D for his expertise in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, the aspects of regenerative medicine techniques and stem cell applications for these conditions.


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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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