Power lifter / Martial Artist with Chronic Knee Pain Opts for Knee Stem Cells
Athletes are prone to injury, and the knee is a frequently injured joint in all sports. A martial artist with chronic knee pain consulted with Dr. Lox for a stem cell procedure. Stem cells are increasingly being considered as a viable option in the treatment of knee disorders. Dr. Lox treats athletes of a diverse array of sports with stem cell therapy.
Power lifters and martial artists are prone to a variety of injuries including their knees. Dennis M. Lox, M.D., has evaluated many such athletes for knee stem cell therapy as well as hips, shoulders, wrists, and even ankles.
Dr. Lox was consulted in this aging power lifter and martial artist for his chronic knee pain. He was diagnosed with an old knee meniscal tear with superimposed knee osteoarthritis (arthritis).
It is quite common in weightlifters, power lifters, and bodybuilders to develop osteoarthritis in their knees, hips, and shoulders after years of heavy weight lifting. Often muscle imbalances may exacerbate this problem. Dennis M. Lox, M.D., has had the pleasure of discussing and treating the highest caliber of these athletes including Mr. Olympia’s and the martial artist with chronic knee pain.
This leads to vast experience and a highly diverse level of injuries. A common theme in power and weightlifters with knee problems is as they age, they place wear on the knee joint. Progressive loss of knee joint cartilage leads to problems with continued heavy lifting. Squats and heavy leg presses exact a toll on the knee over time.
These athletes often do not wish to alter their training routine. Stem cells may help repair and alter the progression of arthritis, however, the constant barrage of lifting heavy weights will deter the long-term success.
A frequently asked question among athletes is can you repeat the knee stem cell treatment?
The answer is yes.
This is where personalized individual medicine takes over. No two patients are alike and successful treatment is based upon the individual patient’s needs, goals, and desires.
Stem cell therapy should not be a one size fits all or a one-stop-shop where everyone gets the same treatment approach. The patient’s needs are the most important goal.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
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.