Professional Football Player with Chronic Knee Pain
A professional Football player with chronic knee pain is no rarity. In fact, knee injuries are a feared element of the game. Some very elite professional Football players never completely return to top form after a knee injury, while others do. Some have turned to stem cells therapy.
One professional Football player injured his knee on the field. He had knee surgery, but his pain and swelling did not subside. Eventually, he was released by the team.
He sought various treatment measures, however, his symptoms persisted. He consulted Dr. Lox for evaluation of knee stem cell therapy. He decided this was a good course of action for him after a lengthy consultation with Dr. Lox. After having knee stem cells his knee pain and swelling improved. He began his reconditioning program with guidance for his knee.
The following season his knee improved to such an extent he was resigned with another team.
There are many aspects behind how stem cells may exert a healing component to knee injuries.
Understanding science is not necessary, yet it is a fascinating subject.
There are many conditions for which stem cell therapy has been used in knee disorders.
These include knee meniscal tears, ACL tears, medial and lateral collateral tears, knee arthritis, avascular necrosis (AVN), and failed knee surgery.
Football players and athletes may have many of all of these. Professional athletes not only have sports participation on the line, but it is their livelihood. Both are extremely motivating factors for trying to improve. Athletes have been early to try many new forms of treatment and cutting edge therapy. Stem cells have actually been used since the 1960’s for treatment of leukemia. Bone marrow transplants at the time where crude stem cell delivery vehicles. Today stem cells are delivered to leukemia patients in a more sophisticated manner. The application of stem cells will no doubt be more sophisticated in another 50 years. This in no way tempers the current understanding of our treatment options. Prescription arthritis medications, cortisone injections, and hyaluronic acid injections do not heal knee injuries or deter the progression of knee arthritis. Knee surgery has been shown to accelerate knee arthritis in general.
All these factors, combined with stem cells are present in all of us, and are our natural healing cells lends towards the appreciation of stem cell therapy.
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.
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.