Professional Wrestler with Knee and Shoulder Arthritis
Dennis M. Lox M.D. has treated many elite athletes. Professional wrestlers often are plagued with chronic injuries later in their careers, including knee and shoulder arthritis. This professional wrestler was a living example of knee and shoulder pain with arthritis. Repetitive trauma, prior surgery, and advancing age all predispose to degenerative joint arthritis. Dr. Lox has lectured at National and International Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Scientific Medical Conferences, with some of the worlds most prominent and acclaimed Researchers and University Professors in the field of Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Two of these acclaimed Professors have been featured on the news program 60 Minutes, for their groundbreaking research in the field of Regenerative Medicine.
Wrestling, Sports Injuries, and Arthritis
Understanding the nature of degenerative arthritis, its progression nature, and Regenerative Medicine treatment options, allows the skilled Sports and Regenerative Medicine physician to make accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. A professional wrestler with multiple traumatic injuries is bad enough. Add to this multiple knee surgeries, and shoulder surgery and this equates to the development of knee and shoulder degenerative arthritis. The more invasive the surgery such as knee meniscus debridement, and shoulder labral resection the greater risk for early degenerative osteoarthritic changes. Wrestling and contact sports often predispose to traumatic injuries. The knee and shoulder are frequently injured in these sports. Observing these sports athletes over time and decades shows obvious wear and tear degenerative arthritis changes in many joints.
Professional Wrestling and Body Aches Pains, Back Pain
Many professional athletes, including professional wrestlers, have a variety of body aches. It is the nature of many sports. Chronic Low back pain is extremely common in the general population and a lot of sports. Tiger Woods and Hulk Hogan are examples of professional athletes who had back pain and surgery. Many professional wrestlers are active in weightlifting. Frequently they played football or other sports prior to their wrestling careers. Weightlifting in football is now the norm. Many football players have prior sports injuries as well. Thus a pattern emerges. The more sports that are traumatic in nature, the more likely a traumatic injury has occurred, coupled with numerous traumatic sports over time, and the progressive nature of degenerative arthritis truly becomes apparent. An aging athlete, and those who are retired 10-20 years later, frequently complain of numerous body aches. This also is seen in many aging people who develop arthritis without a history of trauma. Progressive degenerative arthritis just occurs earlier due to the trauma.
Regenerative Medicine, Orthobiologics and Cell Therapy
Dr. Lox is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Having seen nearly every type of athlete over the decades, Dr. Lox brings a unique perspective towards treating athletes in every stage of their career. Regenerative Medicine encompasses many aspects of treatment. Orthobiologics is a term used to describe an umbrella of treatment options for orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports medicine applications. These include Biologic agents, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Cellular Medicine (Stem Cell Therapy), scaffolds, and Tissue Engineering strategies. There are also emerging technologies on the horizon that may be truly game-changing when applied to early injuries before degenerative arthritis has set in. Deciding on optimal treatment recommendations should be patient specific. There is no one size fits all treatment for anyone. Highly skilled and experienced Sports and Regenerative Medicine physicians understand this. Adapting treatment to each patient’s unique needs is the only way for patients to have the best results. There is no standard treatment for a car. There are many cars, many problems with cars, and many years and mileage on different cars. Same applies to human beings. For optimal results do your homework, ask questions. A good question deserves a good answer.
Dennis M. Lox M.D. practices Sports and Regenerative Medicine in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.
Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area, Florida (727) 462-5582
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, 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.