Why Do Our Joints Wear Out?
Patients are often perplexed why they have degenerative arthritis of their hips, knees, shoulders or spine. Especially, several joints at once.
Dennis M. Lox M.D., is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, he has special expertise in degenerative arthritis from all factors. Dr. Lox has lectured internationally on the subject. A typical response from Dr. Lox to patients is “you don’t get just one wrinkle, do you?” Then, they start to listen. Just like our cars wear with more mileage and poor upkeep, so do our bodies.
Trauma, Wear and Tear and Sports Injuries
Add early trauma from sports or any injury, being overweight, prior surgery, and getting older all play into the degenerative cascade of arthritis. Additionally, their are no stem cells in our joints, so we don’t have self repair, like a lizard can regrow their tails. Understanding how our bodies work, also provides keys to how they break down.
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.