If there’s anything worse than the pain of a sports injury, it’s the length of time you’re out of action while your injury heals. The doctors at Stem Cells Specialist NY can help you get back in the game faster with stem cell or PRP treatments that reduce your inflammation and accelerate healing. To schedule an appointment for holistic, natural healing of your sports injury, call the office in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City, or use the online booking system.
What sports injuries are treated with stem cell and PRP therapy?
You’re most likely to sustain a sports injury when you engage in activities that involve physical contact, repetitive motion, and movements such as twisting, throwing, and rapidly stopping or changing directions when you’re running.
The team at Stem Cells Specialist NY successfully treats many sports injuries, but some of the most common include:
- ACL tear
- Ankle sprains
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow
- Meniscus tear
- Rotator cuff tear
- Achilles tendon rupture
Stem cell and PRP treatments promote healing in all types of injuries, but they’re especially vital for severe or slow-healing injuries.
What symptoms might develop due to a sports injury?
Sports injuries affecting your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones cause these classic symptoms:
- Limited movement
- Joint instability
- Inability to use the damaged area
If your injury damages a nerve, you may also feel tingling, numbness, or pain that radiates down the length of the nerve.
How do stem cells and PRP heal my sports injury?
Stem cells naturally replicate, producing a new stem cell that can develop into the different types of tissues needed to repair your injury. The platelets in PRP contain growth factors that stimulate healing and enhance stem cell proliferation.
When your doctor at Stem Cells Specialist NY injects stem cells, PRP, or both directly at the site of injured tissues, these regenerative cells:
- Relieve pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Produce new tendon, ligament, muscle, and cartilage cells
- Trigger new blood vessel growth
- Increase stem cell effectiveness
- Prevent the degeneration of healthy tissues
Stem cell therapy is used extensively to treat sports injuries because mesenchymal stem cells are easily extracted from your own body, and they regenerate into numerous types of musculoskeletal tissues.
What should I expect during treatment for a sports injury?
After performing a thorough examination, your doctor at Stem Cells Specialist NY extracts stem cells and takes a blood sample if PRP is being injected. Stem cells come from a small sample of fat liposuctioned from your abdomen. Then mesenchymal stem cells are extracted from your fat sample in the on-site lab, using their patented process to ensure optimal results.
To make PRP, your blood sample is processed in a centrifuge, which separates platelets from the other blood components. Then your PRP and stem cells are placed in a syringe and precisely injected using ultrasound or X-ray imaging to guide the needle.
If you continue to suffer from inflammation, pain, or a slow-healing sports injury, call Stem Cells Specialist NY or schedule an appointment online.