Sure, you’re active on the field and constantly getting exercise. That may be great for your fitness, but in some cases, it’s bad for your physical condition. That’s because being active in sports puts you at great risk of sports injuries.
Professional athletes who are paid to get out on the field and play everyday are not the only ones who risk getting injured; those who actively play sports for recreation run the same risk. Basketball alone contributed to as many as 522,817 injuries in 2014. This was followed by biking with 502,104 injuries and football with 396,457 injuries.
These injuries contributed to a significant number of treatments in emergency rooms across the country. For some, recovery is a long and uncomfortable process. This is why some decide to turn to stem cell therapy to get their sports injuries treated.
Unlike any surgical procedure or course of treatment involving medication, stem cell therapy works by encouraging cellular healing right in the injured area to treat any damaged ligaments, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and tissues. Upon administering stem cells through an injection, IV, or both, these cells can divide, duplicate and transform themselves to treat the injury.
In addition, they would also start listening to inflammatory signals of the damaged tissues and begin repair work. Because of this, the body begins to heal from any of these injuries, enabling you to return to your sport in no time.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
The ACL refers to a ligament that runs right behind your knee between the thighbone and the shin bone. You can injure it when you do sudden deceleration while on the field, while playing basketball, football, soccer, or skiing. In the event of an ACL injury, a person can feel pain and swelling. The knee may also start to feel unstable after a few hours. After some time, you will also start to feel loss of full range of motion as well as significant discomfort when you try to walk.
Rotator Cuff Tears
A rotator cuff tear often occurs among those who play tennis and baseball. This typically develops over time when you repeat the same arm motion over and over again. Common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include trouble raising the arm, weakness in the shoulder, pain when moving your arm and suddenly being unable to lift things.
Knee Meniscus Tears
A torn meniscus is a common knee injury among those who regularly play contact sports such as football, soccer, tennis and basketball. Symptoms may include pain in the affected area especially when touched, swelling and difficulty moving the knee. Even worse, you may also be unable to move your knee in a full range of motion.
If you happen to be suffering from these sports injuries, consider going to stem cell therapists to help you recover. This way, you can get your range of motion back and find yourself playing with your buddies again in no time.
Sports- and Recreation-related Injury Episodes in the United States, 2011–2014, cdc.gov
Sports Injuries, iii.org
COMMON SPORTS INJURIES: INCIDENCE AND AVERAGE CHARGES, aspe.hhs.gov