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What Are Shoulder and Elbow Injuries?

The shoulders and elbows are essential to your overall mobility – especially when playing your favorite sport or activity. When the tissues of the shoulder and elbow joints become torn, impacted, or worn down, it can drastically limit your movement and cause pain that interferes with your active lifestyle. If a sports-related shoulder or elbow injury keeps you from your active lifestyle or even inhibits your day-to-day tasks, our stem cell experts here at Axis Stem Cell Institute can help.

What Causes Shoulder and Elbow Injuries?

The most common cause of shoulder and elbow injuries is inflammation from overuse. Certain sports can cause overuse injuries because of the repetitive motions required to play, leading to symptoms like discomfort, inflammation, or pain in the shoulder and arm. Some sports that most commonly cause injuries include tennis, golf, baseball, or football – all sports that require you to make repetitive overhead motions.

If movement is a regular part of your lifestyle, then shoulder and elbow injuries can drastically reduce your quality of life. If this is the case, our stem cell experts can help you return to your favorite activities sooner and break free of limiting pain.

Types of Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

Some of the most common shoulder and elbow injuries include those from overuse. Conditions like golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow impact the inner and outer elbow respectively. Additionally, bursitis is a common overuse injury where the small fluid-filled sacs in the joint (called bursae) become inflamed.

Elbow and shoulder injuries can make it difficult to participate in your favorite sports, much less daily activities. Shoulder and elbow injuries are notorious for taking a very long time to heal, even requiring long-term care to ensure they don’t come back. In severe cases, surgery or the long-term use of medications might be needed.

Stem Cell Therapy For Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

Stem cell therapy is an exciting new option for sports injuries. It works by injecting stem cells into the injured area. There, the stem cells begin to reform essential tissues in the joint, leading to better function and reducing uncomfortable symptoms. The biggest benefit of stem cell therapy is it can drastically reduce recovery time and allow you to get back to your preferred lifestyle faster.

The Stem Cell Therapy Process

Stem cell therapy works by collecting tissue from your body or that of a screened donor source and distilling the tissue down into a more potent form. Then, the stem cells are injected into the joint where they will begin to differentiate into important tissues like ligaments, muscles, and more. Over time, this allows the body to better regenerate new tissues and regain the use of the joint.

Stem Cells in Seattle and St. Petersburg

 If you’re looking for an effective way to help sports injuries without medications or surgeries, stem cell therapy can help. During a consultation with our stem cell experts, you can learn more about the latest in regenerative medicine. To get started, contact our Kirkland and St. Petersburg locations by calling or filling out our online form.

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