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What are Sports Injuries?
There are many different important systems at work in your body when you’re active and moving. Your respiratory and circulatory system work together to make sure that your body has energy, while your musculoskeletal system supports movement and fluidity. Unfortunately, your musculoskeletal system can be susceptible to injuries if you move the wrong way or push your body’s limits. Many sports injuries occur in the joints or muscles, where the soft tissues experience strain and stress. In the event of a sports injury, stem cells can be used to regenerate and heal tissues, allowing you to get back to your healthy lifestyle quickly and effectively.
What Causes Sports Injuries?
There can be many different things that cause sports injuries, but they most often happen suddenly and painfully. This can occur because of strain, twisting, collision, or many other factors when you’re active. Each injury and circumstances are unique, so we begin treatment with understanding your anatomy, lifestyle, and symptoms.
What are Common Sports Injuries?
The knees are an important supportive structure that is designed to move effectively and in tandem with your lower body. There are, however, many delicate and important tissues contained within and around your knees that can be prone to injuries. These can often be extremely painful and inhibit your ability to move freely. Most commonly, injuries occur in the meniscus (cartilage that cushions the contact between the shin and thigh bones), the anterior cruciate ligament (one of four main ligaments that connects the thigh and shin bones), and the patellar tendon (a tendon responsible for straightening the leg that inserts at the knee cap).
Shoulder and Elbow Injuries
Both the shoulder and elbow are responsible for allowing you to effectively move your arms and use your hands. Just like other joints, however, they can be subject to injuries if they are strained, twisted, or overused. Injuries to your shoulders or elbows can limit your ability to accomplish everyday tasks like lift things or dress yourself without pain or discomfort. Injuries in the shoulder or elbow can commonly affect areas like the ulnar collateral ligament (a ligament that connects the upper arm to the forearm), and the tendons that support the elbow. Injuries that affect the shoulder can result in conditions like bursitis, where small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joint become inflamed and irritated.
Ankle and Foot Injuries
The ankles and feet, like the knees, are subject to injury when you move wrong or put too much weight on one area. This can usually result in sprains and strains that affect the ligaments and tendons, resulting in pain or discomfort during regular movements. This can even mean you have difficulty walking or being on your feet for long periods of time. Ankle and foot injuries aren’t always the result of sports injuries, since spraining or straining your ankle can occur in everyday life events like walking over an uneven path.
Learn More About How Stem Cells Can Help
If you live an active lifestyle, then an injury can affect more than just your body. Injuries to the important musculoskeletal tissues can require a lot of time and patience when it comes to healing, meaning you’re unable to remain active and healthy. Both adipose derived stem cells and platelet-rich plasma derived from your own tissues can help to boost your body’s healing and rejuvenation functions through growth factors and tissue regeneration. Learn more about adipose derived stem cells and platelet-rich plasma.
Schedule a Consultation
At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we understand that activity and excelling at your sport are an integral part of your lifestyle. Unfortunately, injuries can inhibit you from chasing your goals and living your best life. We seek to offer the best and latest in sports medicine and regenerative techniques to ensure that you can get back on your feet quickly and without discomfort. It can feel like your only options are therapy and waiting for your body to heal, so we offer the best and most up-to-date information about stem cells and regenerative medicine so you can make the best choice for your health and your body.
Treatments with platelet-rich plasma can help your body heal quickly and efficiently using your body’s own functions. Speaking with our stem cell experts is a great first step in learning about your treatment options. To begin planning your sports injury treatment, contact our Kirkland office by calling 206.415.2947 or filling out our online form. Our expert patient coordinators can help you through the booking and scheduling process.
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