Preventing pain and sports injuries is difficult, not only for professional athletes but also for amateur athletes.
Regenerative medicine applied to sports injuries has become a key treatment, helping towards a progressive improvement and showing results in the short, medium, and long term.
There is an increasing number of published cases related to injuries and pain management in elite athletes that have been treated with regenerative medicine and stem cells.
The great advantage over conventional treatments is that patients can walk out of their treatment and recover quickly, regardless of whether the injury is acute or chronic. After stem cell treatment, athletes can continue training and living a normal life.
What is the treatment like?
The patient’s stem cells are obtained from a small liposuction of the patient’s abdominal fat.
Once they have been collected, they are purified and concentrated so they can be infiltrated in an ultrasound-guided way in the injured area: in the muscle for muscular injuries, in the tendon for tendon injuries. But the most common use of these infiltrations for athletes is to alleviate the pain generated by cartilage injuries, for which stem cells are infiltrated in the most problematic areas like the knee, shoulder, ankle, or hip.
Mesenchymal cells can reduce inflammation and create new tissue, acting on the area where the cartilage has been lost due to deterioration.