COSTA MESA, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now available is a stem cell therapy that is incredibly close to home. Rehealth Regenerative Therapies, located in Guadalajara, Mexico, is offering athletes and other physically active people a new health option: stem cell therapies for sports injuries.
Regardless of age, countless patients suffer from joint and muscle injuries due to professional or amateur sport activities, such as muscle tears, torn rotator cuff, tennis elbow, and knee injuries. Throughout life these types of injuries can occur and constitute a severe problem for functional disability and pain.
Conventional medicine for joint and muscular pain includes the use of pain-killers, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids or local medication. These treatments all come with side effects such as gastritis, gastrointestinal bleeding, renal or hematologic toxicity, yet do not solve the issue at hand.
Within the past decade, the use of stem cells for sports injuries has increased. According to the article, Emerging Applications of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine to Sports Injuries by Ajibade et al, "Cell-based therapies and regenerative medicine offer safe and potentially efficacious treatment for sports-related musculoskeletal injuries."
Why stem cells for sports injuries?
Due to many reasons, as we age, our body does not have the natural ability to repair itself. Following trauma or injury, the body immediately tries to repair itself, yet the majority of these sports injuries occur in cells or tissue that have very limited regenerative capabilities.
Cells from the immune system, biochemical substances and molecules are released into the blood stream to clean the area from the dead cells' debris, bring other cells to repopulate the zone, regenerate the tissue and finally, make a scar.
|SOURCE ReHealth Regenerative Therapies|
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