Stem Cell InjectionsManalapan Township, NJ
We can help patients treat a sports injury that hinders their ability to continue playing the sport and function in everyday life. Stem cell injections are a treatment option that Dr. Ted L. Freeman, DO may consider. Stem cell injections for sports injuries can help repair damaged tissues by utilizing the healing abilities of undefined cells that transform into other cells in the body.
Stem cell injections are available at Freeman Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in Manalapan Township and the surrounding area. Stem cell therapy can help promote recovery and is practical for most sports injuries. There is no reason to continue struggling with a sports injury and pain.
To find out if stem cell injections are the treatment for you, call us at (732) 504-6917 and schedule an appointment.
Benefits of stem cell therapy
When patients receive stem cell therapy alongside traditional treatments such as rest and physical therapy, there is a higher chance of a faster recovery. We use stem cells from other areas of the patient's body. Other benefits of stem cell injections include:
The regeneration caused by stem cell therapy improves the chances of reversing the damage from the sports injury. Also, stem cells can play a remarkable role after surgery to reduce scar tissue formation and promote regrowth of natural tissues.
Applications of stem cell therapy
Aging, workouts, sports, and injuries contribute to excessive wear and tear of the body. As people age, the repair process slows down considerably from the decreased production of mesenchymal stem cells (for cell repair). This process causes stiffness and a loss of elasticity of the joint’s elastic tissues, making it highly vulnerable to damage.
Fortunately, we can help treat this issue with stem cell therapy by using the body’s cells to repair and heal degenerated or damaged joints. Conditions that stem cell therapy can help to treat include:
How stem cell treatment works
Sports injury treatment usually focuses on restoring the function of the joint. At Freeman Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, we can use stem cell therapy to help promote recovery. As a sports medicine doctor, Dr. Ted L. Freeman, DO can use this regenerative medicine to help patients find the relief and healing they need. Our goal is to help an athlete resume sporting activities as soon as possible and regain the same level of skills and ability as they had before the injury.
Using the patient's stem cells and blood platelet, we will inject them into the injury site to help the body heal and rebuild tissues. We can obtain stem cells from the patient’s blood, bone marrow, or fat cells. We will customize the treatment plan, depending on the patient’s specific condition.
The Treatment process
The treatment process will begin with us deciding which part of the body to obtain the stem cells from, usually the hips or stomach. We will extract the cells after numbing the specific area. We may proceed to remove 20-60cc of bone marrow stem cells or 20cc of cells from the adipose tissues. We will then process the stem cells and platelets to separate them from the blood with a centrifuge device.
Afterward, Dr. Ted L. Freeman, DO will inject the healthy stem cells and growth factors into the injured area. The effectiveness of the therapy depends on the technique for this treatment and the protocol, since not all stem cell therapies are similar.
Patients may feel numbness in the injected area for at least an hour. After it reduces, they must take measures to prevent further injuries. It is important to avoid anti-inflammatory drugs for at least a month. Applying ice packs to the injured area for about 15 minutes several times a day can help.
As with most treatments, stem cell therapy has potential risks and complication. Most of the common complications stem from infections and bruising at the point of injection. Patients may experience soreness around the part where we extract the stem cells. We may recommend drugs to alleviate pain.
Patients must contact us immediately if they experience bleeding, infection, fever or increased pain.
Call us today
The use of stem cell therapy in sports medicine is quickly becoming widespread. Stem cells help to relieve pain and restore functions without invasive surgeries. To learn more about stem cell therapy and how you can benefit from the treatment, call us at (732) 504-6917 and schedule an appointment today.
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