How Stem Cell Therapy Speeds Recovery From Sports Injuries

It doesn’t matter if you’re a weekend warrior or an elite athlete -- no one wants to get benched with a sports injury. But if you take the right steps when an injury occurs, you can recover faster, improve your performance, and reduce your chances of additional injuries in the future. 

That’s why we offer stem cell therapy at Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida. Dr. Jason Gold and Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus are equipped with the knowledge and experience to offer you the best stem cell therapy, along with a variety of other foot, ankle, and leg vein treatments. 

Introducing stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy triggers the natural healing process in your body. This form of regenerative medicine relies on stem cells -- the raw building blocks of your body -- because they can become any kind of tissue. 

This means that when we use stem cells for therapeutic purposes, they can repair or replace any type of damaged tissue, from bones and cartilage to ligaments and tendons.

You have stem cells all over your body, including your bone marrow, blood vessels, organs, and muscles. But some of the most powerful stem cells exist in something called amniotic fluid. This protective liquid surrounds a growing fetus during pregnancy. 

In many cases, amniotic fluid gets discarded after cesarean delivery. Some women choose to donate it, though, because of the numerous benefits it has to offer medically. When used to treat a sports injury, amniotic fluid stem cells activate the healing process in the site to regenerate and rebuild damaged tissue.

Sports injuries that respond to stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy can strengthen and heal damaged tissue with little, if any, risk or side effects. This makes it a safe and reliable treatment for a wide range of foot and ankle sports injuries, including:

We might even suggest stem cell therapy to help you recover more quickly following surgery for a sports injury.

Stem cell therapy in action

When you start stem cell therapy, Dr. Gold or Dr. Schoenhaus injects a concentrated amount of stem cells directly into your injury site. Once in place, the stem cells activate the healing process. During this stage, it’s common to experience a little inflammation and swelling as the healing process gets underway. 

Within the first 2-3 weeks, new tissue begins to generate in the area, and you’ll start seeing changes in the treatment site. This often includes reduced pain, improved mobility, and more stability in the region. You’ll continue seeing improvements over the next several months as you continue to recover.

Based on the severity of your sports injury, we might recommend doing a series of stem cell therapy treatments to achieve optimal results faster.

If you’re suffering from a sports injury and want to get back on the field, call us or schedule an appointment online to see how stem cell therapy can support your recovery.

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