A runner’s distress: can cell therapy give a new lease of life to my knees?
Sports medicine refers to it as runner’s knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) but no matter what we call it, it can really hurt.
This condition affects many professional athletes as well as millions of amateur runners. It is irritating at best, but at worst it can be debilitating. Unpromisingly, incidence and prevalence studies of PFPS have shown that it accounts for up to 40 percent of knee complaints in sport, so it is undoubtedly one of the runner’s worst enemies.
Running, at any level, puts repeated stress on the knee joint, so the bones will wear down over time. If you add injuries or a combination of other factors, including genetics, you can end up with terrible pain. This can ruin your exercise plan or even derail your career.
What treatment options do I have?
Some simple steps like resting, icing, bracing, or taking prescribed medication may sometimes help to promote recovery and bring relief to your knees. At other times when, for example, you struggle with pain caused by a breakdown of cartilage, or damage to ligaments and tendons around your knee, other options may be necessary. Then you should consider either Stem Cell Therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, both of which can promote the healing process.
Who offers that?
Easing the suffering may require a multidisciplinary approach. So GenLife’s innovative, high-quality pain management treatments are holistically focused on our patients’ long-term well-being rather than a temporary relief from pain. Dr. Charles F. Mahl, our eminent, internationally-recognized physician/surgeon, specializes in the practice of (IROM) Interventional Orthopaedic Regenerative Medicine, so our patients receive the best possible care.
What makes GenLife’s pain management in Miami so effective?
Many of our patients who have undergone pain management treatments, such as Prolotherapy, PRP or Stem Cell Treatments for knee pain, have experienced that these minimally invasive procedures prove to be outstanding alternatives to total knee replacement or arthroscopic surgery. GenLife specializes in and promotes therapies that have been hailed as miracle cures for many conditions, from wrinkles to spinal repair. We combine an intimate knowledge of multidisciplinary skills with our passion to provide a personalized diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment process for our patients.
Our team specializes in creating ideal health and longevity plans for patients of all ages.
How long will I have to wait for a positive outcome?
Most patients who have sustained knee injuries want treatment options that will enable them to recover as quickly as possible and return to their physical activity. For this purpose, as noted by National Health Institute, modern regenerative medicine has introduced the use of cell-based therapies that have opened new knee-treatment horizons.
GenLife’s cell therapy in Miami offers runners these autologous injections giving them a chance to get back to training far sooner than they may have expected. How quickly or potently this recovery will occur in your knee depends on several factors including your age, genetics, injury severity, general health, and follow-up care. The regeneration process can take from a couple of weeks up to a few months while relieving or reducing your pain.
Remember that returning to sport participation should always be a decision made together by the athlete and the doctor, to achieve the best possible outcome.
Want to speak with a cell therapy specialist in Miami?
It is always rewarding to help athletes get back on their feet so let us find out if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy injections or PRP injections to treat your runner’s knee.
Cell-based therapies have other recognized benefits, not limited to athletes suffering from a bad knee. They may be able to help you, so call 305-332-7234 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.
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