Becoming sidelined due to a sports injury is frustrating at best for athletes. At worst, acute injuries can become debilitating or career-threatening if left untreated. Some may require invasive procedures, which require significant downtime to make a complete recovery. Recently, however, athletes across the world have started considering regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy, as a potential, non-invasive treatment option.
Athletes Turning to Stem Cell Therapy
Sports medicine encompasses the treatment of the joints and muscles, which is now starting to leverage regenerative therapies. For instance, stem cell therapy for sports and athletic injury has the potential to repair and regenerate ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, which can wear out and have poor ability to regenerate on their own. When delivered directly into the affected tissue, stem cells target the injury, releasing anti-inflammatory and differentiating into the types of cells needed to support joint repair.
Athletes across different sports …