YOU AVOID RISKY SURGERY AND GET BACK TO YOUR GAME AS IF IT NEVER HAPPENED.
The conditions we treat may arise from the aging process such as arthritis or from sports and other injuries. We offer regenerative medicine techniques, including your own adult stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments, for relief of pain and other symptoms in the joints. No matter where you are experiencing pain, there is a regenerative technique for your orthopedic and cosmetic needs.
The Anatomy of Sport Injuries and Arthritis
YOU have been playing a lot of tennis recently, and now you think you have tennis elbow. Or you’re a swimmer with an aching shoulder. A cyclist with sore knees. A runner with pain in your heel. Have you recently suffered a sports injury? Using over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain or physical therapy may be temporary fix and only masks the pain, never getting to the source of the problem.
Treatments like PRP and Stem Cell Procedures are no longer available exclusively to professional athletes. You can receive the same care and recovery as world class athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon and so many more active and former professional athletes.
Most times athletes are told that they need surgery to fix their sports injuries. But surgery is not the answer for most of the sports injuries, and may actually never help you regain your performance to the level you were prior to the injury.
In addition, sports injuries can cause increased wear and tear of the joints leading to worse arthritis. Osteoarthritis is NOT a disease of old age anymore. More and more younger individuals in their 30s and 40s are getting osteoarthritis due to sports and auto accidents. Osteoarthritis usually starts in weight-bearing joints like knee. In most cases, OA involves the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects a joint, allowing it to move smoothly. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, such as when you walk. Without the normal amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.
Marion Travelled to Us from Scotland.
When Marion developed knee pain from a Golf injury, her physicians in Scotland recommended knee surgery. But she did not want to take the risks of surgery. She travelled from Scotland to our clinic at Jacksonville, FL. After thorough medical evaluation, she underwent simple ultrasound-guided stem cell injection at our facility.
Marion says she did not have to give up her golf and when she “played golf for the first time since I had the stem cell procedure and couldn't believe that I had no pain at all. This is great.” She admits “what a difference this has made” in her life.
Ultrasound-guided Stem Cell Injection Vs Surgery
New treatment technique includes simple ultrasound-guided injection that delivers your own adult stem cells to the precise location of the pain, making this treatment more effective. The cells promote healing of the injured and damaged tissues and help fix the problem instead of simply covering with medicines or possibly doing more harm with surgery.
Doctors admit joint ailments, from sports injury and arthritis, especially those involving knees are becoming more common as people are picking up sports at much younger age. Also as the population ages and people remain active for more years, an increasing number of people are seeking medical advice for their knee pains. Growing incidence of obesity creates even more wear and tear of the joints, especially the knee joint.
What Can Be Treated?
These ultrasound-guided stem cell and PRP Injections can be used for most common sports injuries and arthritis.
These common conditions include:
- Shoulder Injuries – Rotator Cuff and Labrum Tears, Biceps Tendonitis
- Elbow – Golfer’s, Tennis, Pitcher’s Elbow
- Wrist – TFCC, Ligament Injuries
- Hip – Labrum Tears
- Knee – Meniscus and ACL Tears
- Ankle and Foot injuries
- Arthritis – In the Knees, hips, shoulders, back, elbows, and more
The Old Standard
It used to be that the only options for pain relief available to you were medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments like acupuncture and surgery. Unfortunately, each has its own risks.
Pain medication can have dangerous side effects, especially when you need to take it for more than a few weeks, which is the case if you have chronic pain. Besides addiction, these medicines can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding, liver and kidney damage, and can even increase your risk of heart attack.
Physical therapy may be helpful both as treatment and for preventing further damage. However, this is usually effective only for minor injuries.
Surgery can cause more pain, instead of fixing it
Most people think that surgery will finally cure the problem but unfortunately in many cases surgery can have its own risks and problems. Also, people may look for surgery as a quick fix but usually this is not the case.
No one chooses surgery as anything but a last resort for a reason—it may have unanticipated results, recovery is painful, and there’s always a risk of complications like infection and blood clots that may even result in death.
Fortunately, times are changing. Thousands of athletes have received these simple office procedures and have gone back to their game, just like Marion.
The Advances of Modern Science
The new trend in orthopedic treatment is to repair your injured tissue, rather than cutting and removing it. Following this concept, doctors and researchers have discovered that Adult Stem Cells have the ability to heal your back and joints, saving you from the risks of surgery or side effects of pain medication.
As patients begin to outlast their prosthetic joints and secondary “salvage” jobs are becoming more common, this idea of using your own stem cells to regenerate and heal your tissue is gaining traction.
How It Works
Your fat and bone marrow contain special cells called Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs or stem cells) that can help you if you’re in need of bone, cartilage, ligament and tendon repair. These special cells can change into other types of cells, such as cartilage, and release bioactive healing molecules when they sense the right signals in their environment.
Growing evidence also suggests that the use of stem cells from both fat and bone marrow is needed in fixing most joint ailments.
SmartChoice® Procedures: The New “Gold Standard”
As more people and their doctors learn about the benefits of using stem cells over surgery, these procedures will eclipse surgery as the standard of care.
This treatment technique includes ultrasound-guided injections that deliver your own adult stem cells from fat AND bone marrow to the precise location of the pain and injury, making this treatment more effective. This promotes healing of the injured and damaged tissues without the risks associated with surgery.
Even when nonsurgical injections don’t fully fix a problem, they often delay the need for surgery, which is helpful because most surgical procedures don’t last forever. Artificial knee replacement can wear out and a repeat surgery to replace the joint is more dangerous and riskier than the first operation.
People coping with such ailments as sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries, and arthritis will be glad to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing and improved functionality are both possible with our innovative, cutting- edge ADULT stem cell and PRP procedures.
What You Can Expect
SmartChoice® Procedures may help alleviate your joint pain, arthritis or sports injuries with a simple in-office, ultrasound-guided injection procedure. We encourage patients to walk the same day and you often experience no downtime after this procedure.
Dr. Garg is one of the most experienced physicians in the field of Regenerative Medicine. He has performed hundreds of PRP and adult stem cell injections over the past 10 years. He works with professional and amateur athletes from different sports to treat their sports injuries with stem cell and PRP injections and to increase their performance with his health and wellness program. His clients include a former number-one PGA-Tour golfer, several NFL players, many tennis and baseball athletes and athletes from other various sports.
And if you are considering a knee, hip or other joint surgery for your sports injury, arthritis or for back and joint pain - then you need to learn about how the adult stem cells and PRP procedures stack up against those risky Orthopedic surgeries.
Call us today at 1-888-434-6841 and find out if these procedures are an option for you.
|Dr. Garg is an expert in these procedures and is one of the few physicians in this country helping patients with this exciting Regenerative medicine using your own stem cells and PRP. Non-surgical, office-based SmartChoice® Joint Procedures provide ALTERNATIVES to invasive and costly joint replacements and other orthopedic surgeries.|