The use of stromal or stem cell therapy in athletes has caused a lot of controversy in recent years as it has been proven to elongate their careers. While stem cell therapy is not a ‘performance enhancing’ treatment it can improve performance that has been damaged due to overexertion of the musculoskeletal area or a zone that has been damaged due to injury.
Stem cell therapy is favoured by athletic professions with a heavy contact theme and also sports with highly repetitive actions such as swinging bats or rackets. You have probably heard the phrase ‘Tennis Elbow’ before, and this condition affects the muscular structure of the elbow causing pain and decreased performance. By harnessing the regenerative properties of stem cells a tennis player inflicted with this condition may be able to play more regularly again with less or no discomfort.
Stem cell therapy can be performed by Macquarie Stem Cells to alleviate pain, discomfort and disability caused by arthritis, some neurological disorders, general joint pain and many more. During the process your doctor will extract a small amount of fat from your stomach region and treat the fat using ultrasonic cavitation. This will purify the stem cells and ready them for reinsertion into the affected area. Once they are reinjected the regenerative process can begin, helping to restore function to the joint or section of bodily tissue.