The sound of the pavement underneath the rubber soles of your shoes is a soft, yet consistent pounding. The swish-swish of your windbreaker, beating of your heart, and inhale and exhale of your breathing combine together to create a sweet harmony with the rhythm booming in your ears from your favorite Pandora station. These are sounds that only a runner can understand.
Your destination is still miles away and you’re glad. Running is your outlet. It’s the time of day that is all yours. Not your boss’s, not your husband’s, not your kid’s. It’s just you and the pavement – and usually your best friend who is content to just run along beside you for moral support. Except today she isn’t here because she has a running injury. As you stop at your destination to stretch and watch the sunset an advertisement comes on about stem cell therapy treatment. You wonder, does stem cell therapy work for running injuries?
Whether running is your chosen form of exercise, you’re training for a marathon, or just part of a weekly running group, if you’re a runner out with an injury, you want it to heal fast. Stem cell treatment can help common running injuries by speeding healing twice as fast!
Some of these common running injuries include:
- Achilles tendon tears – caused by making a sudden movement that causes an abrupt tensing of the muscle. Like a sprinter who quickly starts a race.
- Tears of the plantar fascia ligament – caused by too much pressure on your feet that damages or tears the ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot and supports your arch. Think of a marathon runner who wears shoes that don’t support the arch.
- Damaged ligaments in the ankle joint – caused by not bearing weight properly, or an irregular walking pattern. Like a runner who suffers from over-pronation.
So, how does stem cell therapy work for these running injuries? Stem cells have the ability to develop into just about anything because they haven’t yet determined their role in the body. So, if you inject stem cells into a torn Achilles tendon, they will repair the tendon. If it’s new cartilage that you need, they will regenerate new cartilage. The injection is done using a minimally invasive technique, meaning it’s done by making a very small incision, is nearly painless, and doesn’t leave any scarring or cause any trauma to the patient.
Most runners hate being out with an injury, which means stem cell treatment is an excellent option because the cells start to work immediately and speed up traditional healing times, allowing runners to get back to their daily route much quicker.
So, does stem cell therapy work for runners? Yes! If you’d like to learn more, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare or read the related articles below.
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