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Dear Fellow Pickleball Players:  You need to know about Regenerative Therapy.

For you non-pickleball players, here’s a quick update on Pickleball: Pong pong, tennis, and badminton are all rolled into one. What could be better?

“Despite its reputation as a low-impact sport, pickleball can pose a serious risk for players, especially if they have weaker bones from osteoporosis,” said Kurt P. Spindler, an orthopedic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic in Florida, Monday in a news release. “It’s important to understand your risk profile of injury and to speak with your physician to see how to lower your risk.”

The number of pickleball players is steadily increasing all over the country. The United States Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball Association) has more than 124,000 members, but many more people play Pickleball without joining USAPA because they are involved in informal games.

The sport has become so popular that approximately 6 million pickleball players play 20 million games a year. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s report, Pickleball is the fastest-growing team sport in America.

Let’s learn about some alternatives once those joints start hurting.

Stem cell joint injection is a medical procedure that involves the injection of stem cells into a joint to promote healing and alleviate pain or inflammation. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can develop into different types of cells in the body—obtained from various sources, including bone marrow, adipose tissue (fat), or umbilical cord blood.

The idea behind stem cell joint injections is that the injected stem cells can differentiate into the specific types of cells needed for joint repairs, such as cartilage cells or cells that help reduce inflammation. This approach aims to enhance the body’s natural healing processes and potentially regenerate damaged tissues in the joint.

Stem cell joint injections may benefit individuals experiencing joint pain, inflammation, or degenerative conditions. Some specific conditions that are considered for stem cell joint injections include:

  • Osteoarthritis: Stem cell therapy is being investigated as a potential treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone changes.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Although rheumatoid arthritis involves an autoimmune response, some studies explore using stem cells to help manage the associated joint inflammation.
  • Sports injuries: Stem cell therapy may be considered for specific sports-related injuries, such as meniscus tears, ligament strains, or cartilage damage.
  • Tendon injuries: Conditions like tendinitis or tendon tears may be targeted for stem cell injections to enhance the healing process potentially.

Other degenerative joint conditions: Stem cell therapy is also being explored for conditions like avascular necrosis, where the blood supply to the bone is compromised, leading to joint damage.

It’s important to note that stem cell therapy for joint conditions is still evolving, and its efficacy is still being studied. The suitability of stem cell joint injections for an individual will depend on various factors, including the specific condition, the severity of symptoms, overall health, and individual circumstances.

It is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional specializing in regenerative medicine to determine if you are a suitable candidate for stem cell joint injections and discuss the potential risks and benefits specific to your situation.

Luckily for patients, Lynne Worthington is at the top in regenerative therapy. 

Let’s look at what Regenerative Therapy does for your body. It is your Body’s Built-In Repair System. Your body has incredible repair systems. When you fall and skin your knee, your body sends stem cells to the injured area to repair and replace the damaged skin and tissue. When you break a bone, your body sends stem cells to help the broken bones grow back together.

For almost any damage or injury, your body has the tools and systems to make the needed repairs to keep you going. It sends your stem cells (along with a few other special cells) to repair the damage. But as we age, our body produces fewer stem cells. And the stem cells it makes are not quite as “healthy and strong” as when you were young.

As a result, when our “more mature” joints are injured or damaged from arthritis or degeneration, we don’t have as many stem cells to repair the damage as when we were young, nor are the stem cells as strong and healthy to make the repairs. This is why most recent advancements in regenerative medicine have focused on using stem cells and growth factors from healthy young umbilical tissue.

If you suffer from the following conditions, learn how Regenerative Therapy can help eliminate the pain and repair the damage.​

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Wrist/Hand Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot/Ankle Pain

Fountain of Youth Medical, Knoxville, TN, is one of the top regenerative therapy centers to promote damaged tissue repair and regeneration, leading to health improvement – without surgery.

​Stem Cell Therapy isn’t for everyone. However, you will know this if you come for a free consultation.


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