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Sports Injuries

Better Life Stem Cell Center

Michael Valpiani, MD

Regenerative Medicine located in Las Vegas, NV

The wear-and-tear of training and competing in sports increases your risk for injury whether you’re a weekend warrior or a pro. However, if you suffer from acute sports injuries like sprains or strains or repetitive use conditions such as tendinitis, Michael Valpiani, MD, offers customized treatments at Better Life Stem Cell Center in Las Vegas. Don’t let sports injuries keep you from your regular activities; call Better Life Stem Cell Center today, or make an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

Running, jumping, and repetitive movements put a lot of stress on your muscles, bones, connective tissue, and joints. As a result, athletes are prone to a range of sports injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Tendinitis
  • ACL, MCL, and LCL tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Runner’s knee
  • Shin splints

Sports injuries may happen suddenly from a severe impact or sudden twist, or you may develop problems like tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or runner’s knee over time.

Why are injuries common in athletes?

Regardless of level, athletes put their bodies through intense physical stress while training and competing. Running and jumping significantly increase the amount of weight your joints absorb with every step. 

Also, when you’re preparing for a specific event, you repeat the movement over and over again, which puts extra stress on your body. 

For example, baseball pitchers, tennis players, and golfers often develop problems in their shoulders or elbows, and nearly every type of athlete increases their risk of knee injuries and long-term conditions such as arthritis.

What is the treatment for sports injuries?

At Better Life Stem Cell Center, Dr. Valpiani offers innovative regenerative medicine treatments to heal your sports injuries and improve your ability to recover from training and competition, improving your overall performance.

Dr. Valpiani provides stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to accelerate and support your body’s ability to heal. Both treatments are injections, which Dr. Valpiani delivers directly into your injured tissue. 

Depending on your needs, the Better Life Stem Cell Center team may recommend a series of treatments. Additionally, your body needs time to repair itself, so you may not notice any changes for several weeks. 

Can I reduce my risk of sports injuries?

Staying physically active is an excellent way to enhance your overall health and well-being. If you train or compete in a sport, you must always wear the appropriate shoes and protective gear, including pads and mouthguards. 

Additionally, cross-training can increase your strength and flexibility, further reducing your risk of a sports-related injury. Talk to your coach about how you can train to protect your body.

If you have a sports injury, call Better Life Stem Cell Center or make an appointment online for expert, customized treatment to help you get back to your sport quickly and safely.