Secrets of the Professional Athletes: The Healing Power of Stem Cells

When it comes to performance for professional sports athletes – performance pays. The drive to win fuels professional athletes to be their best. This drive is not just limited to the professionals; in your life, an injury or health condition could be holding you back. So what is this professional athlete rapid healing secret—that isn’t so secret anymore? And how can you have an access to this treatment?

Introducing Stem Cell Therapy

The days when an elite athlete’s career could be ended prematurely due to injury could become a thing of the past. Increasingly, top sports stars are electing to be treated with Regenerative Stem Cell therapy instead of major surgery to repair career-threatening injuries, because the Regenerative treatment procedures are less invasive than surgery and have the potential to speed and augment repair.

And are they benefiting from improved outcomes and a quicker return to action? If you look at the list of professional athletes below, who have confirmed and/or been reported receiving Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy you basically have a list of one of the best. Stem Cells are no longer a hidden, secret treatment, these treatments are now widely offered in many medical clinics for a variety of conditions worldwide. In the past many professionals had these treatments performed in secret, but multiple doctors who regularly work with professional athletes have reported hundreds of professional athletes having Stem Cell treatments performed.

So what is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem Cell Therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to help repair damaged tissues and repair injuries. This therapy is a part of the regenerative medicine field that is rapidly growing.  A few of the many things Stem Cell Therapy is used for include reducing joint pain, increasing motion and flexibility, and treating tendon and ligament tears.

Everyone has stem cells in many areas of your body. Adult stem cells (also known as Somatic stem cells) are undifferentiated cells found throughout your body. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for other cells that are lost through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease. They multiply to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues.

Scientific interest in adult stem cells is centred on their ability to divide or self-renew indefinitely and generate different cell types.

Stem cells act as mother cells that have the potential to become any type of cell. Every organ and tissue in your body grew out of a cluster of stem cells early in development.

They are the foundation cells and your own bank of self-healing.

What sports injuries are being treated by Regenerative Stem Cell therapy?

Common injuries to the musculoskeletal system have traditionally required surgery, which can cause severe interruptions in a sports career. Taking stem cells from the patient and injecting them into the damaged area is providing a less traumatic remedy to a range of sports injuries, including:

  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Joint Arthritis – Hip, Spine, Knee, Ankle, Elbow, Wrist
  • Soft Tissue Injury – Tendonitis, Meniscus Tears in the Knee, Ligament Sprains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Muscle Tear

So who has received these treatments?

Chances are you have heard a few of these names..

Conor McGregor – Former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion got stem cell injections for injured knee ahead of UFC 189 and in just few weeks was able to bring his knee back and win the fight.

Stem Cells Therapy, Secrets of the Professional Athletes: The Healing Power of Stem Cells

Cristiano Ronaldo – Ronaldo reportedly has used stem cells multiple times to recover quickly from injury and maintain his elite performance. He reported to have undergone Stem Cell therapy to help speed up recovery from a torn hamstring suffered in 2017. Hamstring injuries are common in soccer as the hamstring muscles and tendons can be overstretched, resulting in a tear.

Stem Cells Therapy, Secrets of the Professional Athletes: The Healing Power of Stem Cells

Rafael Nadal – The tennis superstar received stem cell treatment on his ailing back in 2014 and also has received stem cell therapy for chronic bouts of knee pain in 2013.

Stem Cells Therapy, Secrets of the Professional Athletes: The Healing Power of Stem Cells

Tiger Woods – The 80-time PGA TOUR winner used Regenerative therapies to help him recover from his knee surgery, back and Achilles tendon injuries.

Stem Cells Therapy, Secrets of the Professional Athletes: The Healing Power of Stem Cells

Kobe Bryant – The five-time NBA basketball champion has made no secret about stem cells and Enhanced PRP helping to extend his career and keep his body in top shape. He went to Germany for treatment on his knee in 2013. Bryant suffers of degeneration within the knee and has had success with treatments in the past. After treatments, Bryant returned rejuvenated and enjoyed one of his best seasons ever.

Stem Cells Therapy, Secrets of the Professional Athletes: The Healing Power of Stem Cells

Alex Rodriguez (“A-Rod”) – Major League Baseball player decided to go for the Regenerative treatments after he experienced hip surgery in 2009. It helped accelerate the healing process with the goal that he could come back to the field sooner than he and the doctor foreseen. He also did the treatments after he sustained a knee injury.

Jack Nicklaus – The Golf legend with 120 professional tournament victories – went through various medical procedures to help with his chronic joint pain and inflammation. In 2016, he tried Stem Cell therapy in Germany.


Am I a Candidate for Regenerative Stem Cell therapy?

In general, Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy can be utilised by anyone, regardless of the age, race, or gender. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from this treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic to have assessment done by our Consultant, who will review your medical records and determine if you are a qualified candidate for therapy. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.

Want to know more about Regenerative Treatments for Sports injuries?

Here are our latest articles on Regenerative Treatments for Sports Injuries and top 5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy.

Have any concerns about the Stem Cell therapy?

Here are some common misconceptions about Stem Cell therapy, along with the facts you ought to know:  Stem Cell Therapy: The Myths and Misconceptions debunked

Didn’t find an answer to your question?

Give us a call on 020 8168 2000 or request a call back and we can address any questions or concerns you may have!

If you believe you or someone you care about could benefit from Regenerative therapy, please call our clinic on 020 816 82 000 to book an appointment or alternatively request a call back or fill in the online booking form or simply book in an initial video consultation with our Consultant.

*Regenerative Therapy is not suitable for all conditions and all patients. Only the doctor will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate. The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the condition, age, etc.

Dana White reveals that Conor McGregor got stem cell injections in injured knee ahead of UFC 189
Cristiano Ronaldo will undergo stem cell therapy in bid to be fit for Champions League second leg
Rafael Nadal Treats His Back With Stem Cells!
Kobe Bryant
Kobe in Germany for treatment
Golfer Jack Nicklaus says stem cell therapy cured his back pain
Yankees’ A-Rod suggested German stem cell procedure to UFC president


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