Everything You Need to Know About Stem Cell Therapy

Over the past few decades, stem cell therapy has become a part of our national conversation. Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. The theory behind stem cell therapy is that can be used for two primary reasons: to regenerate new tissue and to repair damaged or diseased tissue for patients.

In the universe of diseases stem cell therapy can treat, few stand out as relevant as within orthopedics and sports medicine. Stem cell therapy is noninvasive and has a short recovery time.  

Sports medicine/orthopedic experts like Los Angeles, California based Arash Dini, MD, have the expertise, training and skill to determine if stem cell therapy is a good treatment for you.

What is stem cell therapy?

Before you settle on stem cell therapy as a treatment option, you should know all you can about stem cell therapy.  

Stem cells are integral to medicine and biomedical research because they are such a fundamental part of how our bodies are made up. These are cells that are the basis for cellular growth within your body. Stem cells are the cells from which all other types of cells in your body grow.  For example, stem cells are responsible for the growth of heart muscle cells among other types of cells.

It is important to note that many of these cells derive from one of two sources.  They are either embryonic cells that originate in eggs developed outside the body, or they are adult cells, which can be found in bone marrow, as an example.

How does stem cell therapy work?

The end goal of therapy is to have stem cells that have matured into the necessary type of cells needed for a therapeutic approach. This allows physicians to use the stem cells in a targeted way. They can be used to replace neurons in a wide variety of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.

Stem cell therapy among athletes

Among athletes, both weekend warriors and professional athletes, stem cell therapy is an innovative therapy that allows athletes to return to sports quickly with minimal invasive treatment. Stem cell therapy can be used to treat damage to tendons, muscles, and bone cartilage. Physicians have options of how to administer stem cell therapy. These options include targeted, traditional surgical treatment, or they may opt to use sutures that contain stem cells, or they may use a delivery system as simple as an injection.

If you are struggling with a sports injury, you should contact Arash Dini, MD right away. He and the caring professionals on his staff can diagnose what’s wrong and develop a plan to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Please give us a call at (323) 525-0101 or at (818) 784-1010 to book an appointment. You can also request an appointment online,

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