U.S. Sports Injury Center of Excellence
Repetitive strain injuries (sometimes referred to as repetitive stress/motion injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, or occupational/sports overuse syndromes) are painful, sometimes debilitating conditions associated with repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations (such as those produced by power tools), mechanical compression, sustained motion of awkwardly positioned limbs/hands/fingers, or poor posture. While this pain can affect many areas, the neck, shoulders, elbows, forearms, wrists, and hands are especially susceptible. The incidence of these conditions has steadily risen in recent decades due to many factors, including extended daily exposure to the modern office or workplace.
Likewise, individuals who are running athletes or participate in recreational and organized sports are at increased risk for a number of overuse injuries including plantar fasciitis (heel and foot pain), various tendinopathies (such as tennis elbow), and ligament injuries (such as skier’s thumb) due to the repetitive, highly exertive nature of these activities.
Regardless of the cause, symptoms commonly associated with repetitive strain/sports injuries include pain, tenderness, swelling, redness, tingling/numbness, stiffness, throbbing, and weakness.
Preventative therapy is important, as even moderate symptoms can be indicative of a more serious degenerative condition. On the other hand, treating more serious stages of pain and damage can often produce significant, long-term improvements without the risks and recovery time of surgery. Call today to discuss your options.
Conditions We Specialize In
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Ulnar Collateral Ligament (Skier’s Thumb)
How InovaCyte™ Stem Cell Therapy Works
Our therapy isolates and concentrates regenerative cell types (such as stem cells) and healing factors (known as growth factors) from an individual’s own body to produce an incredibly safe, highly effective therapeutic process capable of treating a multitude of chronic pain issues arising from joints, tendons, ligaments, or skin lesions. Though our treatment provides true therapeutic benefit, it does not involve surgery or rely on the use of steroids and narcotics.
First, a blood draw is performed followed by a minimally invasive bone marrow harvest via the iliac crest. This process is relatively rapid and local anesthesia is applied to reduce any discomfort felt during bone marrow collection.
Does InovaCyte Utilize Multiple Administration Methods?
Yes, InovaCyte always utilizes multiple administration methods when performing stem cell therapy. Patients will always have access to both an IV for a systemic infusion along with ultrasound guided injections to target areas of damage. This is necessary to ensure the highest number of stem cells throughout the body possible.
Is the procedure painful?
Harvesting bone marrow in the past has typically been a somewhat painful procedure for patients. Currently InovaCyte utilizes a cutting-edge powered device which is a far superior option. Our powered harvesting device allows for a much quicker procedure resulting in significantly less pain but also allowing for better sterility and a higher yield of stem cells which directly aids efficacy.
Can the procedure be completed in one day?
Yes, the procedure is minimally invasive and is completed in one day. We harvest, process and re-administer your stem cells in the exact same day on your treatment day.
When can I expect to feel better?
Typically patients report back improvements in 1-3 months however, every patient is different and we have seen patients take up to 6-9 months to see improvements.
When can I resume my daily activities?
Typically patients can return to low-impact activities within about a week after the procedure and high-impact activities 4-6 weeks post-procedure.
Is there anything I can do Post-treatment to help my stem cells?
Yes, we always recommend infrared heat wraps which can easily and affordably be found on Amazon.com