Regenerative Medicine

by Dave Hunnius, DO and Matt Vogt, MD

Running season and marathon training are in full swing! Along with the increase in miles comes an increased risk for musculoskeletal injuries. You can avoid many of them by stretching, adequate rest and recovery, and appropriate shoes for your running stride. However, injuries will occasionally arise given the high impact nature of running along with high volume training. Common examples include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, IT (iliotibial band) syndrome, stress fractures, and shin splints to name a few. Conservative treatment with rest, ice therapy, compression, and stretching will most times resolve many of these problems. Other times, the injury is too severe or becomes chronic and does not improve as quickly for conservative measures alone.

When these circumstances arise, further evaluation and treatment is necessary. Regenerative medicine utilizes treatment modalities that have been shown to quickly resolve a myriad of musculoskeletal conditions, including more serious things such as meniscus tears. Regenerative medicine involves PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Stem Cell therapy delivered non-operatively in an office based setting using Ultrasound guided injections. Such treatments are effectively used for treatment of osteoarthritis as well, enabling people to avoid joint replacement surgery.

The Sports Medicine and Regenerative Therapeutics Institute focuses on pain relief and recovery without surgery. For in-depth information and a more comprehensive list of conditions treated please visit www.thesmartinst.com