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Can Stem Cells Improve Golf Games?

After years of working hard, you've finally retired and now get to enjoy working on your golf game and spending as much time on the green as you want. Everything was going great ... until the extreme joint pain hit. If this story sounds familiar, you aren't alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is projected to affect 78.4 million adults by the year 2040. Research from the United States National Health Interview Survey found that in 2014, 27.2 percent of adults suffered from severe joint pain as a result of arthritis symptoms.

Whether they're suffering from arthritis-related joint pain, old injuries acting up or even new injuries, many patients are turning to stem cell therapy to avoid complicated, costly surgery and long recovery times. In recent years, even celebrity golfers like retired pro Jack Nicklaus have spoken out about their success using stem cell therapy to get them back in the swing of things when it comes to their golf game. Nicklaus spoke at the Unite to Cure Conference in Vatican City last April and shared his story of how stem cell therapy helped him move on from not being able to "hit a golf ball without hurting" or even stand for more than 10 minutes.

Stem cell therapy works by helping the body begin the processes it needs to repair injured tissues. Dr. Foster uses stem cells from adipose fat in your own body. In fact, a 25-millimeter syringe full of this fat contains between 10 and 30 million stem cells. The procedure takes just a few minutes with a specialized liposuction device. The cells taken from the fat are then separated and injected into the site of injury using guided imaging. Since you're using your own cells to heal your body, there's no risk of rejection or an adverse reaction like there is when using donor cells.

If you're interested in learning more about how stem cell therapy could help with your golf game, or to schedule a phone consult with Dr. Foster, call us today at 760-670-3621. You can also learn more about how stem cells work on our Stem Cells page here.

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