Athlete Recovery with Restorative Medicine Therapy

Enhanced Athletic Recovery With Restorative Medicine Therapy

Is pain still bothering you even after you sustained your injury?

Do you experience chronic pain that affects the quality of your life and limits what you can do with your body?

Do you still have a limited range of motion caused by your injury that rehab can’t seem to fix?

If any of these applies to you, surgery is not your only option. At Vibrant Health Care, we offer a non-invasive alternative through restorative injection therapy. With it, you can experience relief from the chronic pain and inflammation of your injury without having to undergo surgery and its tedious rehabilitation program. Ready to learn more?

Benefits of Restorative Therapy for Retired Athletes

Although injuries will vary depending on the sport, there are injuries common among professional and retired athletes regardless of their sport, such as joint degeneration, chronic pain, back issues, tendonitis, persistent muscle strains, and chronic sprains. These injuries resulted from the athlete performing repetitive motions and experiencing repetitive impact and abuse as they pushed their bodies even before they became a professional athlete.

Treatment of persistent conditions is limited to medication to manage pain and inflammation and prehabilitation exercises to maintain mobility and prevent the condition from worsening. And when a condition worsens or leads to a new injury, the patient will likely have to go through surgery and follow a schedule of rehabilitation exercises. Either of these will return the injured tissue to how it was before the wear and tear and the damage.

But, with restorative therapy, the damaged areas of the tissue are repaired by regenerating the affected tissue cells. This helps replace the damaged areas with healthier cells, which can help prevent a future injury recurrence and even a return to its pre-injury condition.

What is Restorative Medicine Therapy?

Restorative medicine therapy (or restorative medicine) introduce new and healthy cells to repair damaged tissues, leading to the healing of the injury. By placing it in a specific area in the body, it adapts and develops into a cell suitable for that part of the body.

This leads to the replacement of unhealthy cells affected by the damage with newer and healthier cells, which leads to the repair of damaged tissues due to wear and tear caused by the injury.

The source used for treatment come from the patient’s bone marrow or adipose fat tissue. It will depend on the procedure on which one will be the most viable source for a patient’s restorative treatment for athletes. 

Benefits of Restorative Medicine Therapy for Athletic Injuries


Helps Reduce Inflammation

Restorative medicine therapy helps suppress inflammation, moderate immune response, and repair damaged cells. Through these, restorative therapy can help reduce the inflammation caused by sports injuries, chronic conditions, and surgeries.


Assists with Recovery

Restorative injections will help increase the recovery rate. This improved recovery rate helps decrease the time patients are in pain before they can start rehabilitating. Moreover, by promoting the growth of blood vessels, restorative medicine therapy can help deliver nourishment to the injured area, which assists in the overall recovery of a place that has been injured or operated on.


Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

Restorative injections have promise in helping relieve pain-related conditions through their anti-inflammatory and restoring effect. Because of this, it can help those who experience chronic pain from various physical ailments, including arthritis and ligament and muscle tissue damage.


Provides an Alternative Treatment Option

Restorative medicine therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in helping treat various injuries, such as damage to cartilage, ligament, muscles, and tendons. This gives professional and retired athletes an alternative treatment when they prefer not to have surgery for their injuries. At the same time, it can supplement surgical and rehab treatments by helping repair damaged tissues.

Sports Injuries That Restorative Medicine Therapy Can Help With

Restorative treatment for athletes benefits and treats damaged tissues, reduces pain, improves joint function, and repairs damage in the cartilage. The following sports injuries can make use of restorative medicine therapy as an alternative or supplemental method for treatment.

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are among the most common injuries that restorative medicine therapy is used to treat. It has a high success rate for helping shoulder pain and injury. And, since it is not an invasive treatment method, there is virtually no risk for the complications that surgery on the shoulder brings, including nerve or blood vessel injury, problems with wound healing, and reduced range of motion.

Restorative injections for the shoulder can be used to treat the following injuries and ailments among athletes:

Back Injuries

Old back injuries can cause chronic back pain even in the years since the injury occurred to the athlete. This is due to the damage left over after the injury was believed to be healed. Restorative medicine therapy can address these residual damages that can help reduce or eliminate a patient’s chronic back pain.

Restorative injections for back pain can be used for the following conditions:

Knee Injuries

Traditional knee treatment is often invasive. Because of this, patients will have to wait for their wounds to heal before they can start rehabilitation, increasing the time before they can return to their feet and everyday activities. Restorative medicine therapy provides a less invasive alternative, decreasing their recovery time and helping them avoid complications from surgery.

Here are some conditions that professional and retired athletes have that can benefit from restorative injection for knee injuries:

What Our Patients Have To Say

Listen to what our patients have to say about Vibrant Health Care’s restorative medicine treatment.

Steve Holden, former wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, shares his experience with restorative treatment. He had chronic knee pain and wanted to have surgery for his knees. But, with restorative injections, his pain levels are more manageable, and now, he thinks he does not need knee surgery anymore.

Two-time Super Bowl Champion and former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon has been having pain since his first operation in 1986. He had restorative injections for his shoulders, which helped reduce his shoulder pain from a 10 to a 2 on his pain scale. After this success from his restorative treatment for athletes, he is looking forward to having restorative medicine therapy done for his other injuries.

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer sustained some injuries during his professional career, including several concussions. He underwent restorative medicine treatment and experienced drastic improvements in his general quality of life. Not only did he feel much better physically and move more fluidly, but he also slept better and had better memory recall.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Restorative Medicine Therapy

It’s common for recipients of restorative treatment to experience chills, fatigue, headache, low-grade fever, and nausea in the short term. These side effects are expected and will go away after a few days.

Restorative medicine therapy does not require a visit or a stay at the hospital. Treatment can be done in a clinic authorized to do the procedure.

Although a patient can walk out of the clinic or office alone, someone else should drive the patient home. It is recommended to have someone with you and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for the next 30 days after the treatment. However, you can return to normal daily activities within a few days.

How long a restorative treatment can last will depend on the injury, its condition, and the patient’s overall health. Some treatments can help with pain management from six months to several years. Some patients even experience a lifetime of pain relief after their treatment.

The procedure can last half an hour and up to four hours, depending on the application area and the patient’s medical condition.

Say Goodbye to Chronic Pain with Restorative Injections

You no longer need to suffer from the chronic pain and inflammation your previous injuries inflicted on your body. With Vibrant Health Care’s restorative treatment for athletes, you have a non-invasive alternative that can reduce, if not eliminate, the various discomforts from your injuries. Contact us today to learn more!

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