Sports Medicine FAQ
No, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to seek help from a sports medicine physician. Sports medicine physicians treat people who participate in sports and physical activities just for fun or want to get better results from their exercise program. They also treat people who have suffered injuries and want to regain full function, as well as people who have disabilities and want to increase their mobility and capabilities.
Most primary care sports medicine specialists are doctors who have completed baseline training, often in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine or rehabilitation medicine, before pursuing additional sports medicine training. They do not have expertise in surgery. Sports medicine surgeons, however, have completed an orthopedic surgery residency. Orthopedic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
At Jersey Shore Sports Medicine, we use non-surgical therapies to get you back to your normal activities and the things that you love doing.
Regenerative medicine involves clinical procedures that aim to repair damaged tissue or organs. Most often this is done by using stem cells to replace cells and tissues damaged by aging and by disease. In some cases, medical devices are part of the therapeutic procedure.
Stem cells work as an internal repair system, dividing without limit to replenish many different cell types. Stem cells are harvested from your own bone marrow and injected with growth factors into your damaged joint. Stems cells are ideal to help treat a variety of conditions such as rotator cuff conditions, tendonitis, ligament injuries, and cartilage damage from osteoarthritis.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) begins with a simple blood draw. Your blood is centrifuged to extract the platelet-rich cells, which contain concentrated growth factors. The Platelet-Rich Plasma is injected into an injured or degenerated part of the body. A PRP injection promotes healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints and other musculoskeletal conditions.
At Jersey Shore Regenerative Medicine, we offer solutions to people who have exhausted many options.