Tiger Woods’ Recent Victories
Tiger Woods just finished in second place in the PGA Championship last Sunday, August 12th, 2018. It was a performance for the ages, but it was not expected due to some of his injuries and off-course difficulties. Even Woods himself said this, “I didn’t know when I was going to start this year and how many tournaments I was going to play, how well I was going to play…”
Back in 2017, Woods thought his career may be coming to a close after his fourth back surgery. During this time he was No. 656 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but after his performance on Sunday Woods has climbed to ranking No. 26. “I’m very pleased at what I’ve done so far and now to be a part of the Ryder Cup conversation, going from where I’ve come from to now in the last year, it’s been pretty cool,” said Woods.
Some of Woods’ Past Injuries
In 2008, Tiger Woods suffered from a ruptured ACL and eventually went through reconstructive surgery on his knee. Many athletes are susceptible to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments when playing high demand sports. It is actually one of the most common knee injuries. Basic mobility is put at risk when injuring this ligament because it is one of the main four ligaments that helps stabilize the knee. An ACL injury mostly occurs when the knee is straightened and it pivots simultaneously. The most common treatment for an ACL injury is surgery and rehabilitation, but even after surgery it takes up to nine months before you will regain full strength in that knee. Tiger Woods needed to regain his strength faster than the standard recovery time and he did so through Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. Part of his reconstruction surgery caused his LCL to not react properly, so he opted for PRP injections in his LCL. Another injury he suffered from was in December of 2008 after he started training, Woods tore his achilles tendon. Again, he opted to go with PRP injections to speed up the recovery process and went on to have one of the best years of his career, playing in seventeen different events and winning six awards in one year.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is an advanced and pain free treatment to help speed up your bodies natural healing process. PRP is becoming the best option for those who do not want to undergo invasive procedures or take prescription drugs. The treatment to quick and simple to explain. The doctor would start by taking a small amount of the patient’s blood. The blood would then be ran through a centrifuge to separate the platelets used during the treatment from your blood. Your body’s own platelets would then be injected back into the injured area. The Platelet-Rich Plasma boosts your bodies natural healing process by kick starting a powerful regenerative process.
Would Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Work For Me?
Below is a list of ailments that PRP would be a great solution for,
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Shoulder Tendinitis and Rotator Cuff Injury
- Joint Arthritis – Hip, Spine, Knee, Ankle, SI Joint, Elbow, Wrist
- Headaches – Migraines, Occipital Neuralgia
- Soft Tissue Injury – Tendonitis, Meniscus Tears in the Knee, Ligament Sprains
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle Tear
Wisconsin Stem Cell Therapy, the center of regenerative excellence, provides PRP Therapy and other regenerative medicine. Call now for more information.