Stem Cell Therapy in Sport Injuries

Multiple professional athletes have had stem cell therapies with excellent results. The five time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and 19-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal opted for quick recoveries from injuries with stem cell therapy.

The Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo had a stem cell treatment for a hamstring injury while playing for the Real Madrid in 2016, his recovery time took only 3 weeks before he could return to action after the stem cell treatment. He also had stem cell therapy for a torn ligament in his knee during the Euro 2016 final and was able to return to Real Madrid training just a month after his injury.

The two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal is another athlete that has experienced the benefits of stem cell therapy. In 2013, he was forced out of tennis action for seven months due to a knee problem, but following stem cell therapy the Spaniard won six Grand Slam titles in the past seven years. He also reportedly used stem cell treatment to cure a persistent back problem and hasn’t complained about his back or knee ever since.

The latest athlete to try stem cell therapy is boxing great Mike Tyson. The 53-year-old boxer announced his comeback from retirement in May 2020.

Exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. Accidents, poor training practices or improper gear can cause them. Some people get hurt because they are not in shape. Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries. Sport injuries are among the most common types of muscle, ligament and tendon injuries.

The most common sports injuries are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Dislocations

The treatment options depend on the severity of the injury and can start with a non-invasive therapy like anti-inflammatory medications and ice on the injured area to more invasive treatments like surgery. Professional athletes involved in high-performance sports are at a high injury risk, which may lead to long-term health consequences. Professional athletes often expose themselves to risky behaviors, resulting in a higher acceptance level of occupational risk compared to other occupations.

These types of athletes have the need for a quick recovery to return to their respective high performance sport. Due to the promising and amazing results that different clinics around the world are having with regenerative medicine treatments, a lot of them are seeking to be treated with these types of therapies.

Stem cell treatment is a therapy used by top athletes across the globe in order to minimize time spent on the sidelines following an injury and boost a return to action. Stem cell therapy is widely used to treat injuries such as tendon inflammations, muscle strains, degenerative disc diseases and even bone fractures. It is reported that the athletes undergoing stem cell treatment are benefitting from the therapy and results show a much faster recovery time.

These types of treatments can be incredibly expensive in some clinics across the US and Europe and were previously considered as a treatment option only available to wealthy people. At our clinic,Zignagenix, you could benefit from the tremendous potential of stem cell therapy with high quality standards, certified professionals and at a fraction of the cost.


Rahim S., Rahim F., Shirbandi K., Haghighi B.B., Arjmand B. (2018) Sports Injuries: Diagnosis, Prevention, Stem Cell Therapy, and Medical Sport Strategy. In: Pham P. (eds) Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 1084. Springer, Cham.