Breaking News: Easy Way to Repair Injured Tendons?

Written by Anil Bajnath, MD
Posted August 23, 2021

Dear Longevity Insider,

Dr. Anil Bajnath here with your Monday roundup.

If you’ve been part of the Longevity Insider Family for some time, you know that I’m a huge Brazilian jiu-jitsu fan.

I take not only my nutrition but my exercise very seriously. If I don’t take care of my body now, it won’t take care of me later down the line.

I want to keep up with my grandchildren and make beautiful memories with my family. And that all begins with my decisions right now.

I certainly hope you enjoyed the sun, got fresh air, and got your body moving!

Studies show that exercise can help to:

  • Boost energy.
  • Promote better sleep.
  • Manage weight.
  • Improve mood
  • Jumpstart your sex life
  • And combat health conditions and diseases.

I’m not telling you to run a marathon tomorrow. But with your physician’s consultation, you can create a workout plan that works well for someone at your age and weight, and with your specific health conditions. (Remember that one size does not fill all when it comes to your nutrition and exercise!)

I’ve seen patients who have pushed the envelope with their exercise schedules. Instead of easing into these new healthy habits, they went full throttle with their exercise and harmed themselves!

And I don’t want that to be you, so be sure to consult with your physician before hitting track or pumping iron.

You might injure your tendon, and that’s the last thing you want to do. A tendon is a fibrous connective tissue that attaches your muscle to your bone. They can also attach muscles to structures (like the eyeball).

Those aren’t exactly the type of things you want to be injured...

But once again stem cell therapy saves the day!

A recent study shows how stem cell therapy can help to heal tendons in sheep. This is big news considering how painful injured tendons can be and the startling reality that as people age… 

Francesco De Francesco, MD, a member of the Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery unit at AOU “Ospedali Riuniti” (United Hospitals) of Ancona, Italy adds:

“Not only does the patient suffer, but the increased incidence rate and ineffective treatments of tendon and other musculoskeletal disorders have resulted in a rise of up to $874 billion from 2000 to 2015, representing an important socioeconomic burden on healthcare worldwide; hence, an effective and affordable therapeutic plan is surely imperative.”

So how did these scientists figure out how to heal tendons in an uncommon way? 

Here’s how.

To your longevity,

Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ