George Kittle’s Experience with Stem Cell Therapy

George Kittle at Stem Cell Institute

Professional football players often push their bodies to the limit, enduring a multitude of injuries and chronic pain over the course of their careers. George Kittle, a talented player in the prime of his life at 29, has taken significant steps to prioritize his health and minimize the impact of football-related injuries on his performance.


Kittle has experienced multiple football-related injuries in his career. Double Achilles tendinosis, other injuries, and playing through pain took a toll on Kittle’s physical ability. He knew he needed to find a way for his body to recover and stay in peak shape. Kittle searched for new ways to replenish his body so he could be back at 100%. This is the story of how George Kittle found hope and healing when he received stem cell therapy at Stem Cell Institute Panama.


Watch George Kittle’s Story

Football is an intense and physically demanding sport, with players facing the risk of injuries on a regular basis. For Kittle, these injuries had begun to accumulate, making it increasingly difficult for him to perform at his peak. Playing through the pain had become a common occurrence, and his Achilles injuries specifically had him placed on the injured reserve list for three games.


As Kittle stated, “[Injuries are] painful and they all kind of stack up on top of each other. Once you get so many, there’s only so much you can tolerate.”


In search of relief and a way to rejuvenate his body in between seasons, Kittle turned to stem cell therapy. Stem Cell Institute Panama offered a revolutionary approach to healing using specially selected human umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCT-MSCs) known as Golden Cells™.


“I always try to get stem cells right after the season because that’s where my body is at its most broken down,” says Kittle. “So by the time the season starts in August, I’m at my best, I’m at my fastest, I’m at my strongest.”


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Stem Cell Therapy for Sports Injuries

George Kittle working out in Panama

Stem cell therapy for sports injuries offers a promising solution for professional athletes like George Kittle, amateur athletes, and weekend warriors who are seeking to enhance their recovery and performance. Depending on the exact nature of your injury, stem cell therapy may help you heal faster and potentially avoid invasive surgery. This novel approach has gained popularity among athletes looking to get back in the game quickly.


The Golden Cells™ we use are known for:


  • Promoting healing
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Promoting tissue growth


These are important factors for healing many types of sports injuries, including Achilles tendonitis, sprains and strains, ACL/MCL tears, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, and runner’s knee. 


While stem cell therapy is not a magic cure, Kittle’s experience showcases its potential benefits for professional athletes. Over time, the therapy helped him find hope and healing, enabling him to return to the field stronger and more resilient than before. It even inspired some of his teammates to try stem cell therapy for themselves.


“Ever since I’ve been coming down here, I think we’ve gotten 6 to 10 of my other teammates that have flown down because they’ve seen my results and are like wow, you know, I want to feel that good,” said Kittle.


The Stem Cell Institute Experience

After choosing Stem Cell Institute Panama for his treatment, Kittle found himself in the hands of experienced and knowledgeable medical professionals. The institute is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research, and a team of experts dedicated to providing personalized care to each patient.


“Everything about the experience has been top notch,” says Kittle. “You can feel the eagerness that this staff has to want to help you to feel better.”


 George Kittle at the Stem Cell Institute front deskAt Stem Cell Institute, we are dedicated to providing a memorable experience for our patients when traveling to Panama for stem cell therapy. Our process begins with a straightforward application, through which we gather essential information to assess your initial eligibility for the therapy. Once the evaluation process is complete, we craft a unique treatment protocol designed for your specific needs.


From the moment you arrive in Panama City, Panama, our team will be there to meet you at the airport gate, escort you through customs, and provide transportation to your accommodations at the Hilton Panama, which is conveniently located in the same building complex as the Stem Cell Institute. Throughout your time with us, our expert medical team will administer your stem cell treatments according to your tailored protocol.


We’re here to fully support you on your journey to recovery, and our commitment to your well-being extends beyond your time at the clinic. Through scheduled follow-ups, ongoing communication, and progress monitoring, we form lasting relationships with patients like George Kittle who return to our clinic time and time again.


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“I feel like ever since I started my stem cell treatment in Panama at Stem Cell Institute, my body has recovered in a way that it has not recovered before. This has given me the confidence to go out and perform at the highest ability at the highest level in my sport. When you can do that, it can take care of my family for life. It will allow me to be my best self and, while I’m not saying I wouldn’t be here without stem cells, they definitely help me out so much in both the off-season and in-season. My general quality of life has gotten 100% better. Just start [the process] now.”

George Kittle, Professional Football Player


George Kittle’s experience with stem cell therapy exemplifies the power of stem cell therapy to transform the lives of athletes. In an interview with GQ in October 2023, Kittle attributed his quick recoveries from previous injuries to stem cell therapy at our clinic. Stem cell therapy at Stem Cell Institute Panama provided him with the renewed confidence to perform at his best, recover faster, and combat the toll that football injuries had taken on his body over the years.


Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama is at the forefront of applied stem cell research. Since our inception in 2006, we have performed over 25,000 procedures, helping thousands of athletes across the United States and around the world embrace the opportunity for a healthier life. As Kittle advises, “Just start [the process] now.”


Originally published in July 2023, this article was updated in October 2023.

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