It is a bit of an understatement to say that Ryan Crowley has been having a bit of a tough go at it recently. This only continued after the young bodybuilder suffered yet another pec tear.
Crowley first started really showing up on people’s radars when he was training with powerlifter Larry Wheels. The young amateur bodybuilder suffered a gruesome pec tear while pushing himself on the bench press.
It was a big mistake, one that he is aware of, but luckily for him he was able to raise money with the help of Wheels, to pay for the surgery. It was a terrifying moment for him, as he feared that his athletic career was over.
Unfortunately, now it seems that Ryan Crowley has suffered yet another pec tear. Although this one did not come in the gym, or from trying to do too much in training, at least not directly.
Speaking in a post to his Instagram, Ryan revealed that he suffered this new tear while trying to put clothes on. The good news is that this was only a partial tear, and it was far less severe than the original damage, but even that turned his pec black again.
“Hi guys I just wanted to update you and tell you the truth and not hide anything from you, today as I was getting dressed I felt the same ripping sensation in my pec as I did before,” Crowley wrote.
“It INSTANTLY started going black, I went to hospital and had a few scans to find out that I’ve partially torn my pec… again!
I’m absolutely devastated, I was so proud of how I was doing and how fast we were moving forward.
I’m so shocked that something so small could cause this!
It doesn’t need surgery but it’s extremely painful and doesn’t feel far off as it did before.
It’s another setback in this road to recovery but I will still keep pushing forward and doing everything I can to get back to 100% , Like I said before I’m DOWN BUT NOT OUT.”
It seems like Ryan Crowley is not taking the healing process lying down this time. A few days later, he revealed that he was going to go through stem cell therapy, something increasingly popular among athletes.
With another post to his Instagram, Ryan explained that this was not just to help with the pec tear, but also with an injury to his left shoulder. That said, he was seeing immediate results, right off the bat.
“STEM CELL TREATMENT💉🧬 Today I was lucky enough to be able to get to see @drgeorgejohn at Transform Specialist Medical Center, he performed stem cell treatment on me,” Crowley explained in the post.
“To help my injury (pec tear) but also on my left shoulder which has a slap tendon tear (which he told me)
@drgeorgejohn is an incredible specialist in this field for years everyone told me my shoulder was fine but it wasn’t and he showed me straight away!!
So the treatment was injecting stem cells into my damaged pec tear and my left shoulder, they perform two injections one is anti inflammatories mixed with vitamins and the second is the stem cells, 20 million to be exact!!
Huge Thank you to @drgeorgejohn for doing this procedure for me! As you can see there was an instant benefit in my left shoulder so I’m excited to see what it can do with my pec tear.
This procedure is extremely valuable and could stop hundreds of you guys from having surgeries so please look into this before going under the knife!”
Hopefully this is the last of the problems that Ryan Crowley has with his pec. The injury was bad enough the first time, so hopefully he approaches the healing process with patience this time around.
Fitness Volt would like to wish Ryan a speedy and smooth recovery during this difficult time.