Tiger Woods heals with Hyperbaric Treatment


Q. You’ve been known as a great proponent of drug testing on the PGA TOUR, as you probably know Dr. Anthony Galea was arrested with performance-enhancing drugs in his possession and as you know Dr. Galea said he’s been to your to your home four times. Why did you feel it was necessary to have this particular doctor tore come to your home and what did he specifically do for you?
TIGER WOODS: Okay. Well, Christine, he did come to my house. He never gave me HGH or any PEDs. I’ve never taken that my entire life. I’ve never taken any illegal drug, ever, for that matter.
I had PRP, platelet-enriched plasma treatments, and basically what that is that that they draw blood from your arm spin it in a centrifuge and spin the plasma into the entries. As you all know, 2008 I brew out my ACL and part of my reconstruction with my LCL, it wasn’t reacting properly, it was a little bit stuck. And so I had the PRP injection into my LCL.
And then in December, I started to train, start running again and I tore my Achilles in my right leg. I then had PRP injections throughout the year. I kept re-tearing it throughout the year and throughout the summer. I used tape most of the year to play, and so — I also went to hyperbaric chambers after the injections to help drive in the — it does help you heal faster and did everything I possibly could to heal faster so I could get become on the golf course going through the PRP injections.

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