Carpal Tunnel: Hand & Wrist Pain Treatment
Many professionals today spend most of their workdays typing. Between shooting off emails, typing up memos, and completing reports, the working day often passes in a flurry of typing. Unfortunately, all of this motion of very specific muscles and tendons in your hand and arm can lead to a painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, your doctor might have recommended home care, wrist splints, or even surgery. But a combination of PRP and stem cell treatment could be a better option for you. This treatment can induce healing in the tendons that are causing the pain, tingling, and numbness you feel. It can help you to relieve pressure on your wrist. Best of all, this type of treatment has quick recovery times and can lead to long-lasting healing.
As a busy professional, you owe it to yourself to find a treatment option that fixes the problem quickly, so you can get back to work. We’d be happy to talk more with you about our carpal tunnel treatment options. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation!
Treating Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common disorder. As the name suggests, there’s a tunnel, or passageway, between your palm and wrist. Inside this tunnel is the median nerve and tendons connected to your palm and forearm. Through the process of repetitive actions, such as typing, the nerve becomes pinched and damaged. This results in a variety of symptoms that make performing daily routines difficult.
What Happens Without Treatment
CTS is a slow, progressive condition that does not go away without medical intervention. Its common symptoms include:
- Pins and needles feeling
- Swelling sensation
- Sharp pain radiating up your arm
- Tingling and burning
- Finger stiffness
- Waking you up from sleep (hand pain and tingling)
The symptoms are most evident right before bedtime and waking up first thing in the morning. During the day, you may experience tingling and pain when lifting an object, such as a book or phone.
What happens if you don’t seek treatment? The result is the wasting away of the thumb muscle, which is known as atrophy. Additionally, it leads to pain radiating from your hand to your shoulder. With that said, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
The Problem with Traditional CTS Treatments
The traditional surgical and non-surgical methods vary in their level of effectiveness and risk. Traditional treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome includes:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Wrist splints
- Ergonomic changes to home and workspace
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Carpal tunnel release surgery
The problem with these traditional methods is they don’t offer patients a long-term remedy. Fortunately, treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is more advanced. With the latest medical and scientific innovations, individuals suffering from CTS can live a pain-free lifestyle.
Stem Cell Therapy Offers an Innovative Solution
Stem cell therapy is a safe, effective alternative to conventional techniques. For example, this non-invasive method doesn’t have the risks or side effects associated with steroid injections or surgery. It’s an in-office procedure involving carpal tunnel syndrome injections to the affected areas of your hand and wrist.
How Stem Cell Treatment Alleviates CTS Pain
You may be wondering why stem cell therapy is better than conventional CTS treatment methods. The main reason is that stem cells have the unique ability to become specialized cells such as bone, cartilage tendons, and muscle, necessary for healing injuries. They enhance the body’s natural repair process. When added to PRP therapy, this can be a powerful treatment, enabling patients to avoid lengthy and painful rehab that is needed after surgery to restore a typical range of motion, mobility, and strength. Regenerative medicine is undoubtedly the greatest discovery of modern medicine. It is a game changer as was the discovery of Penicillin. It is changing the future of medicine at an incredible speed.
PRP Is Another Innovative Method for Relieving Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain
As stated earlier, we often combine stem cell treatment with another procedure called platelet-rich plasma therapy. The combination of these non-invasive techniques provides our clients with maximum relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain. So, what is PRP?
PRP is an FDA-approved, non-invasive medical treatment. The platelet-rich-plasma is extracted from a patient’s veins, which takes only 15-minutes. The PRP is then injected into areas of the hand and wrist affected by CTS. The plasma contains highly-concentrated healing properties that ignite the repair of the damaged median nerve. As with stem cell therapy, PRP uses your body to heal itself.
Heal Your Pain Now
Finally, treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome has entered a scientifically advanced stage. This is good news for you if Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has robbed you of a normal, healthy life. With stem cell therapy and PRP treatment, you can experience a pain-free lifestyle. In order to be successful in regenerative treatment, 3 qualities are fundamental for the medical professional:
- Expertise and proficiency in taking patient’s medical History and in performing a physical exam.
- In depth knowledge of functional anatomy, biomechamics, physiology, and molecular biology.
- Expertise in injection and implantation of the Stem cells into the injured tissues, also known as Biocellular Prolotherapy.
This is what sets National Stem Cell Clinic apart from most other Stem cell centers. Our in-depth understanding of biotensegrity, our internationally renowned expertise in Regenerative medicine, and most importantly our compassion is what makes us different and unique. Contact us today if you have any questions about the process or want to learn more about the source of your elbow pain. We have a 95% success rate with this procedure. We’re glad to answer any questions you have about these innovative methods.