If you’re like most people, you use your hands and wrists a lot. Whether typing on a computer, working in the kitchen, digging in the garden, or just going through the activities of daily living, it’s amazing how much we use our wrists!
So, when you have a hand or wrist injury or have chronic pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, arthritis, or some other degenerative condition, it can be limiting and frustrating. While some patients may get relief from medications or steroid shots or surgery, there are other safe and effective options. Regenerative medicine is one such alternative that offers the potential for pain relief for people with chronic wrist pain issues.
Conditions that respond to regenerative therapy
Hand and wrist pain can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common types of conditions that studies have shown may benefit from regenerative medicine treatments include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome — Pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand due to repetitive motion, which causes a narrowing of the carpal tunnel and compression of the median nerve.
- Osteoarthritis — Pain and stiffness in the wrist resulting from wear-and-tear and degeneration of the wrist joint cartilage and underlying bone.
- Broken wrists — Minor fractures of the wrist caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports activities.
Conservative treatment measures include rest, pain medications, splinting, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory steroid shots. If conservative measures don’t provide relief, surgery may even be suggested.
However, you may be a candidate for regenerative treatment that often is safer and more effective than some of the traditional measures. In our opinion, surgery should be a last resort for most patients after trying orthobiologic/regenerative medicine treatments.
How regenerative medicine works to treat wrist pain
When you choose regenerative medicine, the goal is to use the least invasive procedure possible to achieve the desired results. Your orthopedic physician will work with you to determine which type of procedure will be best. Treatments use your own blood to produce super-concentrated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or your own bone marrow concentrate (BMC). During your outpatient procedure, these customized concentrations of your body’s own natural healing agents are injected into the damaged areas where they can do the most good.
Whether it’s arthritis, an injury, or some other condition, regenerative therapy has the potential to restore function to damaged tendons and ligaments, providing lasting relief and improved range of motion for those dealing with wrist issues. It’s a minimally invasive procedure with a rapid recovery time.
Find out if you’re a candidate
Dr. Don Buford of Texas Orthobiologics is the expert in regenerative medicine in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you are suffering from wrist pain and the limitations that come along with it, he may be able to help you find relief and return to your normal activities.
To speak directly with one of our team members about how regenerative medicine may be able to help with your wrist injury or chronic orthopedic pain, please contact us today at (877) 777-8883. We’d be happy to learn more about your issues and let you know if you are a candidate for this life-changing treatment.