Tennis elbow is caused by overuse or repetitive strain of the muscles and tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, a bony bump on the outer part of the elbow. This overuse causes tiny tears in the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the lateral epicondyle, resulting in pain and inflammation.
Activities that involve repetitive gripping and twisting motions of the wrist and arm can increase the risk of developing tennis elbow. These can include playing tennis or other racquet sports, weightlifting, painting, typing, using scissors, and using tools such as screwdrivers or hammers.
Other factors that can contribute to the development of tennis elbow include age (most commonly affects people between the ages of 30 and 50), poor technique or form during sports or other activities, and underlying medical conditions such as arthritis or nerve-related issues.
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Using regenerative medicine treatments to treat Tennis elbow
Regenerative medicine treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy have shown promise in the treatment of tennis elbow. These treatments work by promoting tissue repair and regeneration and reducing inflammation in the affected area.
In PRP therapy, a small amount of the patient’s own blood is drawn and processed to concentrate the platelets, which are rich in growth factors that can stimulate tissue repair. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the affected area, where they can help promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation.
In stem cell therapy, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s bone marrow, processed and then injected into the affected area. The stem cells can differentiate into various types of cells, including those that can help repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation.
Other regenerative medicine treatments that may be used to treat tennis elbow include prolotherapy and ozone therapy. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of these treatments may vary depending on the severity and duration of the condition, and individual results may vary.
Thankfully, Miami Stem Cell offers alternative options to avoid surgery through the use of stem cell and PRP therapy. Instead of resorting to surgery, stem cells may help you solve your pain permanently without the need for an invasive and expensive procedure.
If you would like to learn more about how our regenerative treatments can help you with your tennis elbow or you would like to learn more about how they work, contact Miami Stem Cell for more information and to schedule your FREE consultation.
How does stem cell treatment help
- Promoting tissue regeneration: Stem cells have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, including spine discs, muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By injecting stem cells into the damaged area, they can help promote tissue regeneration and repair damaged tissues.
- Reducing inflammation: Chronic inflammation in the area contributes to pain and may require surgical intervention. Stem cells have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
- Stimulating natural healing: Stem cells can stimulate the body’s natural healing process by releasing growth factors and other proteins that help repair damaged tissues.
- Minimally invasive procedure: Stem cell treatments are typically performed on an outpatient basis and involve a minimally invasive injection procedure. This means less downtime and a quicker recovery period compared to traditional back surgery.
- Customizable treatment: Stem cell treatments can be customized to each patient’s individual needs and can target specific areas, making them a more precise and targeted treatment option.
It is important to note that not all cases of tendon, ligament, cartilage pain and lesions can be treated with stem cell treatments and that each case is unique. It is important to consult with us to determine if stem cell treatment is a viable option for your specific case.
How does it work?
Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, such as muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By harvesting these cells from the patient’s own bone marrow, they can be injected into the damaged area to promote healing and tissue regeneration.
During the painless procedure, a small amount of bone marrow is typically taken from the patient’s hip bone using a needle. The bone marrow is then processed to isolate the stem cells, which are then injected into the affected area using imaging guidance to ensure accurate placement.
While it may not provide immediate pain relief, it provides long-term benefits and improves overall function and quality of life. If you are considering this treatment option, it is important to book your FREE consultation with us to determine if it is right for you.
What to expect?
Stem cell treatment using bone marrow is a minimally invasive procedure that is typically performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure itself can take up to an hour and the patients can go home after the procedure.
After the procedure, patients may experience some soreness or discomfort at the site of the bone marrow extraction, but this typically subsides within a few days. Pain relief may not be immediate, as it can take several weeks for the stem cells to start promoting healing and tissue regeneration.
It is important to follow any post-procedure instructions provided by your healthcare provider, including any physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises, to help optimize the healing process.
What do I need to have prior to receiving stem cells treatment?
- Book Free consultation with us.
- Bring your MRI results. If you don’t have an MRI test done recently, don’t worry. Miami Stem Cell has partnered with imaging clinics to provide MRIs to our patients for as little as $200 per test. Ask us about our partnerships.
- Do a tumor marker test. This is a simple blood test that you will need to do prior to the procedure.
- Bring someone to drive you back home.