When it comes to treating tennis elbow, or elbow pain, the options are widespread.
Elbow pain treatment ranges from using ice packs and anti-inflammatory medication for temporary relief, to more invasive techniques and even surgery.
There is another option, however: Stem cell therapy.
At Feel Amazing Institute / Hiler Chiropractic and Neurology, we approach elbow pain treatment by offering patients options that are non-invasive and long lasting.
We use the most advanced technologies, like stem cell joint therapy, to both regenerate damaged cells and ease the pain.
What is Tennis Elbow?
Unlike the name commonly implies, this type of elbow pain is not always caused from endless games of tennis.
Tennis elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, is pain caused by overuse of the forearm. The extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) is the tendon responsible for stabilizing your wrist, especially when your arm is extended.
When your muscles and specifically the ECRB tendon is overused, it starts to gradually and microscopically tear, which causes pain.
This pain tends to worsen over time, especially if no steps are taken to effectively treat it.
Common symptoms resulting from tennis elbow include:
- Burning and inflammation, specifically on the outside of the elbow
- Weakened grip, which can lead to the inability to grasp and hold objects
- Generally, tennis elbow affects your dominant arm, as it is used more often. However, elbow pain can also affect both arms.
Who is Affected by Tennis Elbow Pain?
Truthfully, anyone can be affected by elbow pain. However, there are a few determining factors that increase your chances of tennis elbow.
People who participate in athletic and recreational activities on a normal basis have a higher chance of developing elbow pain. These activities often require repetitive motion which can gradually damage the muscles and tendons connecting your elbow joint.
Smoking and carrying excess body weight also play a role in developing elbow pain.
Tennis elbow has been shown to affect both men and women at a similar rate. However, it is commonly found in individuals between the ages of 35 to 54 years old.
Our Approach to Tennis Elbow Treatment
We use stem cell therapy as an alternative to surgery and steroids. It is all about rebuilding the cells, as opposed to only treating the pain.
Stem cells have strong therapeutic potential because of their unique ability to replace and repair damaged cells.
Our preferred approach for this type of tennis elbow treatment, is to use stem cells from the umbilical cord. These cells are recovered from healthy donors post-natally in a safe and ethical manner. Unlike with bone and fat stem cells, umbilical cord stem cell therapy does not require surgery or anesthesia.
Our goal is for you to feel amazing, and stem cell therapy is one option that can take you there. To explore your options and learn more about elbow pain treatment, contact us or call us at 239-330-1000.