How Stem Cell Allograft Therapy Can Help with Tennis Elbow

September 3, 2020

As anyone who’s ever experienced it knows, tennis elbow hurts. Traditional medicine uses ice for the inflammation, over-the-counter pain relievers and even surgery to treat this condition. If you’re not getting anywhere with ice and aspirin and you dread the idea of having surgery, you’ll be happy to hear there’s another option: stem cell allograft therapy in Naples, FL.

Stem cell allograft therapy has come a long way over the last few decades, and now doctors are regularly using it to help heal or treat “untreatable” conditions. It’s safe, effective, minimally invasive and can provide long-lasting results for tennis elbow sufferers. When you’re ready to explore your non-surgical options, consider trying stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

What is Tennis Elbow?

The name “tennis elbow” (lateral epicondylitis) doesn’t mean you have to be a tennis aficionado to develop this painful condition. It’s caused by repetitive motion to your elbow, which weakens the tendons that join your forearm muscles to your bones. In turn, this pain can make it difficult to move or grip objects, and if left untreated, will continue to cause pain.

Tennis elbow develops when the tendons in your forearm are subject to tiny tears. First it feels like an ache on the outside of your elbow, which eventually develops into a stronger and long-lasting pain. Painting, kitchen work, assembly line work, carpentry, playing musical instruments and other repetitive activities can create or exacerbate the condition, although blows to your elbow can also injure the tendons there.

To heal your tendons, you need to rest them. This can include using braces or splints and undergoing physical therapy. If the pain persists for more than six months, your doctor may prescribe surgery.

How does stem cell therapy help tennis elbow?

As safe as surgery is these days, it still comes with plenty of risks and recovery time. If you’re looking for a safer and faster alternative, stem cell therapy can help. Doctors inject stem cells allografts at the site of an injury, then the stem cells will latch onto damaged tissue and release continuous growth factors to repair and regenerate the degenerated, inflamed or injured tissue.

The stem cell allografts are harvested from the umbilical cords of healthy c-section deliveries. They are sent to an FDA-approved lab, where they’re screened before being sent off to practices like Feel Amazing Spine and Joint Institute/ Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology.

Stem cell allograft therapy is appropriate for tennis elbow cases where you haven’t had success healing the injury with traditional medicine and aren’t quite ready to have surgery. The simple injections take minutes and involve minimal pain, especially compared to a typical surgical process and recovery time.

Patients have shown marked improvements when treating tennis elbow with stem cell allograft therapy, thanks to their ability to repair and replace damaged cells. If you’re interested in trying stem cell therapy in Naples, FL, reach out to Feel Amazing Spine and Joint Institute/ Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology today to set up a consultation.

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