Dealing with Tennis Elbow? Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Can Help

July 5, 2021

Tennis elbow is a troublesome condition that can affect your everyday life. While there are a multitude of treatments available, ranging from ice and painkillers to surgery, there’s another solution: stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy has been proven quite effective in treating tennis elbow in Naples, FL. The team at Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology/ Feel Amazing Institute offers PRP treatment as a non-invasive solution that requires very little recovery time.

Could the end of your tennis elbow symptoms finally be in sight? Here’s how PRP therapy can help.

What is tennis elbow?

Contrary to its name, anyone can get tennis elbow—even if they’ve never picked up a tennis racquet in their lives. This name is a colloquial term for lateral epicondylitis, the pain caused by overuse of your forearms.

The extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) is the tendon responsible for stabilizing your wrists, particularly whenever your arm is extended. When these muscles and tendons are overused, the tendon starts to get microscopic tears. This causes pain that worsens over time if nothing is done to alleviate the underlying cause.

If you have tennis elbow, you may experience burning and inflammation on the outside of your elbow, as well as weakened grip. Tennis elbow can happen in either arm, but it’s more likely to crop up on your dominant side.

Typically, tennis elbow affects people who participate in athletic activities or have a physically demanding job. The more you engage in repetitive activities, the more likely you’ll get tennis elbow. However, this condition can affect anyone. It’s most common in people between 35 and 54 years of age, and affects both men and women at a similar rate. If you’re a smoker or carry excess body weight, you are more likely to develop tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow treatment

Doctors may prescribe ice, painkillers, anti-inflammatories and other treatments for tennis elbow. However, we take a different approach at Hiler Chiropractic /Feel Amazing Institute: Platelet Rich Plasma using platelets from your own blood. Instead of treating the pain alone, we treat the underlying cause. PRP therapy makes it easy for your body to heal the damaged tendons. That’s because by injecting PRP into the damaged tendons, the body is encouraged to heal itself by releasing natural healing growth factors.

PRP therapy is safe, effective and minimally invasive. Most patients report little to no pain at the injection site. Your appointment should only take an hour, and unlike surgery, you won’t spend much (if any) time recovering from the procedure, and the results can be amazing.

If you are interested in trying PRP for your tennis elbow in Naples, FL, call us today. We’ll set up a consultation to ensure the treatment is right for you.

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