If you’ve ever hit your ‘funny bone’, you know that the elbow is loaded with nerves. Our elbows are one of the most abused joints in our bodies. We are constantly leaning on them with our weight, pressing them into your desk, or the dinner table. Although they are designed to withstand some force, they were never intended for the prolonged pressure we expose them to. There is a very little buffer between the bones in your elbow and the surfaces we press them into and as such, nerve and joint damage become more likely as we age.
Regenerative Medicine is an evolving field of medicine with a lot of research and promising outcomes. Thousands of studies have been published to establish its validity when it comes to certain chronic conditions, including Elbow pain. Dr. Roshni Patel is an expert in the field of regenerative medicine and elbow pain therapy. Below is a checklist you can ask yourself to see if treatment could be for you:
- Are you experiencing elbow pain?
- Has the pain lasted for more than three months?
- is it affecting your quality of life?
- Are you looking for an alternative to steroid injection?
- Did Physical therapy fail to resolve elbow pain?
- Are you looking for an alternative to surgical procedures?
- Are you looking for minimal downtime and long term pain relief?
If the answer to all the above questions is yes, then you should consider Regenerative Injection Therapy to treat painful elbow conditions. Our regenerative medical options can keep you out of pain while addressing the root cause of your elbow pain.
The Causes and Symptoms of Elbow Pain
The elbows share many characteristics with the other joints in the body. Like the other joints, constant repetitive motion can lead to irritation, discomfort, and eventually pain. It’s also quite common for elbows to take the brunt of serious slips or falls. Events like those can lead to bone chips or micro-fractures that if left untreated can persist and irritate the surrounding nerves. Below is a list of other very common elbow conditions:
Golfer’s Elbow: Similar to tennis elbow, this is associated with pain on the inside of the forearm where the tendons meet the inside of the elbow joint. Usually, a persistent dull ache that worsens with continued strain.
Tennis Elbow: Frequently occurring in tennis players, repeatedly straining the tendons on the outside your forearm by clenching your hand and overly repetitive movements of the wrist and arm.
Elbow Tendon Tears: A more serious progression of a strain, the tendon has torn away from the muscle. You would experience significant pain and swelling in the affected area and have trouble moving the arm.
Elbow Osteoarthritis: Occurs gradually as you age. The connective tissue and cartilage in the joint are worn thin and the joint begins to stiffen. Patients often experience a ‘locking’ sensation that becomes painful to maneuver.
Suffering From Elbow Pain? You Have Options!
Keeping your elbow joints in working order and healthy is extremely important. You depend on them for so many daily functions and you don’t want to be in a position where chronic pain is preventing you from moving or bending your elbows. In addition to treating elbow pain, you should also make a conscious effort to reduce the strain you place on this valuable part of the body.
Regenerative injection therapy is a cutting edge breakthrough treatment offered by Dr. Roshni Patel to treat Elbow pain, injuries, and degradation of the joint.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP uses patients own growth factor to heal and regenerate the problem areas by improving blood supply and triggering a healing cascade to proliferate and remodel the tendons and ligament to heal chronic pain
- Post injection the patient will experience 1-2 weeks of inflammation which is our goal so the body can trigger the healing process.
- At 2-8 weeks the area undergoes proliferation, which is like saying ‘the construction has started’ where activated fibroblasts are recruited to begin the formation of new blood vessels and provisional matrix
- And beyond six weeks is the remodeling phase during which the type 3 collagen will be replaced with type 1 collagen, essentially restoring the tissue to healthy function.
Platelet-rich plasma injection therapy makes it possible to heal painful musculoskeletal pain and injuries using the patient’s own blood.
You Don’t Have To Live With Chronic Elbow Pain,
Are you constantly worried about leaning on your elbows the wrong way, or afraid to extend your arm because it might hurt? Get the relief you need and regain your confidence to move freely and without pain! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Roshni Patel and find relief for your pain!