Hand & Wrist Pain: Non-surgical Therapy
Have you been told that drugs, steroid injections or surgery are your only options to treat your hand and wrist pain? LifePlus Stem Cell therapies provide a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells.
Susceptible to Arthritis & joint problems
Hands and wrists have lots of joints and therefore arthritis can occur in several areas.
The most common is arthritis of the thumb, this is caused by wearing of the cartilage at the base of the joint, called the carpometacarpal joint. Standard treatment involves anti-inflammatory medicines, splinting and corticosteroid injections. When these options are no longer effective surgical options such as joint fusions, which can relieve pain but stop joint motion, or joint replacements can be carried out.
Another common cause
Carpal tunnel syndrome is another very common cause of wrist and hand pain. People can experience numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm.
It’s caused by the main nerves to the hand (median nerve) being compressed as it travels through the wrist. Wearing a splint or avoiding repetitive movements can manage symptoms.
However, if the pressure on the median nerve continues, it can cause permanent nerve damage. To prevent nerve damage, patients may be recommended surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve. Surgery carries risks and long term recovery, those seeking alternatives to surgery may choose stem cell therapies.
Alternatives to surgery for hand & wrist pain:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Stem cell therapy
- Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®)
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Common hand & wrist conditions include: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TFCC Tear, Thumb Osteoarthritis.