Traditional medicine offers few solutions when it comes to disease or injury to the soft tissues in your wrists and hands. Fortunately, the team of experts at GIOSTAR Chicago offer regenerative medicine alternatives, including PRP therapy, which is the harnessing of your body’s own healing properties to repair tissue and restore function to your hands and wrists. Call today or book an appointment online to learn more.
What Causes Wrist and Hand Pain?
A number of acute injuries and chronic conditions can contribute to pain in the wrist, hand, and fingers. Perhaps the most frequent cause is arthritis, which is especially common in the base of the thumb. Many men and women experience the painful symptoms of arthritis and progressively lose their quality of life; even such small acts as trying to open a door can become unbearable.
Wrist sprains are another common cause of wrist pain, caused by inflammation and micro-tearing of the tendons that help flex and extend your wrist. Such injuries are common among women and men who frequently work with their hands.
How Does Traditional Medicine Address Wrist, Hand, and Thumb Pain?
Currently, traditional medicine offers only two solutions for painful conditions in the joints and soft tissues that make up your wrists and hands: corticosteroid injections and surgery.
Corticosteroid injections have fallen out of favor in recent years because they can lead to atrophy and predispose the tendons to injury. In some case, surgery is ineffective and requires long recovery time. The general rule is if you can avoid surgery, do it!
How Does Regenerative Medicine Help Manage Wrist / Hand Pain?
The goal of the GIOSTAR team is to provide patients with the most effective treatment options, to help them avoid unnecessary surgery and the long, painful months of rehabilitation that often follow. This includes regenerative cellular therapy that primarily employs adult mesenchymal stem cells (AMSC). Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is often used as a complement to the AMSC’s.
Regenerative treatments harness your body’s own healing powers and growth factors to repair and regenerate damaged or diseased tissue. Stem cell therapy uses your body’s undifferentiated cells to heal and regenerate tissue and PRP uses natural growth proteins found in your blood. GIOSTAR utilizes a dual approach with joint disease, since live stem cells and PRP work well together.
GIOSTAR patients undergo multi-factorial analysis, so that their provider can develop a unique and customized protocol to help them enjoy life again and rediscover activities they once cherished.
What Other Wrist and Hand Conditions Can Be Treated with Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine isn’t only effective in treating arthritis and wrist sprains. The treatment protocols offered at GIOSTAR can also effectively treat the following hand and wrist conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cyst aspiration flexor/extensor tendon injuries
- Trigger finger
Is Our Wrist/Hand Pain Treatment Right for You?
Please fill out a medical review form to determine whether or not you are a candidate for this treatment. Call our office in Glenview, Illinois at (844) 446-7827 to learn more about stem cell treatment for wrist/hand pain.