Treatment For Elbow Pain

Elbow injuries afflict many people and frequently disrupt daily life. Often, people who regularly play golf or tennis, at any skill level, develop golfers elbow or tennis elbow. These injuries are caused by repeated strains on the tendons of the elbow and can cause weakness, tenderness, and pain. People ranging from the aging population to athletes commonly use stem cells to treat their elbow pain.

Stem cell therapy acts as a non-surgical alternative for reducing elbow pain due to a variety of causes. This pain is treatable using surgeries or medication, but both of those options come with a recovery time and side effects. With stem cells, the patient can treat both the symptoms and underlying causes of their pain without going through the ordeal of surgery.

Commonly Treated Elbow Injuries

There are many common elbow injuries that can be treated using a form of stem cell therapy. Some of the most common injuries are listed below.

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    Lateral epicondylitis, better known as tennis elbow, is an injury that causes pain on the outside of the forearm where it meets the elbow. The tendons at the end of the elbow develop small tears which lead to inflammation, causing irritation and pain. Stem cells can be used to alleviate the inflammation and heal the tears.

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)
    This is an injury that causes pain on the inside of the forearm where it meets the elbow. It is typically caused by an overusing the muscles in the forearm, causing small tears in the tendons, much like tennis elbow. The symptoms and underlying causes of both may be treated with stem cells.

  • Distal Biceps Tendon Partial Tear
    Bicep tears at the elbow can be caused by lifting heavy loads, falling awkwardly, or through overuse. In any care, a stem cell therapy can speed up the recovery process.