Treatment for Hand & Wrist Injuries

 

The usage of stem cells to restore damaged tissue is becoming increasingly popular among many groups that are suffering injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or hand and wrist pain. For example, athletes that suffer things like tendinopathy tears can undergo stem cell therapy in order to reduce the recovery and rehabilitation period. The same can be said of those that undergo injury as a result of age or repetitive motion.

This type of treatment is useful because it is noninvasive, can actually reduce inflammation at the injury site, and requires no surgery. In fact, for conditions that require immune suppressants such as steroids or infliximab, stem cells can be a great alternative because they will actually strengthen the immune system so that the painful immune response that can cause inflammation is greatly reduced.

Common Hand & Wrist Injuries

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by anything that causes heightened pressure within the wrist’s structures and thus causes pressure to be placed on the median nerve. This can happen as a result of repetitive stress injuries or anything that can cause swelling in the wrist. Mesenchymal stem cells can help with this condition because they can reduce swelling and inflammation without the use of steroids. As a result, pain is lessened and the healing process is bolstered without the need for surgery.

  • Wrist Arthritis
    This is another condition that can cause extended inflammation of the wrist. Arthritis is actually caused by many different conditions. One of the most impressive features of stem cells is that they can improve the condition of chondrocytes, which are known as cartilage. When arthritis causes inflammation and damages the cartilage, stem cells can regenerate the material and also reduce the pain and inflammation.