Tennis elbow is a painful overuse syndrome that can make it difficult to grip or lift things. Regenerative medicine is a safe, effective alternative to surgery or pain medication for tennis elbow. The board-certified experts at Carolina Regenerative Medicine have extensive experience performing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to address tennis elbow. To schedule an evaluation, call the office in Goldsboro, North Carolina, today, or make an appointment online.
Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a chronic condition caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm that put stress on the elbow joint structures. It’s most common in adults between 30 and 50 years of age.
In addition to tennis, other types of exercise can lead to the condition. And if you have a job that requires repetitive arm movements or you participate in another activity that leads to overuse of the muscles involved in moving the elbow, you are at risk for developing tennis elbow.
The primary symptom of tennis elbow is pain and tenderness around the lateral epicondyle, the bony protrusion on the outside of your elbow where the affected muscles and tendons are attached to your bone. Additional signs and symptoms of tennis elbow include:
Rest and icing may relieve your pain, but chronic tennis elbow may require treatment. The providers at Carolina Regenerative Medicine specialize in regenerative medicine, an innovative medical procedure that can address tennis elbow without surgery or an extended recovery period.
The experts at Carolina Regenerative Medicine are skilled with both platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy.
PRP therapy harnesses the powerful growth factors contained in the platelets of your blood. It involves drawing some of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate your platelets and plasma. The concentrated plasma serum is then injected into the muscles and tendons that contribute to tennis elbow to reduce inflammation and enhance cellular repair.
An essential part of natural tissue regeneration, adult stem cells can self-replicate and differentiate into many different types of cells. Stem cells are usually harvested from adipose (fat) or bone marrow tissue extracted from your hip with a simple procedure.
The stem cells are separated from other cells in a centrifuge and then reinjected into your elbow. Stem cell therapy enhances the regrowth of new muscle, ligament, or tendon tissue for injury repair.
For a solution to the pain of tennis elbow, call Carolina Regenerative Medicine in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to schedule an evaluation or make an appointment online today.