Can Tennis Elbow Be Treated with PRP Therapy?
We often don’t realize how much we rely on certain joints until we begin experiencing unresolved pain. Lateral epicondylitis – tennis elbow – can cause disabling pain that impacts your daily activities. While for most people, physical therapy or cortisone injections can help to relieve elbow joint pain, tennis elbow is often more complex. You may have arthritis in the joint; the cushion within the joint may have worn away to such an extent that the bones are rubbing together when you extend or contract the arm. In these cases, your elbow pain can become chronic, impacting your ability to play sports, work, or even pick up your child.
How Do I Know If I Have Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a generic term that indicates inflammation in the tendons. Your elbow may feel stiff to bend. It might be painful to bend or straighten your arm. You may even experience tenderness, swelling, or a burning sensation in your elbow.
How Do I Treat Tennis Elbow?
To help relieve the pain in your elbow, the first thing you need to do is stop using it. You can ice the elbow to help reduce swelling, and your physician may suggest taking ibuprofen as well. Physical therapy may be required to help improve joint function. If these treatments do not work, however, or if you continue to experience limited mobility from the pain, you may need to consider a more innovative treatment, such as stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy to induce healing.
Regenerative therapies like stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy are being used to successfully treat joint pain. The injections promote rapid healing, reduce swelling and pain, and improve mobility. In addition to treating elbow joint pain, these therapies can be used for a variety of different pain management therapies, including back, knee, and neck pain.
You Do Not Need to Live in Pain
At Spine LLC, our focus is on giving our patients the ability to reclaim their lives through better pain management, more innovative healing therapies, and increased mobility. We specialize in treating pain conditions with a spectrum of proven therapy options ranging from conventional procedures to the latest technology- and science-based approaches.
There is no reason to just “live with it.” If you are struggling with arthritis pain, pain from a sports injury or accident, or other chronic joint pain, talk to your primary care physician today for a referral to our specialized pain management clinic and to arrange for a consultation. Let us determine which approach might be most effective for you. Step away from chronic pain.