Wrist pain is an increasingly common problem in modern life, where people spend so much time engaging with electronic devices. If you have wrist pain from conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injury, Mark Conliffe, DO, at Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, can help. The practice uses the Regenexx® regenerative medicine method for treating wrist pain, a natural approach to try before undergoing surgery. Call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today to schedule a consultation or contact us online.
Wrist pain can be a result of an injury, for example, falling and fracturing a bone or tearing a ligament when you’re playing sports. Wrist pain is also very often the result of chronic conditions like joint degeneration, nerve compression, or repetitive strain injuries that develop over time.
Some of the most common causes of wrist pain include:
Osteoarthritis develops over the years as the protective layer of cartilage on the wrist bones gradually wears away. The cartilage erosion exposes the ends of your wrist bones, creating friction that leads to inflammation, pain, and stiffness that worsens over time.
CTS develops when the ligaments in the bones that form the carpal tunnel thicken and start to press on the median nerve. CTS causes wrist and hand pain, numbness, and reduces your ability to grip.
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) enables you to use your thumbs. If there’s inflammation in the TFCC, it can cause wrist and hand pain and make it hard to use your thumb.
Wrist and hand wear-and-tear is an increasingly common problem, mainly because of the time people spend using keyboards and handheld devices.
Regenerative medicine uses natural substances to promote an accelerated healing response from your body.
Regenerative medicine uses substances including bone marrow aspirate, platelets, and alpha 2 macroglobulin (A2M). The substances all contain cells that have the ability to stimulate repair and new tissue growth.
Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine uses the Regenexx approach to regenerative medicine for treating musculoskeletal disorders, known as interventional orthopedics.
This approach involves using image guidance technologies like fluoroscopy and ultrasound to deliver high-dose preparations of bone marrow concentrate or platelets to a precise location within your wrist where they can repair the tissue damage.
At the moment, most insurance policies don’t cover the cost of regenerative medicine treatments.
If you’d like to find out more about regenerative medicine for wrist pain, call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today or contact us online.