Regenerative Medicine Injections for Elbow Pain
Many causes of elbow pain are due to damage to tendons and other tissues around the joint. Tendonitis can cause golfer’s or tennis elbow, and injuries can limit elbow and wrist mobility or strength. One of the advanced options for pain management at DOCS Health is regenerative medicine. We offer regenerative medicine injections for elbow pain at our medical center in Los Angeles, CA.
Regenerative medicine uses substances that can promote and stimulate tissue repair. There are biological components in your body used to regenerate tissue when it is injured. When these substances are harvested, concentrated and delivered directly to damaged tissue, it can help speed healing and repair. Two of the regenerative medicine options we use at DOCS Health for elbow pain conditions are PRP and stem cell injections.
PRP Injections for Elbow Injuries
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, uses a concentration of platelets and growth factors from the patient’s blood. A small blood sample is taken from the patient and filtered through a centrifuge. This process creates a concentrated plasma that is highly effective to promote healing. The plasma is purified, then injected into the area of the elbow that has tissue damage. A series of injections may be recommended to stimulate healing and relieve elbow pain.
Stem Cell Injections for Elbow Damage
Another option for stimulating faster tissue repair in a damaged elbow is a stem cell injection. We utilize autologous stem cell injections, which are stem cells harvested from the patient’s body. Stem cells can promote healing and repair, as they can be used to replace almost any cell in the body. The injections are safe and effective, without risk of allergic reactions or rejection since they are derived from the patient.
If you have tendonitis, arthritis or other joint damage that causes pain or limits mobility, regenerative medicine may offer benefits. To learn more about regenerative medicine injections for elbow pain, contact us at DOCS Health in Beverly Hills, CA, to schedule an elbow pain consultation to learn more about our interventional treatment options.