Are steroid injections or elbow surgery really the only options for Elbow Pain?
Medica Institute offer minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives for Elbow pain treatment to get your life back on track without surgery or steroid injections!
Elbow pain is common and primarily affects sports enthusiasts, hobbyists and people, whose jobs involve repetitive hand, wrist and arm movements. Elbows can wear down over time beyond our body’s natural ability to repair damage. Medica Institute procedures are likely to be an excellent treatment option for elbow bursitis, arthritis and overuse conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, and other conditions that cause elbow pain.
In recent years, several studies have shown the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in treating elbow tendon and ligament issues. In fact, there are very few cases where surgery would be recommended for anything but the most severe elbow injuries. Alternatively the patient would have been given non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and pain killers for symptomatic treatment only, on the other hand PRP promotes healing of the inflamed or injured tendon.
While conventional treatment, like surgery, may improve the condition for some, a lot of surgical patients go on to experience continued symptoms such as numbness, tenderness, or reduced range of motion or function. Also current elbow surgical treatment options typically involve a painful post-surgical recovery with several days in the hospital followed by a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the elbow. Whereas non-surgical Regenerative Therapy procedures are minimally invasive same day procedures with minimal pain involved and no lengthy rehabilitation. Patients typically experience little to no down time from our elbow pain treatment procedures, like Stromal vascular fraction therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP therapy.
Regenerative stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) concentrate injections are next generation Regenerative Treatments to treat the cause of elbow pain not just the symptoms. Regenerative Therapy is an alternative treatment option for elbow pain that continues to be proven successful, not only by scientist and researchers, but also by doctors who utilise this treatment for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, tendon, ligament and overuse injuries, like tennis elbow treatment and bursitis elbow.
It utilises biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body to help heal disease and injury. The treatment has become a game changer for accelerating healing, regenerating tissue and combatting pain. It has reduced the need for prescription medications and surgery, proving to be a helpful tool towards managing and potentially eliminating pain in the body. Regenerative Therapy has helped untold amounts of people overcome insufferable chronic pain, restoring their function and mobility, and improving their quality of life. Regenerative Therapy by means of several protocols will ultimately help initiate the self-healing cycle in the injured part of the body, the end result then is pain relief.
Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments are a same-day procedures and the options are:
• Platelet-rich plasma – PRP therapy
• Mesenchymal cell therapy
• SVF (Stromal vascular fraction) therapy
In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions. The choice of treatment is at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.
This treatment may however not be suitable for all patients and only after review of your individual cases can the Consultant be able to discuss your options.
Elbow conditions that can be treated with Regenerative Therapy like PRP therapy and Stromal Vascular Fraction therapy include:
- Lateral Epicondylitis – Also known as Tennis Elbow
- Medial Epicondylitis – Also known as Golfer’s Elbow
- Pitcher’s Elbow (Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury)
- Partial Distal Biceps Tendon Tear
- Bursitis elbow
Please contact us for a consultation and complete assessment to determine whether or not your condition can be treated with these minimally invasive, non-surgical regenerative procedures.
What are the top Benefits of Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments?
With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides. Over all Regenerative Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area.
Here are the top benefits to be aware of: