Common Wrist Pain Issues
Regardless of a person’s lifestyle or age, wrist pain can happen to anyone. But if your wrist pain is making it difficult to do work and basic tasks, that’s outside the norm. If wrist pain not going away or lessening with traditional treatments, you may want to consider regenerative medicine as an option.
At Memphis Regenerative Healthcare, we specialize in regenerative medical treatments for wrist pain.
Causes of Wrist Pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of wrist pain, but it’s far from being the only one:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cysts
- Inflammation (tendonitis)
- Repetitive movements
- Sprains and strains
How We Treat Wrist Pain
We treat wrist pain with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a regenerative medical treatment that is derived from a patient’s own blood. Medical specialists take a sample of blood and separate it into different components using a centrifuge. Then, plasma is extracted from the centrifuge. Plasma is a component of blood that’s filled with platelets, which clot in order to stop bleeding, making platelets a key element of the body’s healing process.
PRP injections contain a higher concentration of platelets compared to the average blood sample. When injected into the afflicted wrist, the platelets in the PRP injection can help accelerate the healing process.
The risk of a patient having an allergic reaction or their body rejecting PRP therapy treatments is very low because the contents of the injection come from their body. The risks of PRP therapy are the same risks that can be found in any injection-based treatment:
- Nerve injury
- Nerve damage
- Tissue damage
- Pain and/or swelling at the site of the injection
Patient Treatment Process
The first consultation involves a discussion between you and one of our healthcare specialists about your pain, medical history, and other key factors in order to determine if PRP therapy will help ease your wrist pain.
Assuming we decide that you’re an ideal candidate for PRP therapy, the next session will begin your treatment. PRP therapy is very quick. Plus, given the very low chance of complications with PRP therapy, most of our patients are able to leave the office soon after treatment.
Follow-up appointments and multiple rounds of PRP therapy may be necessary depending on the severity of your wrist pain.
Schedule an Appointment
Don’t let your wrist pain get in the way of work or chores. Call Memphis Regenerative Healthcare today to schedule an appointment or to request more information.