You might believe that steroid injections or surgical procedures are the only options for treating your elbow pain, but there are other effective and more natural options. Eli Loch, DO, at Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center in Yulee, Florida, uses stem cell and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapies from Regenexx® to relieve chronic elbow pain and improve function. Call Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today to find out more or book an appointment online.
Your elbow can be painful for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common causes of elbow pain include:
Sometimes, the elbow pain may actually be referred pain from the neck.
Ligament and tendon injuries can happen suddenly, often as a result of trauma or playing sports. Problems like tendinitis, bursitis, and arthritis tend to develop more slowly. They happen because of a gradual buildup of tissue damage or deterioration of the tissues in your elbow.
For many patients, simple, noninvasive measures like physical therapy, rest, and medication can successfully resolve their elbow pain. For those patients who don’t get relief from these approaches, joint or ligament injections containing steroids and anesthetic might be helpful.
Steroids relieve pain by reducing inflammation. However, if there’s too much reduction in inflammation, your body won’t be able to heal itself. Steroids can also cause cell deterioration at the site of the injection.
Surgery might also be an option for elbow pain. These types of invasive procedures present a far higher risk of complications, and can sometimes cause further damage.
To help avoid surgery and steroid injections, you can have regenerative medicine treatment at Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center.
Regenerative medicine treatment uses stem cells from your bone marrow and platelets from your blood to help your body heal itself.
Stem cells and the growth factors in platelets have powerful healing properties that, in concentrated form, can help repair and regenerate even badly damaged tissues in your elbow.
Dr. Loch works with Regenexx, the leading regenerative medicine experts. Regenexx procedures are of a higher quality due to the extensive specialist research they fund, perform, and publish.
Regenexx platelet-rich plasma (PRP), for instance, is far more refined than other forms, containing fewer red and white blood cells and more platelets.
Regenexx developed a different method of managing musculoskeletal problems that it calls interventional orthopedics.
This approach makes use of image-guidance technologies like fluoroscopy and ultrasound, which Dr. Loch uses to locate the exact spot where he needs to place the concentrated stem cells or PRP.
Precise placement is vital to the success of regenerative medicine treatments for elbow pain. Dr. Loch is highly skilled in delivering stem cell and PRP injections and is a licensed Regenexx physician.
To schedule a consultation and discuss the best options for your elbow pain, call Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today or book an appointment online.