Many people who experience chronic wrist pain understand how difficult it can make even the simplest of tasks, like picking up their purse, pouring coffee, or watering the plants. Many doctors will recommend medications to cover up the painful symptoms, but they never truly get to the source of the issue for relief that lasts.
But regenerative medicine treatments such as tissue therapy and platelet-rich plasma can help treat the root cause of wrist pain to get people out of pain and get them back to living their lives.
Common Causes of Wrist Pain
Before administering regenerative treatment, a doctor will analyze your wrist to find out the cause of the pain. Wrist pain can have multiple causes, including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, happens when the median nerve located in the wrist is pinched or compressed, resulting in pain, discomfort, numbness, and tingling. This will pass into the palm of the hand in the forearm. In the place of the hand where the nerve stretches the median nerve is squeezed, which causes numbness and tingling. Swelling will happen if there is repetitive activity.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is when the protective cartilage cushioning the ends of your bones wears down over time, causing stiffness and swelling. This irritation of the joints can be caused by everyday wear and tear, aging, and overuse.
Gout is brought about by a buildup of uric acid, a chemical that the body produces when it breaks down food. If the body is producing too much uric acid, it can be deposited through the joints, causing pain and swelling leading to gout.
De Quervain tenosynovitis happens when the tendons around the base of the thumb are swollen or compressed. Swelling of the tendons can sometimes cause pain and tenderness all along the side of the thumb and wrist. This is especially apparent when forming a fist, turning the wrist, or trying to grasp or grip something.
Other causes and conditions include: injury, repetitive motion, wrist tendonitis, and wrist bursitis.
Alternative Pain Relief Options
There are many alternative pain relief options available for wrist pain that are non-invasive and effective. For example, regenerative medicine treatments and platelet-rich plasma.
Regenerative tissue injections are a form of regenerative medicine that contain mesenchymal tissue derived from the Wharton’s Jelly of donated umbilical allografts. These treatments can help ease wrist pain at the source of the injury or condition. The tissue used in these treatments is donated by consenting, prescreened mothers after a healthy C-section birth. The reason donated tissues are used over your own tissue is that they are exceptionally powerful and stacked with healing properties like cytokines, exosomes, proteins, and lipids.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy involves extracting a small sample of blood from the patient and spinning it through a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the healing platelets from the other components within the blood. The resulting solution, full of rich and potent properties, is then injected directly into the area of need for lasting relief. This form of regenerative medicine works beyond pain medications and encourages the natural healing mechanisms of the body to promote its innate ability to treat the root cause of wrist pain at the source.
If you or a loved one are experiencing chronic or severe wrist pain and would like to learn more about alternative treatment options for relief, call USA Medical Research Institute today at (949) 673-3154 to schedule a free consultation.