Elbow Pain

Avoid Elbow Surgery: Consider the Regenerative Alternative

Why Surgery Should Always Be Your Last Treatment Option

Elbow pain is commonly associated with overuse (tennis or golfer’s elbow), or by osteoarthritis due to aging and the degenerative process.

Unfortunately, surgery is commonly presented as the only option to patients by their doctors, even when studies have shown that many of these surgeries produce no benefit or are minimally effective for treating the condition. Often, physical therapy alone produces equal outcomes when compared with common surgeries.

While there certainly are times when surgery is required, regenerative treatments are quickly becoming the preferred surgical alternative for conditions ranging from arthritis, tendonitis, nerve damage, overuse injuries, and many other conditions that cause joint pain.

Regenerative treatment patients avoid the long list of surgical risks, which are often not experienced until well after the surgery. Besides the risks associated with surgery, patients deal with painful and lengthy recovery periods to regain strength and range of motion. And depending on the type of surgery, patients are likely to experience an earlier onset of arthritis, due to the surgical removal of tissue that typically stabilizes or cushions the joint.

With regenerative treatments, patients benefit from minimal downtime and are encouraged to return to activity. We have seen plenty of regenerative patients experience a full recovery and become pain-free, even when surgery or joint replacement was originally recommended for their condition. Regenerative treatments are typically excellent options for elbow pain.

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Elbow fracture

Treating Elbow Conditions & Injuries

These are a few of the stem cell regenerative treatment options we offer for elbow pain:

  • PRP therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Bone marrow concentrated stem cell therapy
  • Human amniotic tissue allograft

Benefits of Regenerative Treatment at Advanced Spine and Pain Centers

  • Regenerative treatments to help heal faster and more completely
  • Board-certified doctors focused on orthopedic conditions
  • Range of treatments available to address your condition
  • Imaging guidance ensuring precise cell injections and top outcomes
  • Avoid risks and long-term problems associated with surgery
  • Eliminate or reduce pain to extend your active lifestyle

We Can Help

Are you struggling with chronic elbow pain that’s inhibiting your ability to do the things you love? Stem cell therapies may be your ticket to pain relief. Contact us today at one of our Minnesota stem cell clinics to set up your appointment with one of our pain management doctors.