Wrist and Hand Pain

Avoid Hand, Wrist or Thumb Surgery: Consider the Regenerative Alternative

Why Surgery Should Always Be Your Last Treatment Option

Pain of the hand, wrist and thumbs is commonly caused by overuse 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 tendon and ligament tears, arthritis, meniscus tears, damaged cartilage, joint instability, overuse injuries, and many other conditions that cause 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.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel Pain?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the nerves that travel through the carpal tunnel in the wrist get pinched. The results are pain in the hand and wrist, as well as nerve-related symptoms.

Treating Carpal Tunnel with Stem Cells

Here are a few stem cell regenerative treatment options we offer for carpal tunnel pain and related wrist and hand conditions:

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

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

If you are experiencing carpal tunnel pain after an injury or because of a pre-existing condition, stem cell therapy may be able to help reduce your pain. Contact our Minnesota stem cell doctors today to see if you are a good candidate.