Stem Cell Therapy for Thumb Injuries
Thumb injuries are very common and can occur for a variety of reasons. They can be work-related, sports-related, recreationally-related, and can even occur in mundane situations. Additionally, thumb injuries can come in a variety of types. These may include sprains, tears, arthritis, etc.
More specifically, they may occur as a result of distinct disorders. These may include tendonitis, tendinosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, carpometacarpal joint irritation, collateral ligament injury, etc.
Common Thumb Injuries
The most common ligament to be affected by thumb injuries is the ulnar collateral ligament. This ligament connects the thumb to the hand on the side near the index finger. The radial collateral ligament is on the other side of the thumb. It can tear as well. However, this is not as common as a tear on the ulnar side.
Sprained thumb injuries are quite common in sports and falls. Frequently this occurs when the thumb is either jammed into another person, the ground, or other sporting equipment. Additionally, it may occur or when the thumb is bent into an unnatural position. This can result in tears in the ligament.
And I should know. A patient of ours recently jammed his finger trying to prevent his dog from escaping. Yes. You read that correctly. And the worst part is it was a pretty bad sprain. It was still causing him pain nearly 6 weeks after and showed no signs of decreasing pain levels. Stem cell therapy for thumb injuries of this nature is a great way to relieve pain from jammed joints of all types.
Another common hand injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. This thumb injury includes pain, tingling, weakness, or numbness. These symptoms usually escalate at night and they can radiate all the way up the arm and into the shoulder. Not surprisingly, this can make gripping or pinching objects a difficult task.
Arthritis of the thumb, often referred to as “texting thumb”, is common as well. Thumb arthritis is common with aging and occurs when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones. Pain is the first and most common symptom of thumb arthritis. It can occur at the base of your thumb when you use your thumb to apply force to an object.
Furthermore, thumb arthritis can cause severe hand pain as well. Additionally, it may cause swelling and lead to a decrease in strength or range of motion. Treatment generally involves a combination of medication and splints. Severe thumb arthritis might require surgery. However, stem cell therapy for thumb injuries of this type is worth looking in to as well.
See the video below for more information on stem cell therapy for thumb injuries including thumb arthritis. In this short informative video, Doctor Mac Moretz discusses stem cell benefits in treating texting thumb injuries with actor/producer Rob E. Angelino. Additionally, the two discuss short term and long term results and expectations.
Repairing Thumb Injuries
Using stem cell therapy for thumb injuries in an emerging way to treat disorders of the thumb. Allograft stem cell injections with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can help alleviate thumb pain and thumb injuries of various types.
Studies have shown that pain resulting from thumb arthritis and other injuries may be treated with targeted stem cell injections. Allograft stem cells have shown promise through clinical trials in treating symptoms of many conditions including pain.
If you’re interested in exploring the utilization of stem cell therapy for thumb injuries, please reach out to the team at Stem Cells LA.
YOUR STEM CELL THERAPY SOLUTION
Stem Cells LA offers patients stem cell treatments for arthritis, neuropathy, orthopedic disease, anti-aging, and more. Additionally, we utilize the restorative properties of stem cell treatments to help reduce healing time for other procedures.
At Stem Cells LA, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide our services. As always, it’s important to look into the patient experience. Your safety, privacy, and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. Remember, we’re here for you!
Above all, only a qualified doctor can help you decide if stem cell therapy is right for you. We will help set you up with our trusted regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Mac Moretz. To book a consultation with Stem Cells LA, call us today.
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