Arm and Elbow Pain

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition caused by overuse and muscle strain injury.

Stem Cell Recruitment for Arm and Elbow Pain

A product of cutting-edge regenerative medicine, stem cell recruitment provides a revolutionary new therapy for treating arm and elbow pain. Read on to learn how these conditions arise and how the Pain Relief Institute can help you with them.

Arm and Elbow Pain: The Basics

Minor arm and elbow pain results from injuries that are fairly common, and just about everyone will deal with sore, bruised, or achy arms at some point in life. Symptoms like arm and elbow pain often result from everyday wear and tear, or as a side effect of overuse or an injury of some kind. Arm and elbow pain from injuries are often caused by: Sports, exercise, hobbies, and daily routine; Work-related tasks and duties performed day after day; Work or projects that are done around the home

Conditions that Produce Arm and Elbow Pain

Tennis Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis.

Affecting the elbow and lower arm, this is a condition commonly seen in tennis players, but it s also common in people who do a lot of repetitive movements day in and day out. The most common symptoms include pain and weakness when shaking hands, turning a doorknob, or holding a cup. It is much like carpel tunnel, but is in the arm, not the wrist area.

Golfer’s Elbow, or medial epicondylitis

Again affecting the elbow and lower arm, this condition also involves the muscle and tendons of the arm. Pain from Golfer’s Elbow comes from repetitive wrist or finger clenching and twisting like what is used in gold swings. Numbness, weakness, arm and elbow pain, and shaking are common signs of this condition and can radiate into the hand in some cases.

Funny Bone Pain and Cubital Tunnel Pain

Pretty much everyone knows the pain associated with hitting the funny bone as is shoots down your forearm and into hand. This pain occurs because the ulnar nerve that runs along the outside of your elbow has been hit. The ulnar nerve may be pinched or irritated from repetitive motion. This condition is called Cubital Tunnel and is like chronic funny bone pain.

Elbow Pain from Elbow Fracture, Tears and Sprains

Any situation that involves broken bones, torn muscles, or damaged tendons in the elbow area will result in some degree of pain, and it’s possible pain, weakness, stillness, or immobility will persist over time.

Bursitis Elbow Pain

Naturally occurring pockets of fluid known as olecranon bursae occur in the major joints of the body and work like airbags or cushions. In the elbow joint, they help provide smooth movement of the joint, but when the elbow is inflamed, you can experience pain. Elbow bursitis, or olecranon bursitis, or Popeye elbow, causes swelling and inflammation in the joint.

Arthritis and Elbow Pain

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain, especially in the large joints and the ones used day in and day out. Compared with other forms of arthritis, elbow arthritis is rare, but it is still one of the leading causes of chronic elbow pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is much more common in elbow pain cases than typical osteoarthritis.

Children and Arm and Elbow Pain

Children are at risk for arm injuries and consequent arm and elbow pain due to their running, climbing, and playing. Young children are also prone to falls due to poor body control. Broken bones are the most serious injury for a child because if the growth plate area of the bone is affected, it can impact future growth of the bone and result in stunted or unnatural growth of the bone.

Seniors and Arm and Elbow Pain

On the opposite side of the age spectrum, senior adults are also prone to arm injuries and the resulting arm and elbow pain, again due to their risk of falling. Because of vision problems, mental decline, and mobility troubles, falls are very common and can also be very devastating as conditions like osteoporosis make bone more susceptible to breaking.

When to Seek Treatment for Arm and Elbow Pain

Most minor injuries mend on their own, and home treatment is usually all that is needed to relieve symptoms like arm and elbow pain and promote healing, but if serious injury has occurred, it is imperative for anyone to see immediate medical care and attention. One innovative new therapy for arm and elbow pain is stem cell recruitment.

Arm and Elbow Pain, Stem Cell Recruitment, and Stem Cell Amniotic Fluid Injection

Amniotic fluid is the clear yellow fluid that surrounds a fetus in the uterus. It performs many functions to protect the growing baby including cushioning from outside pressures, temperature control, and infection control, but for our purposes, what’s important about it is that it provides a source of mesenchymal (embryonic) stem cells. Embryonic stems cells are pluripotent, which means they can develop into any kind of cell. From a therapeutic perspective, that makes them more broadly useful than stem cells derived from adult tissue, which can only develop into different cell types related to the tissue of origin.

The mesenchymal cells are obtained at the time of a Caesarian birth without risk to baby or mother and with the mother’s consent. They then form the basis for therapy via stem cell amniotic fluid injection, a one-day procedure that provides an alternative to invasive surgery with its lengthy recovery time. At the Pain Relief Institute, stem cell amniotic fluid injection therapy is accomplished through the use of PalinGen®and its sister product Inovoflo.

PalinGen® and Inovoflo are products of advanced regenerative medicine. Composed of amniotic fluid components, they provide an abundance of cytokines, nutrients, and growth factors and anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties. Donors are extensively screened to make sure they’re healthy, and there’s no risk of rejection because the chorion that has been known to trigger an antigen response is removed during processing.

Arm and Elbow Pain, Regenerative Medicine, and Stem Cell Recruitment

Regenerative medicine is an outgrowth of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology. The principles of regenerative medicine offer the promise of restoring damaged tissue by promoting new growth. In the case of arm and elbow pain, this means the individual’s arm or elbow stops hurting because the cause of the pain has been repaired.

One of the most promising avenues of regenerative medicine, and one we have pursued extensively here at the Pain Relief Institute, is stem cell recruitment. Stem cell recruitment has proved useful for addressing a variety of complaints including joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle damage, which means it can often prove therapeutic for arm and elbow pain.

Stem cells are “undifferentiated” cells. This means they can renew themselves through cell division and potentially develop into many different kinds of cell that the body needs. Thus, when a therapeutic procedure called stem cell infusion applies them to a damaged area, they can promote healing through the growth of healthy new tissue and thus provide stem cell therapy for pain.

At the Pain Relief Institute, we provide stem cell recruitment therapy via stem cell amniotic fluid injection.

Laser Therapy for Arm and Elbow Pain

Laser therapy is a therapeutic treatment that takes light photons and directs them into damaged tissue to improve healing in that area and to help with he reduction of pain, including arm and elbow pain. The light energy penetrates the deeper layers of tissue and stimulates cellular activity and the growth of healthy new cells. It helps new cells generate to repair damage in muscles, soft tissues, tendons, and even bone. This rejuvenation and healing are what help reduces pain in the area and enhances healing.

Whether stem cell recruitment or laser therapy proves to be the intervention of choice for your arm and elbow pain, we invite you to contact the Pain Relief Institute today for a consultation. We can help you find relief.