Tennis elbow received its name due to the sheer number of tennis players who suffer it. However, you dont need to be swinging a racket to suffer from tennis elbow. In fact, any continual motion with an elbow movement may result in tennis elbow. Professionals who work in carpentry, painting, landscaping, typing and even knitting can suffer from tennis elbow due to the constant bend. Now, it often starts out as a mild inconvenience and slowly grows into something more extreme. Instead of suffering through replacement surgery or just dealing with the pain and popping medication in the morning, you need to look into stem cell treatments to correct the issue.
Tennis elbow is one of those issues you pretty much know you have when it starts. It is a pain right in your elbow that occurs when you lift something (heavy or not), when you first grip something, like a baseball bat, tennis racket or weight, when you open a door, shake hands or even when you raise your hand and straighten your wrist. Essentially, whenever you make any sort of movement with your elbow or wrist that causes the muscles and tendons to tighten.
What is a Stem Cell Treatment?
Stem cells are a blank canvas. These cells do not have specific information imprinted on each, but instead the cell can copy itself into the form of any other cell in the human body, including the damaged tendons found in your elbow that cause you to suffer through tennis elbow. With traditional treatment and surgery, the damaged area is removed and replaced by artificial material. With a stem cell treatment, your own stem cells are used to grow back the damaged area, allowing you to correct the damaged area and restore your pain free functionality.
Where do the Stem Cells Come From?
Stem cells are found in different areas of the body. In the case of stem cell treatments used in your body, these cells are often taken from your own bone marrow. The easiest location to retrieve bone marrow is through your hip bone, as this gives direct access through a small injection. Now, stem cells are not simply removed from your bone and injected into the problem area. Instead, it is spun to create a platelet-rich plasma. This plasma is then used in the repair process. It is like a super charged red blood cell that can repair the damaged area of the body at a much faster rate.
Improvements to Tennis Elbow Symptoms
It does take some time for the stem cell treatment to take affect and to begin the improvement process. According to a recent study, improvements are seen at 12 weeks, but a substantial improvement occurs at 24 weeks. After 12 weeks, 55.1 percent of patients see an improvement in symptoms, while this number increases to 71.5 percent after 24 weeks. 83.9 percent of patients report even further improvements after another 24 weeks. This shows the significant improvements available through stem cell treatments on your tennis elbow.
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