From hand arthritis to joint instability, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears, carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy provides a superior alternative to activity modification, painkillers, and steroid injections.
The human body naturally stores stem cells to repair injured and degenerated tissues. Thus, the idea behind PRP therapy is to harvest these cells and re-inject them into specific areas of damage. Under fluoroscopic or ultrasonic guidance, a small sample of blood is taken from a patient before placing the sample in a centrifuge machine where concentrated platelets are gathered.
Once injected, the platelet-rich plasma enhances the natural process of healing, essentially turning the tables on injured tendons, ligaments, joints, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions.
What’s more is that PRP therapy effectively modulates the body’s inflammatory response for debilitating wrist, hand and finger conditions affected by osteoarthritis. The result is a dramatic reduction in pain, as well as improvement in function and range of motion.
STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR FINGER JOINT PAIN RELIEF
A key element of regenerative medicine, PRP treatment for the relief of finger joint pain is helping countless patients return to their normal activities pain-free, with better function and movement.
Consider the case of trigger finger, a painful condition causing the fingers or thumb to lock in a bent position. Given the underlying issue of inflammation of the flexor tendon sheath of the finger and swelling of the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint, individuals report pain in their palm and fingers or a snapping sensation when flexing their fingers.
When it comes to finger joint pain, PRP therapy is used to heal injured ligaments, tendons, tissues, and bone joints. When injected, the cells deliver high concentrations of growth factors that call to attention the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
As a “curative” treatment, stem cell therapy encourages tissue recovery while specialized proteins signal new blood vessel formation, connective tissue repair, and bone regeneration. Treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and require no downtime.
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS
In regard to healing that is safe, natural, and non-invasive, PRP treatments have attracted the attention of many patients suffering from wrist and finger joint pain. Unlike steroids and traditional painkillers that only help to soothe pain temporarily, PRP therapy addresses the root of the problem for full and complete recovery and enhanced mobility.
For Dr. Daniel Moghadam, leader and founder of Modern Aesthetica in Santa Monica, PRP therapy is part of a commitment to provide life-changing solutions for patients that are suffering with chronic and debilitating pain. With a personalized approach, Dr. Moghadam tailors treatment to work within the unique chemistry of each patient and their condition.
If you reside in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, or surrounding areas, contact Modern Aesthetica to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Moghadam today.