The elbow is a hinge joint between the humerus (upper arm bone) and the ulna & radius (forearm bones). A hinge joint primarily moves back and forth in one plane similar to a door hinge. This allows you to flex your arm muscles or extend your arm straight.
The elbow joint is subjected to lots of repetitive motion, which puts it a risk for potential injuries. Common injuries seen in the elbow include Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) and Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis). To be clear, you don’t have to be an avid tennis player or golfer to experience these injuries, but these injuries are common among those who play tennis or golf. Other conditions seen with elbow pain include Olecranon Bursitis, Triceps Tendinitis, Elbow Osteoarthritis, and Elbow Joint Instability.
The wrist is formed from 8 bones known as the carpals. These bones support a tub that runs through the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel has tendons and nerves that run through it and is covered by a ligament to hold it in place.
Wrist pain is common because like the elbow it is subjected to repetitive motion. Repetitive motion can lead to inflammation in the tendons and ligaments that support the wrist leading to pain or even numbness and tingling. Typical repetitive motions someone might complete on a daily basis include typing, cell phone use, exercise or sports, grasping objects, and occupations that revolve around working with the hands.
Conditions seen in the wrist:
Injury/Trauma: indicated by bruising or swelling
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Other tendon or ligament sprain/strain
Surgical correction is common among carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and ganglion cyst removal. Surgery, while a common solution, is not always the best solution to your pain and is not a guarantee. Up to 52% of carpal tunnel release surgeries fail from the initial surgery. Approximately 43% of trigger finger surgeries result in complications.
Ganglion cyst removal surgeries have a 94% failure rate. Along with high failure rates, these surgeries also involve weeks of downtime and recovery. The point is surgery isn’t always the answer and it certainly is not a guarantee. REVIV is here to offer an effective solution with no downtime.
Our solution for both elbow and wrist pain is an individualized plan involving PRP therapy, stem cell therapy, trigger point therapy, restorative rehab, bracing, and chiropractic adjustments. Our approach addresses inflammation, soft tissue damage, functional movements, and joint alignment that all contribute to pain. We also provide dietary and supplement recommendations to decrease overall inflammation which will contribute to improvement in pain management.