Elbow Pain Specialist

Dr. Stem Cell

Regenerative Orthopedics located in Encino, CA

Elbow pain affects more than your elbow. It also causes weakness and pain in your hand and wrist. Bruce Fishman, MD, MPH, FICS, and the expert physicians at Dr. Stem Cell understand that the pain and loss of movement caused by elbow injuries affect every aspect of your daily life. That’s why Dr. Fishman and the team developed a stem cell treatment to diminish elbow pain and get you back into action. To learn if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, call the office in Encino, California, or schedule an appointment online.

Elbow Pain Q & A

What types of elbow pain are treated with stem cell therapy?

The team at Dr. Stem Cell offers stem cell therapy only after a preliminary consultation to determine if the treatment is right for you. 

Stem cell injections help to alleviate elbow pain caused by a variety of conditions, including:

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow develop due to repetitive motion and overuse injuries that place stress on the tendon. 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis develops gradually as everyday joint movement wears away the cartilage. Over time, the loss of cartilage causes bone damage.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks the synovial tissues inside the elbow joint.

What symptoms develop in addition to elbow pain?

The underlying conditions that cause elbow pain also result in:

  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of motion
  • Weak grip
  • Loss of arm strength
  • Weakness in your wrist
  • Pain when flexing your wrist
  • Tingling or numbness in your hand and fingers

You may experience pain on either side of your elbow, when you try to grasp an object, or when rotating your arm.

Where do the stem cells come from?

The team at Dr. Stem Cell uses mesenchymal stem cells and exosomes because they help regenerate tissues such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. Our Stem Cells are harvested from the Umbilical Cord Wharton's Jelly. We obtain them from an FDA Certified Transplant Laboratory located in Southern California. Our staff has personally toured the facility to ensure the highest quality and standards for our patients.

How does stem cell therapy treat elbow pain?

When the team at Dr. Stem Cell injects concentrated stem cells such as adult mesenchymal stem cells at the site of injured elbow tissues, the cells automatically regenerate muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. 

The injected stem cells also regulate inflammation and release vital biochemicals that stimulate a wide range of healing activities in the surrounding cells.

Though you can return to most activities without downtime, the team at Dr. Stem Cell recommends that you don’t put extensive pressure on your elbow or lift weights for 3-4 weeks after your stem cell injection.

You may also feel sore for up to a week in the area where fat was harvested and also in your elbow. You can alleviate the pain with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications. If you experience muscle spasms, apply heat to relax the muscles.

To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy for elbow pain, call Dr. Stem Cell or book an appointment online.