Wrist Pain Specialist

Dr. Stem Cell

Regenerative Orthopedics located in Encino, CA

When your wrist pain doesn’t relent or you develop limited function in your wrist, hand, or fingers, it’s time to consider stem cell therapy. Bruce Fishman, MD, MPH, FICS, and the team at Dr. Stem Cell specialize in regenerative medicine, using your own stem cells to accelerate healing, relieve your pain, and help you regain normal function. If you need help with wrist pain, schedule a consultation by calling the office in Encino, California, or using the online booking system.

Wrist Pain Q & A

What types of wrist pain benefit from stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy can help anyone suffering from wrist pain caused by many problems. Though stem cell therapy is a nonsurgical option, the treatment still gets to the underlying source of your pain by healing the tissues damaged by conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ligament injuries 

Repetitive stress injuries occur when you frequently perform the same activity, such as typing. When you repeat the same movement, small tears develop in ligaments, tendons, and muscles. If you don’t give the tears time to heal, the tissues become inflamed and painful.

In the case of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendons that share the narrow carpal tunnel with nerves become inflamed and pinch the nerves.

Acute injuries that result in wrist pain can come from any activity, but they most often occur from falling onto your outstretched hand. As a result, you may suffer a wrist sprain, strain, or fracture.

How does stem cell therapy alleviate wrist pain?

Stem cells are uniquely designed to self-replicate and produce new cells. Adult stem cells live throughout your body. When you’re injured, they migrate to the damaged area and perform multiple tasks: They regenerate new tissues to repair the injury, regulate inflammation, and release biochemicals such as exosomes and cytokines that stimulate healing.

When you receive stem cell therapy, a concentrated number of stem cells are injected into the injured tissues in your wrist. The injected cells relieve your wrist pain as they heal the tissues.

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.

What should I expect before and during stem cell therapy?

If you have wrist pain and you’re interested in stem cell therapy, it starts with an initial consultation at Dr. Stem Cell to determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell treatment

Dr. Fishman performs a complete exam, including X-rays, and possibly an MRI, CT, or nerve study to evaluate the source of your wrist pain. If you’re approved for stem cell therapy, -

Two days before your stem cell treatment you will receive our unique IV infusion treatment containing vitamins, peptides and proteins. This will boost your cellular function and enhance your response to Stem Cell treatment. You will then be sent for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment to support your upcoming Stem Cell procedure. 

Dr. Fishman then uses fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance to inject the stem cells precisely at the damaged tissues that are causing your wrist pain.

In some cases, Dr. Fishman may mix the stem cells with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which supports and accelerates healing. They produce PRP  in the office from a sample of your blood.

After your Stem Cell procedure you are immediately sent for a second Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment. 

Most patients need only one treatment session, with one injection for each damaged disc or joint, to alleviate their wrist pain. 

You will follow up with Dr. Fishman 4 weeks after your Stem Cell procedure. At that time, you will have your first FDA approved muscle building emscult treatment if appropriate to your condition. 

You need to rest for a few days after your procedure, and you’ll notice that your wrist pain improves over the next few months as the stem cells rebuild tissues and rehabilitate your injury. You will have regular follow ups with your doctor at 3, 6 and 12 months to document your improvement. 

If you suffer from chronic wrist pain, call Dr. Stem Cell or book an initial consultation online.