Arthritis, Instability and Carpal Tunnel Injections
Don't let Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other wrist and hand injuries hold you back.
The constant swiveling and pivoting motions of the basal joint, at the base of the thumb, tends to wear it out easily. Here at the Albano Clinic we employ a complete regimen of improving wellness and fitness, reducing weight, providing physical therapy and customized and targeted application of Biologics—Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments to aid in recovery for people for those who are suffering from pain or reduced range of motion due to basal joint / CMC arthritis, hand arthritis, or other injuries and conditions in the hand. Surgical options, which includes total joint reconstruction, may improve the condition for some we have seen that new problems in the thumb joint may develop over time, causing such symptoms as numbness, tenderness, or reduced range of motion and look for alternative solutions before resorting to surgery. We look first to less invasive methods to get you back to doing what you love.
Wrist and Hand Injections can help the following conditions:
- Hand Arthritis
- Basal Joint Arthritis or CMC / Carpometacarpal Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
Thumb CMC/Basal Joint Arthritis or Arthritis of the Hand Joints can appear early in life and considering how important our use of hands is in everyday life can fast become debilitating.
For years, the medical establishment has put an emphasis on reducing inflammation and employed liberal use of anti-inflammatory drugs, typically NSAID drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen and or steroids. We now know that inhibiting or slowing your body’s natural inflammatory response slows healing by preventing naturally occurring repair cells from reaching your injury. Our targeted Biologic treatments are designed to provoke an inflammatory response while increasing the number of healing cells in the injured area.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Used in maxillofacial and plastic surgery since the early 1980s, the technique has been developed recently to aid in the treatment of professional athletes, recovering from injuries. We draw your own blood and concentrate the platelets to 4 to 5 times beyond normal and, using ultrasound to guide us, inject them precisely into injured areas. The treatment also activates stem cells in the injured area calling them into action. The procedure can be used in combination with stem cell treatments or alone.
Stem Cell Treatments
Adult stem cells are cells from your own body that are essentially “un-programmed” meaning that they can turn into other cell types (differentiate). They are naturally occurring cells that are can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They are inside your body and are an essential component of the healing process. We know areas of the body where more stem cells occur, bone marrow for example. We are able to harvest these cells from your own tissues in high concentration and direct them with exact precision to the injured area.