Do the smallest of movements in your fingers, wrist, or arm cause you extreme pain and discomfort? Your chronic hand pain could be carpal tunnel syndrome. In St Petersburg, our medical staff provides minimally invasive, regenerative medicine treatments to get you all-natural pain relief.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Your wrist is made up of a group of small bones known as carpals, which support a tube that runs through your wrist called the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder characterized by pain and weakness in your fingers, hands, and wrists. This disorder develops from problems in a nerve in the wrist, though the exact progression is not entirely understood.
Repetitive activities like typing, racquet sports, or sewing can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist area. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition when the nerves in the area are not able to send messages accurately.
This syndrome has often been considered a workplace disorder, brought on by repetitive typing and poor workstation setup. Recent research suggests that it is mostly associated with medical or physical conditions, such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
If you are or have been suffering from this syndrome, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Wrist pain
- Hand pain
- Weakness in the hand or arm
- A burning sensation that travels from the wrist through the arm
- Tingling in your fingers and wrist
- Numbness in your fingers and hand
Wrist Pain Treatment
If you experience chronic or acute wrist or hand pain due to carpal tunnel syndrome, you may get relief from non-surgical regenerative medicine, an alternative solution for repair and regeneration of damaged joint tissues. A growing number of people in the St Petersburg area are turning to regenerative medicine to treat an expanding list of musculoskeletal conditions.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated serum of healing platelets, found in your blood naturally. During a simple procedure, a small amount of your blood is drawn and placed into a special machine, which medically processes the sample to separate and concentrate your blood platelets.
Once our medical staff injects the PRP into the area of your hand or wrist where the pain persists, the platelets get to work. These cells have a regenerative ability to heal and restore for effective pain relief. Platelets are regularly a part of your body’s healing mechanism, so a high dose of them will help your body heal itself faster.
Depending on the degree of your condition and if it affects other areas of your body, our medical staff may recommend chiropractic adjustments to help relieve the pain and discomfort in your hands.
Wrist pain is a common condition because of the activities and repetitive motions we all engage in every day, but surgery isn't your only option for relief. At our St Petersburg, Florida regenerative medicine clinic, we work closely with you to achieve pain relief. We recognize that your symptoms are unique and work with you to create a comprehensive carpal tunnel treatment plan designed to tackle the root cause of your pain.