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Elbow Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Eighty percent of chronic elbow pain is due to a sprain of the annular ligament, a ligament rarely examined by a family physician or an orthopedic surgeon.
Nearly all of our patients with chronic elbow pain tell us their doctors told them they have tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and not a sprain of the annular ligament. The latest treatment for tennis elbow is the dreaded cortisone shots! Cortisone weakens tissue, whereas Prolotherapy strengthens tissue.
Cortisone has temporary effects in regard to pain control whereas Prolotherapy has permanent effects. However cortisone does have one permanent effect: Continual use will permanently weaken tissue. Anyone receiving long-term prednisone or cortisone shots will confirm this fact.
The annular ligament's job is to attach the radius bone to the ulnar bone or in other words, to enable the hand to rotate, as in turning a key or a screwdriver. Because of the tremendous demands placed on the fingers and hands to perform repetitive tasks, the annular ligament is stressed every day. Eventually, this ligament becomes lax and a source of chronic pain.
Unfortunately, many patients with elbow and hand pain have been also been misdiagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome refers to the entrapment of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist into the hand. The nerve supplies sensation to the skin over the thumb, index, and middle fingers. A typical Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patient will experience pain and numbness in these areas of the hand.
Because most physicians do not know the referral pain patterns of ligaments, they do not realize that cervical vertebrae 4 and 5 and the annular ligament can refer pain to the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Ligament laxity can also cause numbness. Cervical and annular ligament laxity should always be evaluated prior to making the diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome should not be done until an evaluation is performed by a physician who understands the referral patterns of ligaments and is experienced in Prolotherapy.
Treatment for elbow pain and carpal tunnel pain relief - Prolotherapy
Seldom do patients find relief from the "Carpal Tunnel" complaints of pain in the hand and elbow with physical therapy and surgery because the diagnosis is wrong. The most common reason for pain in the elbow referring pain to the hand is weakness in the annular ligament, not from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. At Caring Medical, we utilize Comprehensive Prolotherapy, also known as Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy, and find that patients typically respond within three to six treatments. Our Prolotherapy approach helps to strengthen the annular ligament and relieve chronic elbow pain. If you have elbow pain, or have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, contact us for an appointment.
Prolotherapy to the Lateral and Medial
Ross Hauser, MD demonstrates a typical Prolotherapy
procedure to the elbow, as done at Caring Medical and Rehabilitation
Services in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Hauser treats patients from around
the globe with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy and has found it is an
excellent alternative to elbow surgery, in addition to offering permanent
solution for chronic pain typically not seen with traditional anti-inflammatory
treatment, such as NSAIDs and cortisone injections. If you would
like to see our other videos on Prolotherapy, or would like to email
Dr. Hauser to see if Prolotherapy can help your elbow pain, please
Prolotherapy can be successful in treating almost all chronic back
pain conditions and injuries, including: sports injuries, osteoarthritis,
tennis elbow, pitching injury, overuse injury, and golfing injury.
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is no known cure for arthritis. Prolotherapy and nutritional supplements
can help alleviate, reverse, or end arthritic pain by treating an underlying
cause that contributes to degenerative disease, ligament laxity. Strengthening
ligaments and other connective tissue can help prevent bone on bone arthritis