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Thumb and hand pain

Non-Surgical Thumb and Hand Pain Treatment Options

Thumb and Hand Pain

This discomfort could be a sign of a thumb injury or overuse, basal joint arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Injuries to the ligaments in the lower part of your hand and in your wrist can also cause pain at the base of your thumb. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis.

It is a degenerative disease that primarily affects the small joints of the fingers and the base of the thumb. It is common in both men and women and can cause swollen, stiff, and painful joints. Thumb pain can be caused by repetitive movements, injuries, or systemic inflammatory diseases. Thumb pain does not pose a significant health risk in and of itself. It could, however, be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as a broken bone or arthritis.

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Treatment Options

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate

In our practice we have found PRP and bone marrow concentrate to be effective and reliable treatments in certain patients for various thumb and hand ailments. Many people who seek these treatments have already been advised to consider surgery. 

  • Bone marrow concentrate or bone marrow aspirate concentrate is the injection into the damaged, injured area of the thumb. The injection contains stem cells that have been drawn from the patient’s own bone marrow. These cells are “de-differentiated pluripotent” cells, which mean that they continue to divide to create more cells that can “morph” into the tissue needing repair—for our purposes, collagen needed for cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bone.

How Can Dr. Darrow Help

People will contact Joint Rehab and ask us about what we think about a thumb fusion surgery. We explain to them in general terms that this procedure is used for people who have significant pain and would trade off pain relief for a near elimination of the thumb’s ability to move. As far as thumb joint replacement, success varies from person to person. Dr. Marc Darrow treats pain with non-surgical methods. Many physiological and pathophysiological processes have the potential to be influenced by regenerative medicine. It has become an appealing treatment option for a variety of painful conditions due to its ability to alter the inflammatory milieu.