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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition caused by pressure on the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of the hand. The condition occurs when the median nerve is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.

Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm. In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent damage to the hand.

PRP Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Instead of painkillers, corticosteroids, and surgery which all have potentially harmful side effects, PRP focuses on treating the underlying condition of carpal tunnel rather than just masking the symptoms.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy uses a patient’s own blood that has been spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the blood. These platelets contain growth factors and healing properties. It is then re-injected into the problematic area.

It has been shown to greatly improve function while reducing pain and median nerve pressure for those with carpal tunnel syndrome. PRP has also been found to have no adverse side effects

When the body heals without regenerative medicine, like PRP, it often replaces damaged tissue with scar tissue. This scar tissue doesn’t function as well as natural tissue. This is a major reason why regenerative medicine has been the choice for many patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel syndrome.

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