The carpometacarpal (CMC) joints are five joints in the wrist. These joints articulate the distal row of carpal bones (the ones that connect the hand to the forearm). Additionally, they connect the proximal bases of the five metacarpal bones (those leading up to just before the fingers). Some of the most common hand injuries occur to the first CMC joint associated with the thumb. This trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint plays an irreplaceable role in the normal functioning of your thumb. Damage and degradation over time may cause painful thumb arthritis.
What Causes Thumb Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis of the thumb can occur in a number of ways. Recently, the term “texting thumb” has come into vogue. Many patients do suffer from the condition as a result of frequent texting. However, it can occur in a number of other ways as well.
Surprisingly, Softball injuries can lead to thumb arthritis. Being active on a computer, playing video games, or engaging in other activities can cause issues as well. In other words, any activity that puts a strain on the thumb may also result in thumb arthritis.
Recent studies have shown that injuries to the thumb or pain resulting from conditions such as thumb arthritis (sometimes loosely referred to as texting thumb) may be treated with allograft stem cell therapy. Allograft stem cells have shown promise through clinical trials in treating symptoms of many conditions including pain.
In the case of thumb arthritis, allograft stem cell applications were found to deliver positive results. Frequently use of stem cells showed improvement in symptoms and function of the thumb. The results of this trial show promise for the effective treatment of thumb arthritis. Incorporating stem cell therapy that utilizes mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), patients may notice improvements in their thumb arthritis symptoms. Additionally, they may notice a decrease in pain.
At Regen LA, we utilize umbilical cord blood allograft stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat thumb conditions. The allograft stem cells are a heterogeneous mix of cells including MSCs. When combined with PRP, the growth factors present in both solutions create an optimal environment for treating symptoms of thumb arthritis. If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the thumb, contact Regen LA today!
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Regen LA is the best choice for allograft stem cell therapy in Los Angeles. We utilize treatments of up to 30 million heterogeneous umbilical cord allograft stem cells. This including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
Additionally, we treat conditions including autoimmune disease, heart disease, orthopedic disease, neurological disease, urologic disease, erectile dysfunction and antiaging. At Regen LA, we also use the restorative properties of stem cell treatments to help reduce healing time for other procedures. These include hair transplants and allograft stem cell therapy for neuropathy, arthritis and hair loss with allograft stem cell-infused PRP therapy.
Only a qualified doctor can help you decide if allograft stem cells and/or PRP treatments are right for you. We will help set you up with our trusted regenerative medicine specialist. To book a consultation with Regen LA, call us today at 310-281-6160.
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information