Golfer’s elbow i.e. an inflammatory condition of the medial epicondyle of the elbow that results from damage of round pronator muscle insertion or radial flexor muscle of wrist. Golfer’s elbow can be developed in patients of all ages, but it is mostly observed in patients between 40-60 years old. This is the result of elbow strain which leads to inflammation evoking pain. People prone to the condition include golf players, tennis players as well as people working a lot at the computer, mechanics and dentists.
The first symptoms of golfer’s elbow include pain at certain movements but subsequently it can appear also while resting. It is accompanied by general muscle weakness in the whole limb, numbness and stiffness. Pharmacological treatment includes anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication. Physiotherapy, cryotherapy, immobilization in plaster cast or orthosis are often recommended. Exercises are also of crucial importance as they improve joint mobility.
Therapies with ADSC stem cells offered by Pulsmed Hospital provide vast opportunities for quick recovery. Stem cells derived from a patient’s own adipose tissue and subsequently administered into an afflicted area bring about its regeneration, nourishing and improve mobility. Pain disappears and comfort of life significantly improves.