In addition to an exercise prescription, suggestions for splinting, oral medications and topical creams, we also offer:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma is essentially concentrated platelets from your own blood. The process involves drawing your blood, removing the red blood cells, and injecting the remaining concentrated platelets into the injured area under ultrasound guidance. These platelets stimulate a healing response and alleviate pain.
For some individuals, injecting dextrose is the best option for pain relief and functional improvement. Many of the body regions that do not respond other therapies can be improved by using dextrose. In our clinic, we have seen good results in CMC joint and some shoulders, as well.
By using a low dose of corticosteroids (less than what your body naturally produces within a week) with ultrasound guidance, we’re able to make sure your injection is accurate and safe for effective and temporary pain relief.
“A local corticosteroid injection is less invasive and less expensive compared with surgery and does not require time off from work…. the low morbidity and low cost of a steroid injection make it an excellent form of initial treatment in some carpal tunnel syndrome patients” (Evers et al. 2017).
In many cases, surgery is the best option. If that’s the case for you, we’re able to make a surgical referral.
Physical and occupational therapy referrals
There are numerous allied health providers in the region you can see. We are able to make recommendations and refer you to these other professionals when necessary.