Hand & Wrist

Regenerative Orthopedics, Aesthetics, Wellness Center & Weight Loss services offered in San Diego, CA
Hand & Wrist

Hand & Wrist services offered in San Diego, CA

In a world where many people spend more and more time using keyboards, smartphones, and other digital devices, it’s no surprise that hand and wrist pain are growing more common. At Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center, board-certified regenerative orthopedics specialist Ronald Cohen, MD, and the team use breakthrough nonsurgical treatments that activate your body’s restorative powers to help you heal. To learn more, call the San Diego, California, office or click the online scheduler today. 

Hand & Wrist Q&A

I have hand or wrist pain. What caused it?

Hand and wrist pain often develop due to injury or repetitive use of the hand and wrist joints. Three of the most common causes include: 

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the main nerve serving your hand, the median nerve, becomes compressed within the tunnel of bones inside your wrist. It’s often due to wear-and-tear. 

This pressure can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, and other unpleasant sensations in the hand and wrist.

Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears 

The TFCC is a structure in the wrist containing ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. It helps with smooth wrist movement. You can damage the TFCC through injury or wear-and-tear. TFCC tears often cause pain near the pinky finger, difficulty grasping objects, and wrist weakness.

Thumb osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis happens when the cartilage that coats and protects your bones breaks down, usually due to wear-and-tear. Cartilage loss leaves your bones rubbing together and can trigger new problems like abnormal bone growth in the joint. 

Osteoarthritis commonly causes thumb pain, stiffness, and difficulty pinching or grasping.

Do I need surgery for hand or wrist pain?

Surgery isn’t always necessary for hand and wrist pain. With groundbreaking new regenerative treatments like Regenexx, you can heal your damaged bone and tissue from the inside. 

The team at Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center does everything possible to help you avoid surgery. These trailblazers in regenerative orthopedics always give you the best options based on your needs. 

What is the Regenexx process for hand and wrist pain? 

Regenexx involves using a sample of living materials from your body to treat the source of your pain with a concentration of healing cells. These advanced treatments are performed via injection as an outpatient procedure.

There are two Regenexx procedures, including Regenexx-SD, which uses master cells from your bone marrow to rebuild damaged and injured bone and soft tissue, and Regenexx-SCP, which uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood to help heal soft tissue injuries. 

On average, patients who undergo Regenexx procedures for osteoarthritis enjoy a 50% improvement in pain relief and function. Other conditions have similarly excellent results.

Ready to learn more about Regenexx? Call Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.