Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Stem Cells


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm. It is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The median nerve is responsible for sensation in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger, as well as for the motor function of the muscles in the hand that allow the thumb and fingers to move. CTS is a common condition, affecting about 1 in 20 people at some point in their lives. It is more common in women than men and usually occurs in people aged 40-60 years. There are several treatment options for CTS, including surgery, steroid injections and splinting. However, these treatments can be associated with side effects and may not be effective in all cases. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for the treatment of CTS. MSCs are a type of adult stem cell that can be found in many tissues, including the bone marrow, fat and blood. They have the ability to differentiate into a variety of cell types, including muscle, bone and cartilage. MSCs have several properties that make them attractive for use in the treatment of CTS. Firstly, they are able to migrate to areas of injury or inflammation. Secondly, they can modulate the immune response. Finally, they can promote the regeneration of damaged tissue. A number of studies have shown that MSCs can improve symptoms in animal models of CTS. For example, one study showed that injection of MSCs into the wrist of rats with CTS led to a decrease in median nerve compression and an improvement in nerve function. The use of MSCs in the treatment of CTS is still in the early stages of research and it is not yet known whether this approach is safe and effective in humans. However, the results of animal studies are promising and suggest that MSCs could be a potential treatment for this condition.

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The information below is the recommended stem cell therapy protocol for this condition 

Route of AdministrationDoseTime (Days)Total Cells
Myers cocktail/NAD50,000,0001N/A
Carpal Tunnel