Golfers Elbow and Stem Cells


Golfers elbow is a condition that can be caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons in the elbow. The condition is also called medial epicondylitis. The condition is a form of tendonitis that can cause pain in the elbow and forearm. The pain is caused by inflammation of the tendons that attach the muscles of the forearm to the bony prominence on the inside of the elbow (medial epicondyle). The condition is seen more often in golfers, but can also occur in other athletes who use their arms repetitively, such as tennis players and baseball players. Treatment for golfers elbow includes rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications. Some people may also need physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons around the elbow. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the bony prominence or release the tendons. Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into various cell types, including tendon and muscle cells. This makes stem cells a potential treatment for golfers elbow. Injections of stem cells into the elbow joint have been shown to reduce pain and improve function in people with the condition. The stem cells can help to repair the damaged tendons and muscles, and can also help to reduce inflammation.

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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
Common Flexor Tendon50,000,000150,000,000