We asked Neurosurgeon Dr. Shehadi about the difference between elbow and golf injuries and how stem cells and PRP can help.
Here is what he had to say:
“I’m often asked what’s the difference between tennis elbow and golf elbow. Well, they’re both sports-related injuries, primarily secondary to overuse at the elbow.
Tennis elbow is pain or problem on the outside of the elbow whereas golfers’ elbow is pain from, on the inside of the elbow.
Now, both of these conditions can be treated in a rather similar way.
They both can be treated with first and foremost, rest. Secondly, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, sometimes a brace and then, if and when conservative treatment measures fail. Then either of these disorders can be treated successfully, with a Platelet Rich Plasma Injection. Also known as PRP.
And PRP is essentially taking platelets from your own peripheral blood and having them spun down in a centrifuge, and then carefully given back into the elbow such that your body, can begin to heal itself.
Feel free to contact our office for more information or a consultation.
Thank you very much “