Treating elbow pain with the use of stem cells

If you suffer from elbow pain, the modern minimally invasive therapeutic methods offered at Sport-Med in Krakow could be the answer to your problems. Science suggests that soon invasive treatment methods for joint injuries will only be used in the most serious cases. Most people will be able to use non-surgical procedures such as the stem-cell therapy offered at our clinic.


The list below contains the common elbow joint problems that can be treated with stem-cell therapy:

  • osteoarthritis
  • instability of the elbow joint
  • lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow

If you are wondering whether your elbow joint problem can be treated with the use of stem cells, use the contact form to get in touch with our personnel.

Description of the procedure

Stem cells are cells that occur naturally in our organism and have self-renewal properties and differentiate into other cells. Stem cells are located in several tissues and when damage to the tissue occurs, they activate and repair the damage. Depending on the progression of ageing processes and in the case of more serious injuries, the amount of stem cells may be insufficient to completely repair the damaged area. In these cases you can use stem-cell therapy which involves harvesting cells from a place where they are concentrated and then re-injecting them into the damaged area to help the regeneration process. The injected stem cells differentiate into specialised sells (e.g. muscle tissue, cartilage or bone cells). Stem cells also cause an influx of other cells to the damaged area, increase blood flow, and release growth factors which are necessary in the regeneration process.

Advantage over surgery

Stem-cell therapy is a great option for people suffering from a degenerative joint disease. Surgery is an invasive method that doesn’t always bring the desired effects. The procedure itself may not take long to perform, but it carries with it the risk of infection and other complications, including constant limited joint motion. What is more, patients should undergo physiotherapy for at least 3 months after surgery.

Stem-cell therapy allows you to avoid negative side effects that can occur after surgical procedures. It is an innovative method that makes use of the body’s natural self-healing abilities. There is no risk of infection or limited joint motion. We can recommend short-term physiotherapy after the stem-cell injection but the length of the therapy depends on the patient. You just have to remember about the slight risk that the body will reject the injected stem cells.

Stem-cell therapy is used to treat various joints, not just the elbow. New possibilities of using this breakthrough treatment are discovered everyday. Take a look at the full range of treatments using stem-cell therapy available at our clinic.