Shoulder Pain

Do You Suffer From Shoulder Pain or Torn Rotator Cuff?

Shoulder pain is a common problem that can severely limit your work and play. We use our shoulders for many sports and everyday activities such as lifting our children, playing catch, tennis, and golf. Shoulder pain often can diminish the quality of sleep. The shoulder joint has a wider range of motion than any other joint.

Many of our patients have been told they need a shoulder replacement for arthritis and cartilage degeneration that results in joint noise and vibration (ratcheting) and that causes shoulder pain at night. Some patients do need a replacement but many can avoid surgery while others get relief that allow them to postpone replacement to a convenient time.

Many patients have already had an MRI. We assess them to determine if cartilage damage is mild, moderate, or severe. Treatment of degenerative cartilage includes the use of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.

  • One of the most common injuries to the shoulder is a rotator cuff tear; the tear can be to any of the four tendons that move the arm, the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus or teres minor.
  • Another common shoulder injury is joint capsule instability resulting from trauma, dislocation or from accidents such as falling on an outstretched arm. These injuries can result in arthritis and nighttime shoulder pain.
  • Frozen shoulder is when the shoulder locks up either from the joint capsule or cartilage damage or supraspinatus tendon impingement.
  • Golf specifically can put stress of the shoulder joint because of the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the club. In addition, the occasional bad shot that results in hitting the turf with a rapid stop can cause rotator cuff tears.

The use of Prolotherapy for shoulder injures is very effective. Our approach is to review your imaging, carefully examine the shoulder range of motion, muscle strength, joint capsule stability, each of the rotator cuff tendons and the Acromoclavicular joint. Treatment includes injecting the joint capsule which feeds the cartilage, the tendons of the rotator cuff that demonstrate injury and the relevant ligaments.

It usually requires a total of 4-6 Prolotherapy treatments to stabilize the shoulder, reducing pain and improving range of motion. If PRP is needed it is given after 1-2 prolotherapy treatments. 3-4 PRP treatments are the most frequent shoulder prescription needed to stimulate healing of the cartilage and complete the treatment of the rotator cuff. We will also provide rehabilitative.

If you suffer from shoulder pain such as a torn rotator cuff, labrum tear, or frozen shoulder, consider Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.

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