If you have pain due to a damaged or injured rotator cuff, the only thing on your mind is how to get rid of the pain quickly and with the least discomfort. Regenerative medicine is a medical breakthrough that will possibly change the way rotator cuff tears are treated universally in the future.
Rotator Cuff Injuries & Regenerative Medicine
We are proud to offer regenerative medicine in Tampa, Florida as an alternative, all-natural pain management solution for your rotator cuff injury. More and more patients are choosing the natural, non-surgical route when it comes to pain relief. Now, stem cells have revolutionized the way doctors are treating a range of musculoskeletal disorders, including rotator cuff injuries.
Doctors, researchers, and medical professionals have discovered the fantastic restorative capabilities of stem cells to regenerate tendons and other tissues in the rotator cuff. They can help repair tears without surgery. This exciting discovery has far-reaching benefits for anyone suffering from shoulder issues.
Understanding Rotator Cuff Injuries
What is a Rotator Cuff?
Your rotator cuff is that set of muscles and tendons that help to stabilize your shoulder. Responsible for a wide range of your shoulder movements, the rotator cuff helps keep your shoulder safely in place when you move your arm.
Injury Causes, Symptoms, and Types
Tears in the rotator cuff are quite common and are often caused by repetitive movements, Injuries can even develop over time, whether it's weeks or years. Once your tendon is torn, you start to experience weakness in the shoulder and pain when you attempt everyday activities like brushing your hair.
An injured rotator cuff not only causes you significant pain and discomfort but decreases your range of motion, making enjoyable activities like playing sports with the grandkids almost impossible.
Rotator cuff tears may be categorized as two types: partial tears, where the tendon is damaged but does tear completely, or a full tear, which occurs when the tendon is completely removed from the bone.
Rotator Cuff Treatments
The traditional recommendation for serious rotator cuff injuries is surgery. But most people do not want to expose themselves to possible complications and months of recovery.
Regenerative medicine allows doctors to inject safe, proven regenerative cellular tissue directly into the shoulder for tendon repair and regrowth. These injections containing mesenchymal stem cells and therapeutic growth factors create a healing environment to resolve your rotator cuff damage.
Our doctor also utilizes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help repair the shoulder. PRP is beneficial in repairing injured tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles in your shoulders. Platelets contain healing growth factors, essential to the repair of injured tissues. Growth factors work to increase collagen production to stimulate tissue recovery and enhance tendon stem cell proliferation. PRP injections also stimulate blood flow, making your cartilage firm and resilient.
If you suspect that your shoulder pain is due to a rotator cuff tear, you should contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation and get your condition diagnosed as soon as possible.