If you hurt your shoulder doing everyday activities like putting up shelves, you might be surprised by how much the injury affects every movement of your arm and hand as well. Healing the complex network of tissues around your shoulder joint can be a challenge, but Mark Conliffe, DO, at Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, can help. The practice uses the Regenexx® regenerative medicine treatment method for shoulder pain, which promotes natural healing and tissue growth. Call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today to find out more or contact us online.
Shoulder pain is most often due to damage from an accident, fall, or sports injury, or slow deterioration in a part of the joint from wear and tear or making repetitive movements.
Osteoarthritis is a common cause of degenerative shoulder pain. The cartilage that normally protects the ends of the bones in your shoulder joint undergoes changes that cause it to gradually wear away.
The bones lose their protection and rub together, creating pain and inflammation. Previous injuries to the shoulder increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis, which typically develops in later life.
Tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your shoulder joint can also get worn, overstretched, or weak because of injuries that develop into chronic shoulder pain. Initial treatments for shoulder pain usually involve using physical medicine approaches.
Some of the many causes of shoulder pain that regenerative medicine can treat successfully include:
Your shoulder has a collection of muscles and connective tissues, helping to hold the joint in place and enabling you to move your shoulder into a wide range of positions. This network of tissues is called the rotator cuff, and rotator cuff injuries are common.
It’s exactly the kind of tissue damage seen in rotator cuff injuries that regenerative medicine techniques are suited to healing.
Currently, regenerative medicine techniques aren’t likely to be on your health insurance policy.
If you’re interested in finding out more about regenerative medicine treatments for shoulder pain, call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today or contact us online.