Common Shoulder Injuries

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Your shoulders allow you to perform so many different functions, that you probably don’t even realize all they do until your movement is restricted due to an injury. In today’s post, we’ll look at some of the most common shoulder injuries, as well as how stem cell therapy can provide the pain relief and healing that you need. Contact Wellspring Regenerative Medicine in Daytona to learn more about what stem cell therapy can do for you, and schedule your appointment today.

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff tear is a common source of pain, discomfort, and disability for many adults. A torn rotator cuff weakens your shoulder, which makes routine daily activities quite difficult and painful to perform. The shoulder is made up of three bones, which create a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that come together as tendons and work to keep your arm in the socket.

If you sustain a torn rotator cuff, then your tendon is no longer fully attached to the head of the humerus. There are a number of different tears that can happen, which we will cover in future blog posts. Stem cell therapy can provide the safe, non-invasive, and natural option you need to treat this condition.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator cuff tendinitis is also referred to as shoulder impingement, and is generally caused by repeated overhead activity, including painting, lifting, swimming, tennis, and other overhead sports. The pain that comes from this type of injury is persistent and affects your ability to conduct your daily routine. It is not the soreness you might feel after a long day of painting a room in your house or swimming several laps at the rec center.

If you feel pain when you use your arm in an overhead motion, or have difficulty reaching up behind your back, then you might be experiencing rotator cuff tendinitis. It’s important to have your doctor evaluate your symptoms as this condition could lead to a rotator cuff tear.

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is precisely what it sounds like — the bone of the upper arm has come out of the cup-shaped socket that is a part of your shoulder blade. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common shoulder injuries, as the shoulder is one of your most mobile joints. In fact, there are three ways for your shoulder to be dislocated — forward, backward, and downward. A forward dislocation is the most common kind of shoulder dislocation.

While this is an injury that can generally be treated during an in-office procedure, there is typically quite a bit of pain associated with it. Stem cell therapy can be the ideal solution for you in finding the pain relief you need.

Labral Tears Or Degeneration

The labrum is a thick band of tissue that surrounds your shoulder socket and works to keep this joint stable. As we mentioned, there are three bones that create your shoulder: the scapula (shoulder blade), humerus (upper arm bone), and clavicle (collar bone). Since the labrum is tissue, it can sustain tears when there is not enough cushion between the bones.

The most common ways that people sustain a labrum tear are through overuse, injury, and general wear and tear.

  1. If you use your arm in the same motions over and over, then you are likely to suffer a tear through overuse.
  2. An injury to the labrum generally occurs when someone stretches out their arms to break their fall.
  3. As your body ages, your labrum becomes more susceptible to injury due to the fact that you use it all the time.

While there are some situations where a shoulder injury needs to be remedied through surgery, the complexity of the joint generally renders this solution pointless. At Wellspring Regenerative Medicine, we would love to talk with you about the options that stem cell therapy can offer you. Call our office in Daytona today to schedule a consultation and discover how you can live pain-free!