Shoulder pain from injuries can either be acute or chronic. It can be caused from a sports injury, or from cradling a phone between your head and shoulder for hours on end at work, day after day. Once shoulder ligaments have been damaged, scar tissue and inflammation can form and build, causing the injury to flare up and cause pain. If previous treatments haven’t provided sufficient pain relief, then our minimally invasive regenerative therapy treatment may be an excellent solution for you.
What is Shoulder Pain?
You can injure your shoulder from direct impact, such as from sports, or from over stretching a muscle, tendon or ligament or twisting your shoulder joint.
Shoulder Pain Causes
Shoulder pain can be caused from different factors. It can happen as we age with the wear and tear of our joints – rotator cuff injuries tend to occur in people over 40, and as high as 30% in people over 70 years old. Shoulder arthritis can also be a factor, causing muscle weakness and instability. If you’re an active person or have a labor-heavy occupation, overuse is another common cause of shoulder injury. Repetitive motions such as hammering, painting, even swimming, tennis or pitching a baseball can cause an injury over time.
Other causes of shoulder pain include:
- Rotator cuff tear
- Dislocated shoulder
- Glenoid labrum tear
- AC joint separation
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder Pain Symptoms
People who have shoulder pain report feeling stiffness and decreased shoulder mobility. Since there are several possible causes of shoulder pain, the symptoms can vary, however some common shoulder pain symptoms include:
- A constant dull ache in your shoulder
- Sudden swelling
- An inability to raise your arm
- Deformity to the shoulder joint
- Severe pain
- The Treatment
Currently, the most common treatment for shoulder pain is anti-inflammatory medications and opioids, or in extreme cases shoulder surgery, which can take months of therapy to recover from. However, regenerative medicine is an emerging field, which offers a non-surgical option that uses regenerative treatment options to relieve pain, heal damaged tissue, decrease inflammation and restore function.
At Regenerative Solutions of NJ, we offer regenerative treatment with exosomes, and other sources of growth factors to regenerate healthy tissue. Contact us today to schedule a one on one consultation, or to join us at one of our informative lectures to learn more about the potential of stem cell therapy.