Sport Injuries and Rotator Cuff Tears

Your rotator cuff is located in your shoulder area. It is made of muscles and tendons. It helps your shoulder to move and stay stable. Problems with the rotator cuff are common. They include tendinitis, bursitis, and injuries such as tears.

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach to the bones of the shoulder joint, allowing the shoulder to move and keeping it stable. Rotator cuff tendinitis refers to irritation of these tendons and inflammation of the bursa (a normally smooth layer) lining these tendons. A rotator cuff tear occurs when one of the tendons is torn from overuse or injury.

Rotator cuff tendons can  become inflamed from frequent use or aging. Sometimes they are injured from a fall on an outstretched hand. Sports or jobs with repeated overhead motion can also damage the rotator cuff. Aging causes tendons to wear down, which can lead to a tear.

Sports requiring the arm to be moved over the head repeatedly are tennis, baseball (particularly pitching), swimming, and lifting weights over the head.

Some tears are not painful, but others can be very painful. Treatment for a torn rotator cuff depends on age, health, how severe the injury is, and how long you’ve had the torn rotator cuff.

There are two types of rotator cuff tears:

• A partial tear is when a tear does not completely sever the attachments to the bone.
• A complete or full thickness tear refers to a through and through tear. It may be as small as a pinpoint or all of the muscle tendon. Complete tears have detachment of the tendon from the attachment site and would not heal very well.

Regenerative Treatments can help

Most times athletes are told that they need surgery to fix their sports injuries. But surgery is not the only answer all the time. In some cases such as partial tears, Regenerative therapy may be an appropriate medical alternative in others it may be complimentary to surgery.

For most of the sport injuries, surgery may never actually help you regain your performance to the level you were prior to the injury.

At Medica Pain Management we give you a choice, a pain free noninvasive alternative, a simple office injection procedure.Patients coping with sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries, arthritis and more, will be comforted to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with innovative, cutting- edge ADULT mesenchymal cells  & PRP therapy.

For most patients the complete protocol is actually a series of injections over the course of about a week, depending on your unique condition.

Most times athletes are told that they need surgery to fix their sports injuries. But surgery is not the answer for most of the sports injuries, and may actually never help you regain your performance to the level you were prior to the injury.

Patients coping with sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries, arthritis and more, will be comforted to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with innovative, cutting- edge ADULT mesenchymal cells and PRP therapy.