Are steroid shoulder injections or rotator cuff surgery the only options for rotator cuff tear treatment?
Medica Pain Management Clinics offer minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives for rotator cuff tear to get your life back on track without rotator cuff surgery or steroid injections!
The rotator cuff is a musculotendinous structure formed mainly by muscles, tendons and ligaments that surrounds the shoulder joint. These structures facilitate to keep the two parts of the shoulder, the shoulder blade and the upper arm, stabilised. Sadly, rotator cuff injury is common and leads to a rotator cuff tear or a torn rotator cuff altogether.
Rotator cuff injury is prevalent in older adults and sportspersons, especially in athletes who repeatedly need to move their arms overhead. Traumatic injury to shoulder also sometimes causes rotator cuff tear. Conventional treatment for rotator cuff tear mainly focuses on managing symptoms. Doctors mostly suggest ice pack, rest, pain-killers and exercise to manage symptoms of pain. In cases of complete rotator cuff tear surgery is indicated. Surgery usually keeps you away from sports as it has a long downtime post-surgery and with extensive rehabilitation. Rehabilitation after surgery helps to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the shoulder and results are not guaranteed and time-consuming.
While surgery and pain-killers have their uses, there is another treatment method that provides efficient pain relief, Regenerative Therapy. Regenerative Treatment method is often overlooked, but you may benefit from Regenerative Medicines like Stromal Vascular Fraction therapy (SVF) or Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP therapy.
Regenerative Therapy is an alternative treatment option and has been proven successful not just by scientist and researchers in labs, but also by doctors who utilise this treatment for a variety of conditions clinically.