Your Shoulder and Regenerative Medicine

Your shoulder is a frequent source of pain for athlete and non-athletes alike. The shoulder is used all day for all sort of tasks we take for granted. As we age it not uncommonly develops arthritis. It also is frequently injured in sports. Shoulder problems have ended many baseball pitchers career. Regenerative Medicine is now becoming a more popular option for not just athletes with shoulder pain, but people looking for just a better quality of life.

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint, therefore it is capable of moving in many directions. This ability to have great mobility and motion, also allows it be inured at these extreme of motion. Imagine a baseball pitcher hurling a fastball at over 90 mph. His arm goes through a tremendous arc of motion. The velocity of the pitch also places great strain on the entire shoulder mechanism. No wonder rotator cuff tears and glenoid labral tears in pitchers can be career ending even with surgery.

Now let’s look at the average gym weightlifter/ bodybuilder. Shoulder presses, bench presses, bar dips, incline bench press, heavy dumbbell presses and flyes. All rough on the shoulder, and they do it for years.

When glenoid tears, rotator cuff tears, impingement syndrome, down sloping acromiums, and gleno-numeral arthritis occur. Regenerative Medicine may be the answer. First of all, a consultation with an experienced Regenerative Medicine specialist is necessary. Dennis M. Lox M.D. Is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Having treated nearly every type of athlete with shoulder including professional athletes, Dr. Lox has the experience to evaluate your condition, and recommend Regenerative Medicine treatment options. Dr. Lox has also treated athletes with shoulder avascular necrosis (AVN). Avascular necrosis or AVN occurs when a portion of the shoulder arm bone (the humerus) loses blood supply, and a portion of the bone in the shoulder dies. A difficult situation for an athlete and a non-athlete. Dr. Lox has the experience to help you better understand your shoulder, what is wrong, and what Regenerative Medicine options may be available to you.

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