Golf and Shoulder Pain
A mid sixties avid golfer began having increasing right shoulder pain from shoulder arthritis. It progressed to hinder his golf game, eventually he stopped golfing, and that’s when he decided to contact Dennis M. Lox M.D. Dr. Lox an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine, understood his problem right away. After treating his shoulder with Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy he returned to play in a golf tournament. Making him very happy indeed. Dr. Lox treats many golfers. California and Florida are nice weather states, therefore many golfers are active there, or retire there to golf. Dr. Lox has offices in both California and Florida, practicing in the Tampa Bay, Florida area and in Beverly Hills, California. Since the golfer was right hand dominant, not only is part of the swing controlled by the right arm, everything else he does in his life potentially is a factor in promoting his pain. From lifting weights in the gym, yard work, overhead painting his office, to throwing baseballs with his grandson. Understanding the shoulder, and that persons life is what sets Dr. Lox apart.
Shoulder Pain Problems in Golfers
Golfers notoriously have some common shoulder pain injuries.
Rotator Cuff tears
Acromio-clavicular joint arthritis (AC)
Not uncommonly, a combination of several of these problems at once.
Understanding how shoulder work, listening to the patient, reading x-rays and MRI’s, and most importantly doing a thorough physical examination are key to making the right diagnosis and treatment plan.
Shoulder Arthritis and Stem Cells
Shoulder are not as complex as backs. They are ball and socket joints like the hip, however the shoulder is more complex, as it is capable of extreme motions and subjected to great forces. Just watch a Major League Baseball Player throw a fastball. It becomes clearer, the hip just doesn’t move like that.
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in Golfers
Dr. Lox sees a lot of golfers as patients. Dr. Lox has offices in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California. Both states have Golf conducive weather, and some spectacular golf courses. Understanding golfers and shoulders is crucial to successful treatment. Using Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine to help repair and regenerative is the cornerstone of Regenerative Medicine. Most patients wish to avoid shoulder surgery. When faced with prospects of shoulder replacement surgery in the future or Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy as an option athletes are increasingly turning to stem cell options instead of surgeries and shoulder replacement surgery. For those competitive golfers, playing with friends or even in a golf tournament makes it all worthwhile.
Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area, Florida (727) 462-5582
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