Chronic Shoulder Problems and Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Tear Treated With Stem Cells
Chronic shoulder pain and ailments may be due to many different causes. Some shoulder pain problems may be treated with stem cell injections and stem cell therapy. Stem cells have been used to treat various musculoskeletal problems. In the shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, glenoid labral tears, rotator cuff tears, supraspinatus tears, biceps tendinitis, impingement syndrome, shoulder bursitis, and a variety of other shoulder pain syndromes have been treated with stem cell injections. Stem cells exert many effects. Stem cells are potent anti-inflammatory cells by the nature of their ability to regulate cell signaling, which left uncontrolled results in degenerative osteoarthritis.
Shoulders are basically a ball and socket joint. Shoulders are placed under tremendous strain and loads, with the various movements of the arm in the ball and socket movement. This is certainly true in athletics and sports medicine. Overhead sports such as tennis players and baseball pitchers place enormous stress on their shoulder ligaments, cartilage and tendons.
The escalating use of Regenerative Medicine strategies to assist in shoulder repair and healing is a desired and practical therapy for many patients. Not all patients are alike, and therefore personalized approaches to using stem cells are warranted. Stem cells already possess great promise for shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears, and arthritis. The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments may be a viable option for patients seeking to avoid shoulder surgery and shoulder joint replacement.
If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately at one of our locations. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.
About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.
Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.