Dr. Lox talks Shoulder Pain with Ron Diaz and Jay Recher on iHeart 620 AM
Dennis M. Lox M.D. was invited back on iheart 620’s Radio studio to talk sports problems, with Ron Diaz fielding questions on shoulder pain. Ron first queried about the use of stem cells in Major League Baseball pitchers throwing arm. Dr. Lox has treated many of the Major League pitchers before and after shoulder arthroscopic surgery, as well as Tommy John elbow surgery. Decades of repetitive use on the shoulder can result in shoulder pain syndromes, as well as years of weightlifting. Ron Diaz stated he is one of those decades long weightlifters and will be seeing Dr. Lox for his shoulder pain.
Baseball Pitchers and Shoulder Pain
Baseball pitchers place undue stress on their pitching shoulders. When shoulder injuries occur, it can often mean the end of a baseball career. Some pitchers return to the Major league’s after shoulder surgery, others do not. Of those who do, the average duration of innings pitches is around 100. Those with stellar long careers after shoulder surgery are the fortunate, not the norm. For this reason, pitchers opt for Regenerative Medicine procedures like stem cell therapy to help their bodies heal themselves.
Tennis Players and Shoulder Pain
Tennis players serve overhead, which places stress on multiple areas of the shoulder. It is not uncommon to see partial rotator cuff tears, most commonly the supraspinatus tendon. The supraspinatus tendon often is impinged underneath the acromioclavicular joint, referred to as impingement syndrome. Labral tears and shoulder joint arthritis are often seen in long-term tennis players. Obviously, the longer one has played tennis the more repetitive stress on the shoulder. Even heavy forehand topspins, involve follow through with the arm elevated, as well as follow through in one-handed backhands.
Weightlifting and Shoulder Pain
Weightlifting can result in acute injuries, such as bicep tears, rotator cuff tears, Labral tears, but more frequently chronic shoulder pain problems occur over time. What was easy in youth pushups, pull-ups and bar dips, get tougher with age as the shoulder joint becomes less forgiving. There are so many problems that can arise from weightlifting an experienced specialist such as Dr. Lox is important to get a correct diagnosis, and treatment strategy. Specific problems need specific treatment strategies and it is equally important to understand what makes it worse. Having treated young lifters to professional Mr. Olympia’s, Dr. Lox understands not only weightlifting injuries and treatment but weightlifting modifications for your shoulder.
Shoulder Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy
Dr. Lox is an expert in Sports and Regenerative Medicine who has treated athletes from a wide spectrum of sports. Additionally, patients who develop shoulder arthritis as they age have consulted Dr. Lox for shoulder stem cell therapy. Dr. Lox has also been featured as the sports medicine expert on the Sports Injury Report and various other news media reports on stem cell therapy across the nation.
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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.