Weightlifter Shoulder Pain
Weightlifter Shoulder Pain: Stem Cells as a Surgery Alternative
Shoulder pain is a frequent problem in society. In athletes who lift weights it increasingly more frequent. As more athletes look for non-surgical options, stem cell treatment is becoming more frequent.
Overhead lifting of weights places great stress on the rotator cuff tendons.
The rotator cuff stabilizes and functions to aid in lifting the arm. Frequently tears occur to the rotator cuff and surrounding cartilage the glenoid labrum.
Surgery often cannot adequately treat or repair the problem, and often will accelerate the development of shoulder joint arthritis. Therefore, treatments such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are viewed as alternative strategies to aid and repair without surgical intervention.
Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are types of Regenerative Medicine techniques that may be employed when other treatments fail or as a surgical alternative.
This is very evident in weightlifters. Precautions and modifications may be necessary to prevent further shoulder joint injury. However, modifications and treatment may allow the athlete to continue their sport. This is the goal of most individuals in this sport. Having treatment options allows more choices for continued activity and sports participation.
Proper evaluation and information are paramount to address regenerative options for shoulder pain before deciding on stem calls as a surgery alternative.
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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.