One of the most common complaints that we see young athletes and older individuals come in with is shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can be brought on by injury or chronic overuse. Basic functionality of the arm depends greatly on the proper shoulder mechanics as it connects the arm to the rest of the body. Shoulder pain may disrupt the normal functions of the arm and cause difficulty with daily activities. Diagnosis and treatment is essential when it comes to preserving the function of the arm. PRP therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can assist with alleviating shoulder pain and helping with recovery after surgery. Read on to learn more about how PRP treatment may help you with your shoulder pain. Innovative Pain Solutions provides stem cell therapy Orlando residents trust. To find out more and make an appointment, call Innovative Pain Solutions today!
How Patients Can Address Shoulder Pain
Here at Innovative Pain Solutions, we often see people coming in to ask about their shoulder pain and what they can do about it. The first step in improving shoulder pain and function is to seek treatment for it, especially if it persists or gets worse. Pain can occur at many different locations in the shoulder, and where your shoulder pain emanates from can indicate different problems with it. Some of the most common symptoms of shoulder pain associated with regions of the shoulder are:
- The top of the shoulder indicates small AC joint pain
- Pain with movement can be rotator cuff tears, biceps tendinitis, or a labral tear.
- Pain at night when you are lying on your shoulder is typical for subacromial bursitis
- Limited shoulder motion may be rotator cuff pathology or frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Clicking and popping in the joint may be due to shoulder joint arthritis
Some common causes of shoulder pain include
- Arthritis- this can be evaluated easily with some basic shoulder x-rays, and typically causes diffuse pain that is worse movement
- Rotator cuff tears- Common in athletes who play throwing sports and older adults who have specific or overuse injuries. There are four individual rotator cuff muscles (i.e supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis) that may all be injured
- Bursitis- Bursitis in the shoulder is very common and can result in diffuse sharp pain. It is worse when sleeping at night and can cause pain when lifting one’s arm. Bursitis also responds quite well to injection early in the course of treatment. Physical therapy assists with preventing further pain through balancing and stabilizing shoulder muscles
- Irregular shoulder biomechanics- Poor shoulder biomechanics or altered movements of the shoulder may cause chronic intractable pain
- Myofascial pain- Myofascial pain or muscle trigger points are a common cause of shoulder pain that radiates from the muscles around your shoulder blade, neck, and upper back.
PRP Treatment For Your Shoulder Pain
Innovative Pain Solutions, who provides stem cell therapy Orlando residents trust, note that PRP is typically used in the most painful conditions of the shoulder, such as arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and biceps tendinitis. PRP therapy aims to heal the underlying problems with your shoulder through aiding in the recovery of torn tissues rather than just masking painful symptoms. This is why PRP is usually the treatment of choice to avoid chronic painful conditions.
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PRP treatment may be able to alleviate your shoulder pain. Based in Dr. Phillips, Innovative Pain Solution provides stem cell therapy Orlando residents trust. Call Innovative Pain Solutions today to find out more!