- Regenerative Medicine: The stem cell treatment process involves extracting regenerative cells from the patient’s body and then injecting the cells directly into the affected area of the rotator cuff. The cells can transform into the type of cell necessary for healing. The addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP) can increase the effectiveness of the cell repair work by amplifying the activity of the regenerative cells. Stem cell treatment is a safe alternative to surgery since the procedure will only use the stem cells and platelets from the patient’s own body. This means that anybody, regardless of their age, could undergo stem cell treatment.
- Pain Management: A cortisone injection into the injured area may reduce pain and accelerate the rehabilitation process.
- Chiropractic: Chiropractic management utilizes manual therapy and therapeutic exercise in an effort to diminish pain and inflammation, promote tendon healing, improve strength, enhance flexibility and control functional stresses.
- Physical Therapy: Many times physical therapy alone can assist people in recovery of rotator cuff injuries or tears. Depending on the severity of the injury or size of the tear surgery is sometimes indicated followed by physical therapy. Physical therapy will focus on improving function and reduction of pain through various modalities including but not limited to stabilization of the shoulder through exercises, range of motion, strength training of region, joint and soft tissue mobilizations, flexibility exercises, decrease pain through various modalities.
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