Shoulder pain from injuries can either be acute or chronic. It can be caused from a sports injury, or from cradling a phone between your head and shoulder for hours on end at work, day after day. Once shoulder ligaments have been damaged, scar tissue and inflammation can form and build, causing the injury to flare up and cause pain. If previous treatments haven’t provided sufficient pain relief, then our minimally invasive stem cell therapy treatment may be an excellent solution for you.
You can injure your shoulder from direct impact, such as from sports, or from over stretching a muscle, tendon or ligament or twisting your shoulder joint.
Shoulder pain can be caused from different factors. It can happen as we age with the wear and tear of our joints – rotator cuff injuries tend to occur in people over 40, and as high as 30% in people over 70 years old. Shoulder arthritis can also be a factor, causing muscle weakness and instability. If you’re an active person or have a labor-heavy occupation, overuse is another common cause of shoulder injury. Repetitive motions such as hammering, painting, even swimming, tennis or pitching a baseball can cause an injury over time.
People who have shoulder pain report feeling stiffness and decreased shoulder mobility. Since there are several possible causes of shoulder pain, the symptoms can vary, however some common shoulder pain symptoms include:
Currently, the most common treatment for shoulder pain is anti-inflammatory medications and opioids, or in extreme cases shoulder surgery, which can take months of therapy to recover from. However, regenerative medicine is an emerging field, which offers a non-surgical option that uses the patient’s own stem cells or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to restore and begin to rebuild damaged, inflamed tissues.
At Stem Cell Center of New Jersey, we offer regenerative therapies including stem cell, exosomes, and other sources of growth factors to regenerate healthy tissue. Contact us today to schedule a one on one consultation, or to join us at one of our informative lectures to learn more about the potential of stem cell therapy.