Regenexx for Rotator Cuff Recovery

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Understanding Your Shoulder's Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a crucial group of muscles and tendons enveloping the shoulder joint, enabling a wide range of arm movements. This intricate system, including the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor muscles, works together to move your arm in various directions. Given its essential role, the rotator cuff  is prone to injuries, making up around 60% of shoulder issues. These injuries can significantly impact your quality of life, especially as they become more common with age.

Types of Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff problems can vary from mild irritation (tendinopathy) to partial or complete tears. Factors like age, lifestyle habits (such as smoking), and physical activities influence these injuries. Interestingly, age plays a significant role, with the risk increasing significantly as we grow older. Activities requiring repetitive arm movements or heavy lifting can also contribute to wear and tear over time.

Navigating Through Treatment Options

Treatment for rotator cuff injuries is personalized, focusing on the injury's nature and the individual's needs. Non-surgical options, like physical therapy, aim to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder, improving stability and reducing pain. For some, corticosteroid injections offer relief. However, the exciting field of regenerative medicine offers innovative, less invasive alternatives.

Regenexx's Role in Your Recovery

Regenexx is at the forefront of regenerative treatments, offering advanced options like bone marrow concentrate therapies. These include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Same-Day (SD) Bone Marrow Concentrate containing stem cells, offering a shift towards using the body's natural healing mechanisms.  PRP therapy utilizes platelets and growth factors from your blood to encourage tissue repair, representing a personalized approach to healing. Similarly, the SD treatment process involves harvesting your stem cells through a bone marrow aspiration of the pelvic bone, processing them to enrich the healing components, and re-injecting them into the injured area, all within one day. 

Making the Right Choice for You

Choosing the best course of action for a rotator cuff injury involves a comprehensive discussion with your healthcare provider. Treatments available through Regenexx, offered at specialized clinics like Ospina Medical, provide a promising alternative for those seeking to avoid surgery and leverage their body's regenerative potential. 

The best part? Regenexx  providers like Dr. Matthew Kohler are trained in taking the extra step to personalize these treatments to your condition and promote optimal healing.

Take the Next Step

If you're dealing with shoulder pain and looking for alternatives to traditional treatments, consider the possibilities regenerative medicine offers. Reach out to Ospina Medical to book a consultation with Dr. Matthew Kohler and explore how Regenexx's PRP and SD treatments can help you on your journey to recovery.

Written By: Cherubina Rubannelsonkumar 

Edited By: Camden Rowe

Medically Reviewed By: Matthew Kohler, MD

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.