If your shoulder hurts, you may brush it off, as it is a common issue many people experience daily. There are many reasons your shoulder could hurt, including rotator cuff injuries. The best thing to do is seek guidance and support to see if prolotherapy is your wisest option for treating the rotator cuff discomfort you are feeling. Holistic Solutions is here to help, offering different approaches to help patients eliminate pain and get back to full function.
Regardless of your discomfort level or past medical history, it would be best if you had a professional take a look at your rotator cuff to determine the right treatments.
What is a Rotator Cuff?
Like the hip, your shoulder joint is set up like a ball and socket. However, the shoulder has much more range of motion than you will have with your hip. For your shoulder to move as it does, it has to have a fully functioning socket. For some people, the loss of stability throughout the shoulder becomes an issue.
The human rotator cuff has four tendons that keep your shoulder together. These are sometimes referred to as SITS muscles. All these tendons offer additional structure and support for the shoulder while increasing the range of motion. If the tendons become damaged or tear because of the strain put on them, it can lead to immense discomfort.
Why Prolotherapy Works
Prolotherapy is designed to trigger the healing process for your rotator cuff tendons. Should you have shoulder pain or a rotator cuff injury, Dr. Dubroff can review the many benefits of prolotherapy. This treatment has minimal risk; it is simple and well-tolerated by most patients. To make it even better, there is no need for downtime or having to recover after injection.