The shoulder is the meeting point for three bones: the humerus, the scapula, and the clavicle. Injury to any of these three bones can lead to pain in the shoulder region and make movement difficult. The rotator cuff, a mix of muscles, tendons, and ligaments is also susceptible to injuries like strains and tearing. With prolotherapy from Milwaukee’s Neurology & Pain Treatment Center, your shoulder pain may be a thing of the past.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
- Inflammation from tendonitis or bursitis
- Broken bone
- Repetition of movement
Symptoms of Shoulder Injury
- Full range of shoulder motion limited (known as a “frozen” shoulder)
- Cannot lift arms above head
- Pain lasts for weeks
The Risks of Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Surgery
Surgery on the shoulder joint is highly invasive and carries many risks. Repairing a rotator cuff tear through surgery can create scar tissue near the ball joint can make the should feel stiff. Physical therapy after the procedure can take half a year before the shoulder is considered fully restored. Patients who receive shoulder surgery often see a high recurrence of rotator cuff injuries. Prolotherapy at Milwaukee’s Neurology & Pain Treatment is an affordable alternative to surgery.
Prolotherapy Treatment of Shoulder Injuries
Prolotherapy is one of the many regenerative injection treatment therapies for shoulder injuries. Others include stem cell injection or platelet-rich plasma injections. However, each of these options is more expensive and invasive than prolotherapy. Stem cell injection therapy involves having cells aspirated from the marrow of the hip bone while PRP requires blood to be drawn and processed. Prolotherapy does not require any additional procedures which makes it less expensive, more efficient and faster.
Medication may reduce shoulder pain for a time, yet it often does not treat the source of the pain. Similarly, resting might allow for a minor injury to heal. In more severe cases, including tissue and rotator cuff tears, surgery is usually the only option. Fortunately, prolotherapy for shoulder injuries is available at Neurology & Pain Treatment Center.