You may already know that your shoulder comprises three essential parts: the upper arm bone, the shoulder blade, and the collarbone. The upper arm bone lay into a shallow socket in the shoulder blade, making your shoulder fall under the ball-and-socket joint. A rotator cuff is a set of four muscles that come together and form a protective cover around the head of your upper arm bone. This group of muscles keeps your arm in its socket and helps lift and rotate it.
Between the rotator cuff and the top of the shoulder is a lubricating sac called a bursa, which makes it easy for the rotator cuff tendons to move as you move your arm. However, if the rotator cuff tendons become injured or damaged, this bursa can be inflamed and cause severe pain.
Over time, the likelihood of rotator cuff tendon injury can increase due to a combination of the following factors.
Traditionally, the treatment options for rotator cuff tears and injuries have included cortisone injections, physical therapy, and surgery.
Dr. Hanson has given patients regenerative injections for their rotator cuff tendons since 2007. He usually uses ultrasound to guide the injections.
Still, sometimes it’s tough to get it right in certain parts of the shoulder, like the superior glenohumeral ligament, accurately with only ultrasound.
The size of the rotator cuff tear matters when it comes to healing. If the tear is larger than 1 cm, using both bone marrow concentrate and rich plasma can help speed up the healing process.
Using proteins with PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) can give it a boost and create a temporary structure while permitting the body to regrow tendon tissue.
It’s essential to consider injecting the stabilizing muscles and the cervical spine if exams or imaging show that the cervical spine contributes to shoulder problems.
Almost all MRI readings that show tendinosis also have tiny tears. These rotator cuff tears become more noticeable and can be adequately treated with regenerative injections if done with the proper ultrasound guidance.
When it comes to pain in the shoulder, nerves like the brachial plexus, suprascapular, axillary, and dorsal scapular are often involved. For best results, it’s crucial to have a good understanding of examination and ultrasound.
It is also vital to stabilize the joints like the acromioclavicular and glenohumeral around the shoulder. Things like stress, pain, and poor movement patterns can lead to rotator cuff tears in the first place.
Dr. Hanson is the inventor of a fluoroscopic guided superior glenohumeral ligament injection technique.
An MRI might show a labral tear as well. The labrum is a tissue similar to cartilage in your ear and helps keep the ball in the socket. Ultrasound and fluoroscopy must adequately and safely place needles in appropriate positions to inject the labrum with regenerative biologic tissue grafts.
Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Rolfing are critical aspects of care for the physical and neurologic condition, both before and after regenerative injections.
Deeper physiologic and quantum healing aids broaden the powerfully restoring effects of the neurologic and physical recovery emerging with the regenerative injections.
Regenerative Masters proposes non-surgical regenerative therapies for Rotator Cuff tear treatment. We believe that healing occurs naturally when the physiological, emotional, neurological, and structural reasons behind a condition are entirely taken care of.
Our team of healthcare professionals who are experts in their field will assist you in accessing the necessary treatment and resources to promote healing of both your physical and mental well-being.
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