Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Specialist
Think about not having the use of your arms, and you’ll begin to understand the importance of your shoulder joints. When shoulder pain strikes, the medical experts at Medical Wellness Group in La Quinta, California, offer several effective treatments that alleviate the pain and restore function to your shoulder. Call the medical clinic today or go online to book an appointment.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

Medical Wellness Group, Inc

What is the anatomy of the shoulder?

The joints in your shoulder are often referred to as “ball-and-socket joints” because of how your upper arm bone fits into your shoulder blade (much like a ball and socket). While these two bones are the two largest players in your shoulder, there is a host of supporting players, which include:

  • Three smaller bones: the collarbone, the acromion, and the coracoid process
  • Rotator cuff: a group of tendons and muscles responsible for the support and motion of your shoulder
  • Bursa: a sac of fluid that protects and cushions the tendons
  • Labrum: cartilage that forms the socket which fits your upper arm bone

What are common causes of shoulder pain?

Since your shoulder joints are extremely active and highly complex, there are a lot of conditions that can affect them, such as:

  • Frozen shoulder: a progressive condition where inflammation in your shoulder causes increasing pain and stiffness
  • Osteoarthritis: a degenerative disease that tends to develop in joints that undergo a lot of wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: an immune disorder that attacks your joints
  • Rotator cuff tear: tears that can develop in your rotator cuff from overuse or an acute injury
  • Dislocation: when your upper arm bone slips out of position
  • Tendonitis: irritation and swelling caused by repetitive or overuse
  • Bursitis: inflammation of the bursa sac in your shoulder

Shoulder pain may be addressed with an amniotic allograft -- a form of stem cell therapy -- which is made up of stem cells, protein, growth hormones, and hyaluronic acid. Working together, this combination gives the body what it needs to heal itself.

How does stem cell therapy help shoulder pain?

Because the shoulder is made up of a fair amount of soft tissue, like cartilage, tendons, and muscle, the Medical Wellness Group turns to stem cell therapy for treating shoulder problems.

This solution is preferable to invasive surgery precisely because it uses your body’s resources to regenerate and heal. Here’s how stem cell therapy works:

  1. The health care providers at Medical Wellness Group obtain amniotic stem cells.
  2. The doctor injects the stem cells into the injured area of your shoulder.
  3. Your stem cells respond to the injured area by becoming the specific cells necessary to aid in the regeneration of damaged tissue.

Combined with the appropriate physical therapy and chiropractic care, you can eliminate shoulder pain quickly and painlessly. Call the team at Medical Wellness Group or go online to book an appointment to learn more.

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