Prolotherapy on Shoulder

13/01/2018

As with other joints in the body, Prolotherapy is routinely the preferred treatment option for chronic shoulder pain/injury. Prolotherapy can be used successfully for treating most chronic injuries of the shoulder including rotator cuff injuries and tears, arthritis, sprains, and AC separation. Prolotherapy is 85-90% successful in stimulating healing of the injured shoulder.

The initial step, of course, is to establish the diagnosis. Knowing what is injured is essential to treating it properly. We use a combination of history, physical exam (active and passive movements and palpation), and when necessary, imaging studies. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the shoulder is crucial to proper diagnosis and treatment with Prolotherapy. 

How it works and why do I have an Injurie in my Shoulder?

The shoulder is a complex series of joints that provide an extraordinary range of motion. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that form a cuff over the shoulder. These muscles and tendons hold the arm in its "ball and socket" joint and are involved in essentially all shoulder motions. Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of chronic shoulder pain and disability of the upper body. Shoulder injuries from chronic overuse are also common. Small tears of the rotator cuff may even be produced in the young athlete or laborer from repetitive use. With repeated trauma and advancing age tendons, such as the rotator cuff, undergo degeneration. This is most severe near where the tendon inserts on the bone.

It is always recomendable to visit your specialist so you can have a specific diagnosis, and your perfect treatment for a Shoulder Injurie, so you can HEAL once and for ALL!