1. Rotator cuff tears

The rotator cuff is a part of the shoulder that is composed of 4 main muscles:

  • Supraspinatus – this is the most commonly injured of the group
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres minor
  • Subscapularis

Often times these muscles can be injured from overhead or lifting motions, and end up causing pain and decreased range of motion post injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, some people may lose the ability to lift their arm at all. To diagnose a rotator cuff tear, usually a physical exam and an MRI or ultrasound are performed. After assessment of the degree of damage, treatment can be determined.

Every tear (except a complete and full tear) is a candidate for Regen. Med.. Utilizing things like PRP, s, or amniotic products, we can strategically inject these into the area of damage to encourage healing and repair, without the need for surgery or drugs. The type of treatment will depend on factors such as your age, overall health status, and degree of severity of damage.

2. Sprains and strains

Many of us have suffered with a sprained or strained body part at some point in our lives. For some it was a sprained ankle playing sports, for others it was straining the back while lifting something heavy, and of course there’s everything in between.

The beautiful thing about Regen. Med., is that when it is employed during an acute injury, it can dramatically cut down the healing time down to days instead of weeks or months! Many of us don’t have the luxury of dedicating 4-6 weeks to taking it easy while the affected area heals on it’s own, and this is by far the best way of speeding up the process.

3. Golfer’s Elbow

Like the name suggests, Golfer’s Elbow (also called medial epicondylitis) is an overuse injury caused by repetitive motions, such as one would do when swinging a golf club. Other fine motor movements, such as those used by the wrists and fingers, can lead to this as well. You might have this if, when your arm is placed flat with your palm facing up, the inside part of your elbow is the part that is painful.

The traditional medical model doesn’t have great solutions for this. Usually, they’ll suggest rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or in severe cases, steroid shots or surgery.

Thankfully, we can use Regen. Med. tools to help heal up the elbow so you can quickly get back to playing sports and living your life!

4. Tennis Elbow

Like the name suggests, Tennis Elbow (also called lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury caused by repetitive motions, such as one would do when swinging a tennis racket or serving a tennis ball. Other fine wrist movements can lead to this as well. You might have this if, when your arm is placed flat with your palm facing up, the outside part of your elbow is the part that is painful.

The traditional medical model doesn’t have great solutions for this. Usually, they’ll suggest rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or in severe cases, steroid shots or surgery.

Thankfully, we can use Regen. Med. tools to help heal up the elbow so you can quickly get back to playing sports and living your life!

5. ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL tears

Some of the commonly injured ligaments in the knee include:

  •  ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
  •  PCL (posterior cruciate ligament)
  • ·MCL (medial collateral ligament)
  •  LCL (lateral collateral ligament)

In order to properly diagnose these tears, usually an MRI is needed. This is helpful in gauging the severity of the tear, and whether or not surgery is absolutely necessary. In certain situations, it is. For all other instances though, Regen. Med. can be used to encourage healing of the tears. Injecting products such as PRP, s, or amniotic allograft into the damaged areas can lead to long term rejuvenation of the ligament and keep you active for as long as possible!

6. Meniscus tears

Within each knee is a piece of cartilage called the meniscus. The meniscus is divided into two sections – a medial and a lateral. This layer of cartilage is one of the structures that allows the knee joint to have cushion and flexibility in movement. When one of them becomes damaged, the knee will usually have swelling, pain with almost any motion, and weird sensations such as grinding, catching, popping, and clicking. These may not all occur at the same time, but they are all usually indicators of a meniscus issue.

The meniscus can also suffer wear and tear over time. This is when you’ll classically hear the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee, or a loss of cartilage. It is simply the meniscus thinning out. This can also cause difficulty with walking and pain with many movements. It is one of the top things that causes patients to lose their quality of life and their ability to be active as they age.

Traditionally, severe tears require surgery. But for those that are just mild or moderate, the usual treatments include cortisone injections, viscosupplementation, NSAIDs, or physical therapy. Regen. Med. fortunately has options that allow healing to take place. Things like PRP and s have been used successfully to get patients out of pain quickly and allow for full recovery.

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