Platelet Rich Plasma For The Shoulder
Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. at Orthopedic & Spine Institute designs specialized plans to help patients overcome or improve their shoulder problems. Shoulder conditions are common among men and women of all ages and can develop from overuse, sports, or aging. The complex structure of the shoulder can easily result in tendon, muscle, or nerve related conditions. However, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. can provide customized therapies that help patients to overcome their specific conditions.
How can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy improve shoulder conditions?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy uses platelets and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to stimulate the production of stem cells within the shoulder’s tissues. When platelets are present, stem cells immediate come to the site of the platelets. Stem cells can grow into any type of tissue in the human body, and they work to grow new flesh, while repairing any type of injury or inflammation. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy helps to repair numerous types of shoulder problems, while helping patients to reduce pain and regain full function of their shoulders.
What are some of the shoulder conditions that PRP Therapy can help?
Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. can help patients to alleviate their shoulder conditions using specialized treatment plans. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to improve a wide range of shoulder conditions, some of which may include:
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- The rotator cuff is comprised of four major muscles, which include the supraspinatus, infraspinatous, subscapularis, and the teres minor. Injuries to the rotator cuff muscles are very common and can lead to pain, inflammation, and reduced range of motion. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help muscles to repair and improve overall shoulder function.
- Frozen Shoulder
Stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint are characteristic of frozen shoulder, and signs and symptoms often start out gradually, while worsening over time. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to resolve the symptoms of frozen shoulder, allowing patients to regain function, while reducing pain in their shoulder joints.
Bursa sacs are fluid filled sacs that help muscles to smoothly glide over the bones. Overuse of the shoulder can lead to inflammation within the bursa, causing pain at the acromion and throughout the shoulder joint. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to reduce this inflammation, allowing patients to naturally reduce their pain.
- Tendonitis and Tendon Tears
The tendons in the shoulder work as cords that connect the muscles to the bone, and over time, they can become worn down. As the tendons begin to lose their agility, men and women may experience tendonitis or tears within the tendons. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to reduce the pain that results from tendonitis, while also restoring torn or worn down tendons.
- Shoulder Impingement
In patients that suffer from impingement, the acromion puts pressure on the bursa sacs and the rotator cuff tendons when the arm is lifted. Over time, many patients with this condition suffer from reduced range of motion, bursitis, and rotator cuff tears. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help patients to prevent the consequences of impingement, while improving the range of movement within the shoulder.
When the head of the arm bone is forced out of the socket or partially out of the socket, the tendons, ligaments, and muscles around the shoulder can become loser or torn, causing the shoulder joint to become unstable. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to repair the damage caused from dislocation, allowing the shoulder joint to regain overall function and movement.
Many men and women suffer from arthritis, which tends to worsen with aging. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to reduce the pain and inflammation in the tissues of the shoulder joint, allowing patients to naturally reduce pain and improve recurrences of arthritis.
What are some of the benefits of PRP Therapy for shoulder issues?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy provides numerous benefits for men and women that are suffering from shoulder issues. First of all, stem cell regeneration helps to heal the tissues of the shoulder, allowing patients to recover faster from shoulder injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to reduce pain, while improve overall range of motion. Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. may also help to reduce longstanding or acute inflammation with PRP.
Santa Monica PRP Orthopedics Specialist, P. Richard Emmanuel, M.D. will thoroughly assess individual shoulder conditions when determining if patients can benefit from PRP Therapy. When designing a personalized treatment plan, the doctor will take medical history, lifestyle factors, and personal preferences into consideration. Countless patients have been able to obtain the advantages of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, while greatly improving their shoulder conditions and overall quality of life.