Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can arise from various causes, including overuse, trauma, inflammation, or degenerative changes in the shoulder joint or surrounding tissues. Common conditions associated with shoulder pain include rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement syndrome, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis.

Regenerative therapies, such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and Prolotherapy, offer potential benefits for managing shoulder pain by promoting tissue repair, reducing inflammation, and improving function.

These regenerative therapies offer non-surgical options for individuals with shoulder pain, particularly those who have not responded well to conservative treatments such as rest, physical therapy, or medications. They are typically considered as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and may be combined with other therapeutic interventions to optimise outcomes.

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Shoulder Conditions PRP and Prolotherapy Can Treat

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff and the subacromial bursa become compressed or pinched as they pass through the narrow space beneath the acromion, a bony projection of the shoulder blade. This compression can lead to inflammation, irritation, and pain, particularly when raising the arm overhead or during certain shoulder movements.

PRP therapy may help accelerate the healing process of injured tendons, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain associated with shoulder impingement. It can also improve tissue quality and enhance shoulder function.

Prolotherapy can strengthen and stabilise the structures around the shoulder joint, such as tendons and ligaments, improving joint stability and function. It can also promote tissue repair, reduce pain, and enhance overall shoulder function.

Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain and dysfunction. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, providing stability and facilitating movement. Tears in the rotator cuff can occur due to acute injury, chronic overuse, or degenerative changes associated with aging.

PRP therapy may help enhance the healing process of the torn rotator cuff tendon, improve tissue quality, and reduce pain. It can also potentially improve shoulder function and reduce the need for surgical intervention in some cases.

Prolotherapy can strengthen and stabilise the structures around the shoulder joint, promoting tissue repair and reducing pain. It can also improve shoulder function and mobility by addressing underlying instability or weakness.

Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) osteoarthritis, also known as shoulder arthritis, is a degenerative condition that affects the AC joint, which is the junction between the acromion (part of the shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone). Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in the joint wears down over time, leading to pain, inflammation, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the shoulder.

PRP therapy may help alleviate pain, improve joint function, and slow down the progression of osteoarthritis in the AC joint. It can also potentially delay or avoid the need for surgical intervention in some cases.

Prolotherapy can strengthen and stabilise the structures around the AC joint, such as ligaments and tendons, improving joint stability and function. It can also promote tissue repair and reduce pain associated with ACJ osteoarthritis.

Biceps tendinopathy refers to a condition where the biceps tendon, which attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder or elbow, becomes irritated, inflamed, or damaged. This can occur due to overuse, repetitive movements, trauma, or degenerative changes associated with aging. Biceps tendinopathy can cause pain, weakness, and limited range of motion in the affected shoulder or elbow.

PRP therapy may help accelerate the healing process of the injured biceps tendon, improve tendon strength and integrity, and reduce pain. It can also potentially enhance shoulder or elbow function and mobility.

Prolotherapy can strengthen and stabilise the biceps tendon, promoting tissue repair and reducing pain. It may also improve tendon function and mobility by addressing underlying instability or weakness.