Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain refers to discomfort or soreness experienced in the shoulder area, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. It can result from various causes, such as overuse, injury, inflammation, or underlying medical conditions like arthritis or rotator cuff tears.

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Getting Your Shoulder Injected

Regrettably, 90% of “stem cell” procedures involving the shoulder only place cells into muscle trigger points without guidance. That’s very incomplete care and usually a rip-off for the patient. So what should be injected? The joints using ultrasound or fluoroscopy Any bone sites with swelling using fluoroscopy Tendons using ultrasound guidance Ligaments using ultrasound Labrum…read more

Why You Might Want to Avoid Rotator Cuff Surgery

Earlier this month I presented the almost final data from our randomized controlled trial on shoulder rotator cuff tears at a large national conference on orthobiologics. The research will soon be submitted for publication, but you’ll get the first look at our data here. Let’s dig in. The Problem with Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears and…read more

Mark’s Rotator Cuff Tear and Amazing Bench Press

I’m an amateur weightlifter. Meaning I got to a certain point of strength and decided that my aging body and frame had hit their max. However, I have great respect for the guys that have the desire and frame to really explore what the human body is capable of lifting. Hence, I’d like to highlight…read more

Why Tight Pecs and Shoulder Pain Could Be a Canary in the Coalmine of the Neck

Way back when, miners would take small birds into the mines, as they were sensitive to changes in oxygen and gas levels that could threaten these workers’ lives. Hence, the phrase, “canary in the coalmine” was born. This past month, with all of the graduations and events I had to attend, my left shoulder and…read more

Stem Cell Treatment for Torn Rotator Cuff : Our New Research

We’ve been offering patients stem cell treatment for torn rotator cuff tendons for almost 15 years. In fact, we were the first clinic on earth to use this as a primary treatment for rotator cuff tears. Along the way, we’ve published some research on this treatment and learned quite a bit. Let’s dive into this…read more

Shoulder Labral Tear Surgery Pros and Cons

Quick links: What is a shoulder labral tear? What are the causes of labral tears? What is shoulder instability? How is a labral tear related to shoulder instability? What happens if you have shoulder instability after labral tear surgery? I evaluated a patient this week who shows off the warts of our modern orthopedic care…read more

Rotator Cuff Stem Cell Treatment: Does this Work?

You’ve probably seen ads in your local newspaper for rotator cuff stem cell treatments. Maybe you’ve been to a seminar? So can stem cells heal a rotator cuff? Does stem cell therapy work for shoulders? Let’s dig in. Rotator Cuff Tears 101 The rotator cuff is a series of muscles and their tendons that surround…read more

Shoulder Dislocation Surgery Pros and Cons?

What are the shoulder dislocation surgery pros and cons? If you’ve dislocated your shoulder and you see a surgeon, most will argue that you need surgery to fix the bone trauma, labrum, and ligaments. However, do you really need this procedure? Here we’ll explore all of your options as well as newer nonsurgical orthobiologic options.…read more
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