INTRODUCTION: Welcome to the How-to Guide for Rotator Cuff Tear Relief Without Surgery. If you want to avoid Rotator Cuff surgery, you’re in the right place! Let’s start with the basics. Basics The basics of Rotator Cuff tears include 4 different muscles, 1 in the front, 1 on the top and 2 in the back. … Continued
The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder. They are susceptible to injury. Dr. Schultz discusses what the rotator cuff is, what are the major causes of rotator cuff tears, the different types of tears, when not to have surgery and effective non surgical treatment options.
Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain can come in many different forms and be caused by many different issues. Many structures exist in a small area making it more difficult to accurately diagnose what is causing pain without spending appropriate time to diagnose the issue. Common causes of shoulder pain include shoulder arthritis, acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprain … Continued
What Is the Rotator Cuff? The Rotator Cuff is a group of 4 principal muscles that stabilize and support the shoulder joint. The four muscles, and their attached tendons that comprise the Rotator Cuff are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor, and any of these could be where we could find Rotator Cuff tears. … Continued
Shoulder impingement and rotator cuff injuries are among the most common causes of shoulder pain when reaching across the body. Dr. Schultz discusses what causes shoulder impingement, best diagnostic imaging and reasons for avoiding surgery.
If you’re considering surgery for a Rotator Cuff tear, an important thing to consider is how long, and what’s involved in, the Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery Timeline. But let’s begin with the Rotator Cuff itself. What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilize the ball … Continued
We’ve been performing stem cell injections in the shoulder longer than anyone else in the United States. Several years ago, Ann, a CrossFit enthusiast, tore her rotator cuff in her shoulder and was recommended for surgery. She wisely decided to research non-surgical alternatives for shoulder pain and made her way to our clinic. It’s been … Continued
Are you plagued by shoulder pain that has now transitioned from intermittent to constant and keeps you up at night? Are daily shoulder movements, such as dressing and reaching for objects in the kitchen cabinets, painful? Is your range of motion decreasing as your pain is increasing? You may have a full- or partial-thickness rotator … Continued
If you have arthritis in your shoulder joint, does this mean that a surgery to fix your rotator cuff tear is more or less likely to fail? A new study investigated that issue and found some surprising things. So let’s review what we know about rotator cuff tears and then let’s delve into what the … Continued
When athletes undergo surgery for an injury, it can mean lengthy downtimes and painful recoveries, and oftentimes, they never fully reach their preinjury performance levels. Not Stine Pinilla. When an athlete is at the professional or competitive level, the potential consequences of surgery can be particularly challenging. Last week we discussed why surgery shouldn’t be … Continued