Why does the shoulder hurt?
The shoulder joint complex is a system that comprises 3 bones, 2 joints, a large capsule, nerves, and numerous ligaments, muscles, and tendons. These are all potential sources of pain.
The impressive mobility of the shoulder joint lends itself to being an inherently unstable joint. It has a shallow cup unlike the hip joint. Stability is derived from the joint capsule and supportive ligaments. All these areas are susceptible to injury causing pain.
Rotator cuff tears are treatable with carefully guided injections under ultrasound potentially avoiding the need to undergo surgery. PRP and Stem cell therapy is aimed at repairing the injury when targeted to the source of problem.
If you have been diagnosed with a shoulder injury and are contemplating surgery give us a call. Have a consultation. We may be able to help you avoid surgery.