The rotator cuff is made of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder joint and hold the head of the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. Damage to these muscles and tendons can result in pain and restricted movement in the shoulder. Most often, this is caused by impact injuries or wear and tear from constant use. Dr. Roy Nini is an orthopedic physician in Los Angeles who provides non-invasive rotator cuff syndrome treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho.
Injuries to the rotator cuff are common and seem to increase with age. This is primarily due to the wear and tear within the shoulder joint components that allow for looser movement. People who are engaged in certain occupations that require using the arms in overhead operations can be prone to rotator cuff syndrome. Examples include professional painters and carpenters.
Dr. Nini will perform a comprehensive exam and evaluation to determine the extent of your rotator cuff injury, including ultrasound, x-rays and possibly an MRI. An accurate picture of the shoulder joint components is required to make the best treatment recommendations.
Treatment for Rotator Cuff Syndrome in Woodland Hills, Encino
Once rotator cuff syndrome has been diagnosed, Dr. Nini will typically recommend a combination of treatments to relieve pain and inflammation. This includes rest, NSAIDs, joint injections and physical therapy. He may also recommend some regenerative medicine therapies that help to boost your body’s own healing abilities. These can include PRP or other biological treatments. These healing elements are injected at the point of injury to provide concentrated material that helps the body to speed healing and strengthen tissues.
Continued physical therapy is also important to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles to prevent a reoccurrence of rotator cuff syndrome. Dr. Nini may also recommend some work or lifestyle modifications and supports to help you prevent a repeat of the injury.
Call or message us online at Full Range Spine & Ortho to schedule an exam and consultation if you suspect you have a rotator cuff injury. We specialize in non-invasive therapies to speed healing and return you to full activity.