A rotator cuff tear is a common injury in sports or occupations that require the same movement repeatedly. A rotator cuff tear may be a partial tear where the tendon at the top of the shoulder is partially frayed or damaged. Or you might experience a full rotator cuff tear in which the tear goes all the way through the tendon, or the tendon separates from the bone. Rotator cuff tears are often a result of wear and repeated movement, but can occur from a fall or heavy lifting. PRP therapy is one of the treatments we offer for this injury.
Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms
Rotator cuff tears are common in baseball and tennis players. They are also often seen in occupations like painting, window cleaning, and trash pickup. There may little or no pain with the condition. However, symptoms vary.
- Weakness in the affected shoulder is common.
- Pain may occur when you lay on the shoulder.
- Lifting may become difficult.
- Popping or clicking may be heard with movement.
- You might have trouble raising your arm.
Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears are treated in many different ways. Conservative approaches are often effective, helping patients avoid surgery. Your doctor will assess your symptoms and help you decide which treatment will best resolve your condition.
Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears
If conservative treatment is not effective, your doctor may recommend surgery. There are several different types of surgery used to treat rotator cuff tears. The type you need will depend on your symptoms and the severity of your condition.
If you are dealing with a rotator cuff tear, Dr. Mattalino and his friendly staff at Phoenix Regenerative Medicine are proud to offer various treatments options such as PRP therapy and OrthoBiologics therapy. If you would like to learn more about rotator cuff tears, PRP therapy, or your other options for treatment, reach out to make an appointment with us in Phoenix, AZ! Rotator cuff tear treatment can get you back to your normal lifestyle and eliminate your pain. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!