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Why the Tendons? Prolotherapy and the Surgical Option

The muscles of the body are strong because they provide the power and strength to athletic and work-related activity. They grow larger when worked because the body supplies them with ample nutrients. Tendons on the other hand do not grow large because the body does not share with them an equal amount of nutrients. Tendons are expected to remain small, tight, and resilient in their job of keeping the muscle attached to the bone. As an aside this website has information concerning Shoulder Impingement rehab if you happen to be having issues with Shoulder Impingement. All in all, the FDA website has additional details.

When the 4 muscles in question of the rotator cuff are over worked, that is when tears can sometimes happen. All in all, the resulting muscle injury causes weakness in the shoulder and puts a strain on the tendons to hold the shoulder in place and help with the loss of strength. TFor their part, the tendons are not built to function as a substitute for the muscles, they get over worked, stretched out and torn. As they are damaged, inflammation, swelling, and pain develops.

The surgical option

For a rotator cuff injury, patients are given the choice of surgical treatments or non-surgical treatments. The benefits of surgery revolve mainly around the strength factor. Surgery can restore shoulder strength. Most non-surgical options do not restore strength but can be effective at limiting pain by avoidance of those activities that aggravate the rotator cuff.

Sadly enough some physicians out there are not as of yet up to speed on a couple of treatment options which may restore muscular strength by rebuilding these said muscles. These options in question are Prolotherapy, the injection of dextrose, and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, which is basically the injection of blood platelets.

Prolotherapy and PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can usually restore shoulder strength in a matter of weeks as opposed to the more lengthy recovery time required of surgery. Interested in Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for your chronic rotator cuff problems? Finding the right doctor is the first step. If you’re interested in seeing if you’re a candidate for

Prolotherapy or PRP, visit Dr. Marc Darrow at Darrow, M.D. is one of the Nation’s foremost experts in the field of Prolotherapy and PRP injections. Featured in Newsweek Magazine and on ABC News, Dr. Darrow has treated thousands of patients who suffer needlessly from chronic joint pain. To learn more about Dr. Darrow, PRP Therapy, and Prolotherapy, as well as the Darrow Sports and Wellness Institute, visit today or call our 11645 Wilshire Blvd. #120 LA, CA 90025 office at 310-231-7000.