It’s a beautiful summer day at the beach with clear skies and great waves. The water is scattered with eager surfers, patiently paddling to catch
Americans love to play catch and swing at things, and all are at the root of our shoulder problems.
Whether its baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, hockey, lacrosse, gymnastics or swimming Americans love to pitch, pass, block, serve, drive, stroke and score goals more than any other country. Our love of sports that depend on our shoulders comes at a heavy price. 70% of Americans will have a disabling shoulder complaint at least once in their lifetime. Even when we are treated, recurrence rates of shoulder conditions are 25% with 50% of us reporting chronic pain twelve months later.
The problem is that the shoulder is a complex joint. The three bones that meet together are the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade (scapula) and the collar bone (clavicle). The end of your upper arm bone fits snugly in a socket in your shoulder blade. Several strong muscles and rotator cuff tendons keep your arm in that socket and attached to the shoulder blade to help the shoulder perform the complex, multidirectional movements that it makes.
The shoulder has four joint structures: sternoclavicular, scapulothoracic, acromioclvicular and glenohumeral.
Shoulder problems are usually caused by these four conditions: Tendon inflammation, Instability, Arthritis and a Fracture.
Dr. Scott Greenberg is a pioneering leader in prolotherapy, PRP, and stem cell procedures. He serves as the chair of the Institutional Review Board of the American Association of Stem Cell Physicians and is a founding board member. He was a member of the first team to repair a meniscus tear using stem cell therapy and has treated many pro and Olympic athletes among the thousands of people helped since starting his practice in 1999. He also has the distinction of being named Director of the Regenerative Medicine team at the Dee Adams Center for Integrative and Regenerative Medicine at the Bryn Mawr Hospital.
If you or a loved one is looking for a regenerative strategy to treat your chronic conditions, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.