The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. No other joint in the human body can perform nearly 360 degrees of motion. However, mobility comes at the cost of stability, and the shoulder is one of the most common sites for joint dislocation.
To keep the joint as stable as possible, structures like the labrum, capsule, rotator cuff muscles, ligaments, and tendons must work in conjunction to allow normal shoulder function. Throughout one's lifetime, the shoulder joint and its stabilizing structures take on a lot of stress, and it is a common site for wear-and-tear, leading to osteoarthritis, causing pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
The conventional treatment protocols for shoulder pain, most commonly stemming from the rotator cuffs and joint arthritis, include
Surgical rotator cuff repairs
Shoulder reconstruction surgery
Rehabilitation after shoulder surgery is one of the toughest due to the lack of stability in the joint. For the elderly, many surgeons will recommend against surgery as the risks outweigh the benefits.
The human body's ability to heal is extraordinary. However, that ability begins to wane as we age, and our bodies take longer to heal. If the daily recurring damage is greater than the body's healing capacity, the condition continues to worsen.
Here, at NexGen Healthcare, we use cutting-edge technology and procedures to put the area of concern in the best position to heal itself. We have seen countless patients who were told, "the only thing we can do for you is surgery," and after their time with us, most of them elect to not get surgery. They can now do things the way they want to do them with the people they love, and that's what we are all about.
The longer you let this go on, the more difficult things get. Please, call us for a consultation today, and let's see what we can do for you.