Shoulder Pain Specialist

Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa

Regenerative Medicine Physicians & Orthopedic Specialists located in Orlando, FL

If you take a moment to truly appreciate the wide range of motion your shoulders provide, you can begin to see how these joints are also susceptible to painful problems. As an orthopedic specialist, Pallavi Cherukupally, MD, has extensive experience helping patients at her Orlando, Florida, practice — Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa — wave goodbye to shoulder pain. To learn more, call or use the online booking feature.

Shoulder Pain

What is the anatomy of the shoulder?

Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that, by its very nature, is unstable, which is what allows you an incredibly wide range of motion. From scratching your back to swinging your arms, your shoulder’s shallow socket enables you to perform an amazing range of movements with your arms.

The components that make up your shoulder include your:

  • Humerus, or upper arm bone
  • Scapula, or shoulder blade
  • Clavicle, or collar bone

Keeping your arm attached within the joint is your rotator cuff, which is a group of tendons and muscles.

What are the most common causes of shoulder pain?

Your shoulders are vulnerable to many different problems that can cause pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa sacs)
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Impingement

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it represents the most common causes of shoulder pain.

How is shoulder pain treated?

At Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa, Dr. Cherukupally takes an innovative approach to shoulder pain that helps you rebuild from within using the human body’s own natural resources. Called regenerative medicine, Dr. Cherukupally relies on two treatment protocols to bring you long-lasting relief from shoulder pain.

Stem cell therapy

Using stem cells from a bone marrow aspirate or those donated in amniotic tissue, Dr. Cherukupally introduces regenerative cells into your damaged tissue to encourage rebuilding and repair. Stem cells have the amazing ability to become different cells, and when she injects them into your shoulder, they transform into the resources your shoulder needs to rebuild.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

The platelets in your blood are mainly responsible for clotting your blood, but their job doesn’t end there. Your platelets also contain growth factors that help with healing, so by isolating and redirecting them into areas where you need them most, Dr. Cherukupally stimulates tissue healing in your shoulder.

The goal of both stem cell and PRP therapy is to avoid invasive surgical solutions, which can cause collateral tissue damage and leave you open to the risk of infection. By relying on regenerative medicine, Dr. Cherukupally helps your shoulder heal naturally for the best long-term results.

If you’d like to explore how regenerative therapies can help with your shoulder pain, call Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa or set up a consultation using the online booking button.