Rotator cuff tears are very common and more than 10 to 15% of population above 50 and more than 25% active population or athlete’s will suffer one of the rotator cuff tears or damages.
It affects all as shoulder is a highly mobile structure so from sedentary adults to weekend warriors and prime elite athletes everyone gets affected due to rotator cuff injury.
But here are steps that can be taken to reduce the injuries, specific exercises, ergonomic correction, stretches, conditioning and isometric strengthening helps you prevent your shoulder girdle from getting injured.
MOST COMMON REASON FOR SHOULDER INJURY IS OVERHEAD ACTIVITY.
For sports men, cricket player’s tennis players, trying to lift weights overhead without shoulder muscle activations, are the commonest causes of rotator cuff and AC joint injuries and pain.
Teachers writing on black boards, house wife who repeatedly keep reaching out to overhead cabinets while working in kitchen all injure their shoulders one way or other leading to nagging pain in the shoulder which is on the side and makes It difficult for you to sleep on one side and perform basic routine activates like combing hair, to unhooking the clips of the clothing.
EXERCISES HELPS IN PREVENTION OF SHOULDER INJURIES.
A good shoulder exercise program which does not focus on just weight training or aerobics but should include, isometrics holds, chest and pectoral muscle stretch, with mobility exercises and strength training will help in both preventing and also healing the shoulder injuries.
TREATMENT OPITONS FOR ROTATOR CUFF TEARS.
CAN IT HEAL WITHOUT SURGERY?
Yes in a lot many cases non-surgical options are the way to go for mild to moderate tears or even complete tear without retraction of muscle fibres.
Opting out for AXIS ORTHOBIOLOGIC procedure where we use your own blood and cells and implant them on same day under usg and x ray guidance has shown to have a faster recovery from pain and less down time for athletes to get back to active games following our state of art orthobiologic treatment. Rotator cuff tendinitis treatment, rotator cuff bursitis all can be easily be cured with orthobiologic interventions and physical therapy after that, there is not much evidence for surgical decompression or artho scopy repair unless the tear is massive with tendon fibres damaged to an extremely severe level.
| AXIS SD OB*PROCEDURES SURGERY
Return to daily a week 4 to 6 weeks
Return to Sports 2 to 3 months 6 months plus
During recovery physiotherapy 6 weeks & PT for months, less
Time post procedure over counter pain med and brace driving and limited rom
Done same day Yes needs IPD admission
Rotator cuff intact Yes NO
SD OB= Same day ortho biologic procedures.
We at AXIS always thrive for the best treatment solutions for our general public and elite athletes and DR Madhur Chadha our main lead in regenerative and sports science leads it from the fore front to develop tailored made programs for you to get back to active routine as soon as possible after a shoulder injury.