Shoulder Pain

Henry Small, MD PA -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry Small, MD PA

Orthopedic Surgeon & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX

Shoulder pain like rotator cuff injuries can leave you unable to move even an inch without terrible pain. Fortunately, you don’t need to suffer, because expert orthopedic specialist Dr. Henry Small in Houston offers a full range of treatments to relieve your pain. Whether you need surgical correction or a noninvasive regenerative medicine treatment, Dr. Small is ready to help you heal. Book by phone or through the online appointment maker now.

Shoulder Pain

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulder has many components, including bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. When you've got shoulder pain, the problem could originate within any of these. The root cause of shoulder pain is often one of the following common issues:

  • Repetitive movements
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Torn tendon
  • Tendonitis

Shoulder pain is often a chronic problem, which means it lasts for more than three months in a row. But it's sometimes also a short-term problem like a sports or auto accident injury. Dr. Small can treat both chronic and acute shoulder pain with regenerative stem cell therapy.

How can I prevent shoulder pain?

Part of preventing shoulder pain is being very aware of your range of motion and not trying to exceed it. You might need physical therapy to help you gradually expand your movements until you've regained normal shoulder motion.

If you have shoulder pain, don't carry heavy bags or purses, and avoid any type of upper body strength training unless it's part of your recovery program. Don't sleep on your side, and try to avoid even relaxing in a position that puts excessive pressure on either shoulder.

What is the treatment for shoulder pain?

Although some shoulder damage requires surgical correction, you can often avoid that if you reach out for treatment early enough. Dr. Small often treats shoulder pain very successfully using regenerative stem cell therapy.

Stem cells are your body's most powerful and unique cells. They can divide to make more stem cells, or they can change their type as needed. Stem cells, when injected into your shoulder where you've got damage, can regenerate the exact type of tissue that you need to heal your shoulder. This, in turn, relieves your pain without surgery or drugs.

Stem cell therapy could help you delay or even completely avoid major surgeries like shoulder replacements, especially if you seek help before the pain becomes crippling. Dr. Small will customize a shoulder pain relief plan that will give you pain relief while also helping you get full use of your shoulder back.

Click the online scheduler or call the office of Dr. Henry Small to learn more about shoulder pain treatment today.