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Shoulder Pain

Conditions and Information

Below you will find our educational resources for patients suffering shoulder pain or injury.

Your first decision is to decide whether a non-surgical regenerative procedure is a good fit for you. As part of Oklahoma’s only Regenexx clinic, our physicians use non-surgical injection-based procedures for people suffering from shoulder pain due to common injuries. These procedures utilize concentrated repair cells that are obtained from your own bone marrow or blood to promote your body’s own natural ability to heal.

The more you are educated about your condition, the better decision you can make about potential treatment options.

Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) is a wear and tear condition that is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Due to sports injury, trauma or just aging, the once smooth surface of cartilage in the shoulder can become rough, irregular or thinned out, causing inflammation and pain. Joints affected and symptoms:

Glenohumeral Joint Arthritis Symptoms:
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain with shoulder movement
  • Popping/grinding of the shoulder joint with movement
  • Deep pain in the joint
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Pain Symptoms:
  • Pain in the top or front of the shoulder
  • Pressing movements pain (e.g. bench pressing or pushups)
  • Popping in the front/top of the shoulder
shoulder diagram
shoulder diagram

Shoulder Tendon Injuries
(Rotator Cuff Tears)

Tendon injuries are a common cause of pain in the shoulder, particularly in one of the rotator cuff tendons. Rotator cuff tears or biceps tendon tears can occur due to injury from increased stress on the shoulder. They can also become degenerated with overuse.
Rotator cuff tear symptoms:
  • Pain with overhead movement
  • Pain radiating down the outside of the arm
  • Weakness of the shoulder
  • Pain with reaching into a back pocket
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion

Labrum Tears

The labrum can tear in multiple locations. One common type of tear is at the top portion of the labrum, known as a “SLAP” tear, which stands for superior labrum anterior and posterior.” Labrum injuries can occur from trauma, such as a shoulder dislocation, motor vehicle accident, sports injury, or any other forceful movement of the shoulder joint. Tearing can also be degenerative, meaning the cartilage gets frayed and worn down over time from normal activity.
Symptoms of labrum tears include:
  • Pain with shoulder movement
  • Popping, catching, or clicking with movement
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
woman with shoulder pain
shoulder diagram

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition in which the shoulder becomes painful and limited in the range of motion. The cause is excessive inflammation and scarring of the joint capsule. Frozen shoulder can occur due to diabetes and can be associated with thyroid problems. Symptoms of frozen shoulder progress in stages, last for several months to two years.
Symptoms of frozen shoulder include:
  1. The first phase is notable for severe shoulder pain with decreased range of motion
  2. The second phase generally includes decreased pain, but worsened range of motion
  3. The third phase includes improvement in pain and improvement in range of motion

Other Shoulder Injuries

Joint Capsule & Ligament Instability, Inflammatory Arthritis, Shoulder Separation, Weightlifters Shoulder, Small Floating Bone Fragments, Nerve Pinching, and More

woman with sore shoulder

Surgery-Free Treatment Options

At Orthobiogen, Oklahoma’s only Regenerative Medicine center, we offer advanced surgery-free treatment options for those suffering from spine and joint pain.

We may use your own platelets/PRP and/or bone marrow concentrate (containing your own live stem cells) via regenerative medicine techniques to promote healing and relieve pain. Our goal is to help our patients return to their active lifestyles as quickly and safely as possible.

We offer comprehensive consultations to see if you’re a candidate, so you can get started on your journey to pain-free living today.

Explore the Outcomes Database

Regenexx maintains an active patient registry that tracks patients’ progress or side effects, post-procedure. Our outcomes database contains records on tens of thousands of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network.

Below, you can explore the outcomes database and see the number of currently tracked procedures as well as patient-reported results.

Surgery-Free Treatment Options

At Orthobiogen, Oklahoma’s only Regenerative Medicine center, we offer advanced surgery-free treatment options for those suffering from spine and joint pain.

We may use your own platelets/PRP and/or bone marrow concentrate (containing your own live stem cells) via regenerative medicine techniques to promote healing and relieve pain. Our goal is to help our patients return to their active lifestyles as quickly and safely as possible.

We offer comprehensive consultations to see if you’re a candidate, so you can get started on your journey to pain-free living today.

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Shoulder

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis & tendonosis
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations

Lower Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Lumbar Facet Injury
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Many More Disc and Low Back Issues

Knee

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patellofemoral
  • Syndrome/Chondomalacia
  • ACL Tears + PCL, LCL & MCL Tears & Sprains
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pes anersine bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Instability
  • Hamstrings Tendinopathy & Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy

Hip

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Labral / Labrum Tear

Hand & Wrist

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Hand Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis or CMC / Carpometacarpal
  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • TFCC Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel SyndromeTrigger Finger

Foot & Ankle

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendon tear or split
  • Ligament sprain or tear
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunions

Elbow

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)

Cervical Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

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Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Cervical Instability
  • Cervical Facet Injury
  • Neck, Back or Rib Instability
  • Many More Disc and Cervical Issues Causing Pain