Regenerative Orthopedics, Aesthetics, Wellness Center & Weight Loss services offered in San Diego, CA

Shoulder services offered in San Diego, CA

Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, making it highly prone to injuries and conditions that cause pain. Ronald Cohen, MD, and the team at Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center in San Diego, California, have extensive experience and training in managing shoulder injuries and chronic conditions. They offer innovative treatments that ease shoulder pain and may help you avoid surgery. For help with your shoulder condition, call today or click the online booking button. Telehealth appointments are available.

Shoulder Q&A

Why is shoulder pain so common?

Shoulder pain is common because the shoulder joint is one of the most complex, flexible joints. The more movement a joint has, the more prone it is to injuries and conditions that result in pain.

Your shoulder connects three bones — the upper arm bone, shoulder blade, and collarbone. The upper arm and shoulder blade form a ball and socket joint loosely held in place by a group of muscles and tendons called the rotator cuff.

The ball and socket joint lets you move your arm in all directions. The loose fit of the joint, however, makes it prone to injuries and degenerative conditions. 

What conditions affect the shoulder?

Your shoulder is susceptible to acute injuries, overuse injuries, and degenerative conditions that cause pain and limit mobility. Shoulder conditions treated at Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (compression of nerves or blood vessels)
  • Labral tears
  • Labral degeneration
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocation
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation

Treatment varies for these shoulder conditions. Many physicians start with conservative care such as rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and physical therapy. When these medical interventions fail to improve your shoulder pain, they may recommend surgery. 

Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center offers nonsurgical options for these shoulder conditions. 

I don’t want shoulder surgery. What are my options?

When you visit Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center for help managing your shoulder condition, your provider conducts a thorough evaluation to make an accurate diagnosis and create an effective treatment plan.

Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center uses Regenexx procedures to treat shoulder conditions.

These nonsurgical injections rely on the healing agents from your body — bone marrow concentrate, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or platelet lysates (specially made platelets with high numbers of growth factors) — to repair the damage in your shoulder. 

Your provider uses image guidance during the injections to place the healing elements directly into the injured tissue. 

By avoiding the trauma of surgery, Regenexx has produced good outcomes for patients at Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center. Find out more about nonsurgical solutions for your shoulder pain by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today.