Shoulder injuries are typically treated with painkillers, physiotherapy, massage therapy, cortisone injections, and as a last resort, surgery. Sometimes a brace or sling can also help with the healing process. However, it is not uncommon for many of these well known treatments to be ineffective or need constant upkeep in order to maintain a pain free shoulder. Painkillers and cortisone injections also come with a risk of permanent negative side effects.
Alternatively, Cold Laser Therapy is a safe and permanent solution to pain and lost mobility from a rotator cuff injury. Unlike other treatments, desired results are typically reached by the end of a recommended treatment plan and continue to last (although, in some severe or chronic cases, a few maintenance treatments are needed to upkeep the positive effects). In addition, Cold Laser Therapy is completely pain free and does not come with a risk of any negative side effects.
Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.
Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.
Removes Internal Scar Tissue:
Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.
Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.
Stimulates Blood Flow:
Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.
Visit our Cold Laser Therapy page to learn more about how the treatment works.
What is a Rotator Cuff Injury?
A rotator cuff injury can be strains (muscle pulls) or tears of one or more of the four muscles and tendons surrounding the rotator cuff.
Cause of a Rotator Cuff Injury?
These injuries can be the result of prolonged and repetitive overuse from activities such as throwing (ball or racquet sports), lifting weights or other heavy objects, or reaching overhead, to name a few. These injuries can also result from trauma to the shoulder from contact sports (such as hockey, rugby and football), falling on an outstretched arm or a motor vehicle accident.
- Pain in the shoulder that may increase with lifting arms up, pushing, pulling, or lifting
- Pain radiating to the neck, back and/or arm
- Muscle spasms of the shoulder and surrounding area
- Discomfort sleeping on the affected shoulder
- Crackling or popping sounds with movement
- Limited range of motion
- Loss of normal strength
Often times these injuries can lead to other shoulder problems such as:
- Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
- Impingement syndrome