What are Rotator Cuff Tears?
The area of the body known as the rotator cuff is made up of several tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. This group of tendons serves to stabilize the upper arm and the shoulder, keeping them both perfectly in place. Unfortunately, an injury to this cuff can cause a tear, which will likely require immediate medical attention to prevent its condition from worsening. While the side effects of a rotator cuff tear can vary, in almost every case, it will significantly impact your ability to carry out everyday tasks. At Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we take rotator cuff tears extremely seriously. While some patients will turn to surgical procedures to treat their tears, Dr. Christie Lehman offers a variety of nonsurgical methods that can quickly and effectively restore the function of your shoulder.
"The ARO staff and practice are Special from the Front Desk to the treatment rooms. I first approached Dr. Lehman with numerous orthopedic issues. She has examined, evaluated, and described viable treatments for each, beginning with the least invasive. I was able to choose from her recommendations based on my preferences and circumstances. I am still a work in progress and experiencing excellent improvement ! All of that is great. But, it is the Caring which guides the whole process that makes Dr. Lehman and the experience So Special !!"- T.D. / Google / May 11, 2021
"Dr Lehaman takes pride in her practice . I can not reccomend her enough. She takes pride in her work and wants her patients to feel better. I wish I would have met her 2 years ago before all the other treatment I went through. I was so much better in 3 weeks and could use my arm again after 2 years of not being able to... I would give a 100 stars if I could"- D.S. / Google / Feb 17, 2021
"Had injection for Achilles pain with great results. Dr. Lehman immediately connects with you as a team player to get you well, kind, caring, knowledgeable, schedules her time as if you're the only patient in the office, not in a hurry, answers any and all questions, explains procedures and options, doesn't sell anything, just potential solutions to your pain, wish more family and internal docs would recommend Dr. Lehman as an option before recommending surgical specialists. Also a shout out to Jennifer in the front office for her efficiency in keeping things running smoothly. Thank you Dr. Lehman...grateful for you and your expertise!!"- R.W. / Google / Jan 19, 2021
"Dr. Lehman is the reason my 99 year old mother is still able to keep walking, relatively pain free. Because of her age, no one will perform surgery on my mothers knees. Dr. Lehman meet with mom about 3 years to discuss what can actually be done to help mom with her painful knees. Since that time, mom has been able to get fairly long term relief from the treatments Dr. Lehman has offered. Thank you Dr. Lehman, we owe you so much!!"- N.A. / Google / Jan 19, 2021
"Excellent treatment and results, Had 3 rotator cuff tears which Dr. Lehman treated with plasma and stem cell injections. 4 months later no pain and full range of motion! Much better option than surgery! Highly recommend Dr. Lehman and her expertise."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 05, 2020
How Can Rotator Cuff Tears be Treated?
In many cases, it is possible to fix a rotator cuff tear without the use of surgery. Nonsurgical alternatives usually involve anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy, and/or activity modification. Different treatments will yield different results, depending on each particular patient, which is why we always recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Christie Lehman to decide which treatment will likely work best for you.
During your consultation, our staff will likely perform any number of diagnostic procedures, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, in order to properly identify exactly what's going on within your body. Once we've done this, we can create a customized treatment plan that has been tailored precisely to meet your needs. In many cases, we may utilize a modern procedure known as Regenexx®, which utilizes the body's own growth factors in order to invigorate the natural healing process within the shoulder. Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is a Regenexx partner, which makes us one of the foremost experts on this exciting procedure in our area.
Rid Yourself of Shoulder Pain
Your health is always in the right hands at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Rotator cuff tears can be a debilitating injury, but they do not always require surgery and all of its associated risks and downtime. Call us to arrange an appointment with Dr. Christie Lehman to discuss whether or not one of our advanced procedures might be able to reduce pain and bring back the function in your shoulder.
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