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Rotator Cuff Tears in Asheville, NC

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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.

Common Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tears

This condition can be incredibly painful and even debilitating if left untreated. For this reason, it's incredibly important to visit Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at the first sign of a problem. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from a rotator cuff tear:

  • Pain when resting or lying on the injured shoulder
  • Pain when lifting and lowering your arm
  • Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
  • A cracking sound or sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions

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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