As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Rotator cuff injuries are common shoulder problems that occur when the muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff become damaged or torn, leading to pain, weakness, and limited range of motion in the shoulder joint. These injuries can result from overuse, repetitive overhead activities, trauma, or degenerative changes associated with aging. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff injuries, offering comprehensive care to alleviate symptoms and improve shoulder function.

When you experience a rotator cuff injury, it can significantly impact your ability to perform daily activities that involve reaching, lifting, or overhead movements, leading to functional limitations and decreased quality of life. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your medical history, followed by a physical examination and may utilize imaging studies such as X-rays, ultrasound, or MRI to accurately diagnose the extent and severity of the injury.

Treatment options for rotator cuff injuries at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Conservative therapies: For mild to moderate rotator cuff injuries, conservative treatments such as rest, ice or heat therapy, activity modification, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and physical therapy may be recommended to reduce pain and inflammation, improve shoulder strength and flexibility, and promote healing.
  • Corticosteroid injections: We offer ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections to provide targeted pain relief and reduce inflammation in the shoulder joint, allowing for improved range of motion and function.
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: We utilize PRP injections to stimulate tissue healing and repair in the damaged rotator cuff tendons, promoting natural regeneration and improving shoulder function.
  • Regenerative medicine: In addition to PRP therapy, we offer other regenerative treatments such as stem cell therapy or autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) injections to enhance the healing process and improve outcomes for chronic or severe rotator cuff injuries.
  • Surgical intervention: In cases of severe or complete rotator cuff tears that do not respond to conservative treatments, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair or reconstruct the damaged tendons and restore shoulder function. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for rotator cuff repair, optimizing outcomes and minimizing recovery time.

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.