OVERHEAD EXTENSION DOES NOT
HAVE TO A THING OF THE PAST
Have you been told that steroid injections, PRP, stem cells or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your shoulder issues? RELIEF™ provides an alternative that eliminates stubborn scar tissue to increase your mobility, frees nerves from entrapment to reduce your pain and catalyzes the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The best part: no surgery, medication, stem cells or downtime.
PAIN OR STIFFNESS IN SHOULDER
Because of its complexity, the shoulder is the most unstable joint in your body. So it’s no surprise that after the knee, a damaged shoulder is the second most common sports injury.
For shoulder pain due to conditions and injuries such as osteoarthritis, rotator cuff and labrum tears, and many other degenerative conditions, options such as steroid injections or invasive surgery leave much to be desired — and post-surgical recovery is often lengthy and painful and may lead to other problems and not fully address the root cause of the biomechanical issue.
RELIEF™ may be used to treat the injured, painful or poorly functioning shoulder and return you to a healthy and pre-injury state without invasive surgery or downtime.
The rotator cuff is a large tendon comprised of four muscles which combine to form a “cuff” over the upper end of the arm, the head of the humerus- it helps to lift and rotate the arm and to stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the joint. When the connective tissue of the rotator cuff is damaged or torn, it may weaken your shoulder, making many daily activities, like combing your hair or getting dressed, difficult to do. RELIEF™ may be used to restore the poorly functioning tissue to a healthy and pre-injury state and return you to proper biomechanical function without surgery or downtime.
The labrum is a band of soft connective tissue that wraps around the shoulder socket. Trauma and repetitive overhead motion are two of the most common causes of labral tears. The injury can range from a small tear to detachment, both causing difficulty performing normal shoulder movements. One of the most common types of Labral tears is referred to as a SLAP Lesion. This type of tear occurs when the upper part of the labrum that is connected to the biceps tendon becomes detached from the shoulder socket. The common surgical intervention for labral tears often involves an invasive procedure where the shoulder is taken apart and rebuilt as the biceps tendon is disconnected and reattached at another location which may permanently alter mobility and function and at the very least include a long and painful recovery. RELIEF™ may be used to restore the poorly functioning tissue to a healthy and pre-injury state to addressing the underlying shoulder stability and return you to proper biomechanical function without surgery or downtime.
Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is characterized by the breakdown of connective tissues that lead to chronic pain, stiffness, limited shoulder function and decreased mobility, all of which can have significant impact on daily life. RELIEF™ may be used to restore the damaged connective tissue to a healthy and pre-injury state and return you to proper biomechanical function without an invasive surgery or downtime.
“I could not walk or sleep. It has been a year since my treatment. I am now skiing, hiking and am back to 100%. It’s remarkable.”
|What It Is|
|RELIEF™ is a minimally-invasive treatment designed to catalyze your body’s natural ability to heal. We do not perform surgery. We do not mask symptoms with medication, cortisone or other steroids. We do not use stem cells.
The treatment utilizes dynamic ultrasound, 3D mapping and ScarMap™ imaging software to identify soft tissue abnormalities and locate entrapped nerves across the interstitial layer. Under ultrasound guidance, the treatment frees nerves from entrapment, eliminates scar tissue and restores the anatomy to its pre-injury state.
|What It Does|
|The treatment employs specialized needles to hydrodissect stiff and scarred tissue and free nerves from entrapment to surrounding connective tissue. FDA registered and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) approved growth factors, collagens, extracellular proteins naturally found in human placental tissues are administered to reduce inflammation, inhibit scar formation, and support tissue regeneration. Patients remain completely awake and engaged during the entire treatment and may experience symptom alleviation as soon as 1-10 days with continued improvement over the following weeks and months.|
|What To Expect|
|Usually about 24-48 hours after the procedure, patients are able to return to their favorite activities. No immobilization, bracing or other inconvenience post-treatment is required. Movement and light active recovery are recommended.|