The first key for success is to reach an accurate diagnosis, through injury history taken, physical examination, x-ray, or MRI.
Rest and protection of the involved shoulder joint help avoid further injuries. The patient should get adequate treatment as soon as possible since a 40% of partial tear may eventually develop into a total tear. In case of emergency, the patient may need surgical repair with the following conditions: such as if the rotator cuff tear is larger than 50 %, dislocated fracture bone or fragment, or if major blood vessels and nerves are severed.
Physical therapy, acupuncture, cupping, external applying Chinese herbs, and moxibustion are very effective in reducing swelling and pain, improving oxygen and nutrients supply with better blood circulation, eliminating inflammatory factors and strengthening muscles and ligaments.
The above modalities should be introduced as soon as possible, which can speed up the healing and patients can resume sports or daily activities much sooner.
Because of poor blood supply to the joint capsule, ligaments, and tendons, the natural healing usually results in scar tissues and fat built around the injury site. The revolutionary therapy, Functional Medicine Therapy has demonstrated great hope for a close to perfect healing for the shoulder injuries because stem cells are not only able to differentiate as local tissue and repair the damage, they also secret growth factors and anti-inflammatory factors to speed up healing, according to clinical and animal research. In order to achieve the best result, the accuracy of injection sites.