Physical therapy for a shoulder injury

How Can a Stem Cell Injection Help Your Shoulder Heal Faster?

Physical therapy for a shoulder injury

Joint pain can be one of the worst recurring types, and when it’s in a place like your shoulder, it can make doing even day-to-day tasks impossible. Most patients may think that the only thing that can be done for joint pain is to manage the symptoms and rehab the joint, but another option can help heal the damage and get your shoulder working back like it is supposed to. 

Stem cell injection therapy is a type of regenerative therapy that can repair the damage and restore the function of the shoulder joint. Today we’re going to discuss stem cell therapy and how it works to help heal shoulder damage caused by problems like degenerative disease, injury, and more. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about this marvelous advancement in medicine. 

What is stem cell injection therapy?

Stem cell injection therapy uses the body’s naturally occurring stem cells to stimulate recovery in the body. By injecting stem cells into a certain part of the body that has been damaged, these cells can cause the body to start repairing and rebuilding itself faster than it would naturally.

Stem cell therapy should still be used alongside traditional rehab and other therapies, but it is an excellent addition to the commonly used treatments.

Our entire bodies are made up of tissues, which are made up of cells. Those cells are all designed to perform a specific function.

Stem cells for Shoulder Injury treatment

Stem cells are unique because they don’t yet have a function they are supposed to perform. This means a doctor can take some of these cells and program them with what they want them to do. This is how stem cells can aid in the recovery process for a patient’s shoulder.

The doctor can acquire stem cells from the patient and encode them to become cartilage to repair a damaged joint or become a new bone or tissue. This not only helps the repair process but also stimulates the body to activate the repair process, thus speeding up overall healing. Stem cell injections make it possible to repair at least some of the damage that has been done. This can not only restore the function of the shoulder but also help relieve chronic and severe pain. Studies like this one 1, from a shoulder specialist in the UK, report significant health improvements with using stem cell injections over standard treatments alone.

Stem cells can be harvested from various places, including the adipose tissue in the body, embryonic cells 2, umbilical cord blood, and, most commonly, bone marrow. Adipose tissue has the most readily available stem cells, including those gathered from bone marrow, making it the safest way to acquire stem cells for individual patients. Stem cells are taken, programmed for the task they need to accomplish, and injected directly into the site of the problem, in this case, the shoulder joint.

The standard way that doctors treat shoulder pain and damage due to injury and degeneration are through rehabilitation exercises and pain management. The problem with just using these therapies alone and not including stem cells as part of the treatment process is that often the shoulder cannot heal on its own due to age or natural wear on the joint. In these cases, the best that can be managed is restoring a bit of range of motion and alleviating some of the pain through medication. Including stem cells helps heal some damage instead of just managing symptoms.

Are there any side effects from stem cell shots for shoulder healing?

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Before we talk about the research behind stem cell therapy for treating shoulder pain and injury, we want to emphasize that though we have studies on the topic, the long-term effects of stem cells are still unclear, so we are unaware of any potential side effects or problems.

The good news is, from our data, there are no noticeable side effects from using stem cells to help heal a patient’s shoulder. This means that stem cells are entirely safe when administered properly by a trained medical professional. However, that does not mean that there are no side effects whatsoever. Some patients may experience an immune response that can cause inflammation and pain, though a doctor can manage this.

There is also a small chance of complications if the stem cells harvested and used to treat the shoulder are unhealthy. In these cases, the stem cells can cause health problems that affect the body, depending on the issue with the stem cells. This is not likely to occur so long as the patient uses a licensed doctor for the procedure, as the doctor will have measures in place to test the stem cells for any potential disease or other problems.

Besides testing the stem cells themselves, the doctor will always check the patient’s health history and try to clear up any potential issues before administering stem cell therapy. It’s always important to go through a licensed doctor for stem cell therapy.

Other than ensuring the stem cells are healthy and administering them properly, you also need the help of a doctor to develop a treatment plan in conjunction with your stem cell injections so the stem cells can work in coordination with other standard forms of treatment to heal the shoulder properly. The doctor will also monitor your progress throughout the treatment to ensure everything works as it should and your shoulder is healing properly.


If you have a shoulder injury or damage over time, you may be a good candidate for stem cell therapy to help your shoulder heal faster. Stem cell therapy helps your shoulder regenerate and repair the joint rather than just reducing the inflammation and managing the pain. Speak with your medical provider and find out if stem cell injections in combination with a standard treatment plan are the way to handle your shoulder pain.

Always see a licensed medical provider before attempting new treatments to ensure they are administered properly and avoid potential conflicts or complications.

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Stem Cell & Exosome IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

How can Stem Cell IV therapy help you?

Stem cell IV therapy is a way to promote healing and repair damaged tissue throughout the body. By delivering high-quality, mesenchymal stem cells directly into the bloodstream, stem cell IV therapy can provide targeted treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, cognitive functions and more.

Additionally, stem cell IV therapy can support overall health and well-being by providing essential vitamins and nutrients that can boost the immune system and promote healing.

At Drip Hydration, our stem cell IV therapy treatments are administered by trained medical professionals and use only the highest quality stem cells sourced from trusted suppliers.

Is Stem Cell IV Therapy Safe?

There are different safety considerations for stem cells depending on their origin.

Stem cells from a patient’s own body (eg. bone marrow or adipose tissue) do not carry the risk of immune rejection. Stem cells from birth tissue may be rejected by the patient’s body and cause adverse reactions.

The purity of the stem cells used for IV stem cell therapy will reduce the chance of immune rejection. Our birth tissue-derived stem cells have undergone stringent testing and screening prior to accepting them for use to ensure both the effectiveness and safety of the procedure. Few patients report adverse effects following treatment.

Regardless of the source of the stem cells, there is a very small chance of infection from the procedure itself. That’s why our registered nurses are trained in administering IV treatments for your optimal safety and comfort.

How Is An IV Dose Determined?

Unlike some clinics, which base their dose on the patient’s weight, we only have one type of infusion. Our infusion contains 4.2cc of stem cells (approximately 40 million cells).

How to Book an Appointment?

Unlike other IV treatments, a consultation is required prior to stem cell IV therapy. Our medical director evaluates potential patients during a preliminary consultation to determine whether stem cell IV treatment is right for them.

Where Do You Source Your Stem Cells From?

Our stem cells come from Chara Biologics, a trusted specialist in regenerative medicine. They carefully vet, screen, and source their stem cells from donors in the United States. They follow strict protocols to collect and process the stem cells to preserve the integrity and purity of the stem cells. These protocols help ensure that the stem cells are both high-quality and safe for our patients.

How Does At-Home Stem Cell IV Therapy Work?

During a stem cell IV treatment, one of our registered nurses arrives at the patient’s location with all the necessary equipment for the appointment. The patient will then sit in a comfortable location while the nurse administers the IV line into one of the patient’s arms.

The IV treatment itself takes about 60 minutes, during which time the patient can read, watch a show, browse social media, or even work. The nurse remains with the patient during the entire appointment to monitor the IV and answer questions. Once the IV has been administered, the nurse packs the equipment and departs. Patients can contact Drip Hydration with any further questions or concerns at any time.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of IV Stem Cell Therapy?

Side effects are very rare due to the quality of the stem cells that we use. Potential side effects include sneezing, sniffling, watery eyes, chest tightness, shortness of breath, malaise, or low-grade fever. These side effects generally go away within 1 - 3 days of treatment.

How Often Do I need To Have Stem Cell IV Therapy?

The frequency of a patient’s stem cell IV therapy treatment depends on several factors. For example, a single injury may only require treatment until the injury has healed. A chronic condition, on the other hand, may need ongoing treatment. Our medical director consults with every patient to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s health needs and desired health outcome.

Are The Stem Cells In A Single Treatment From One Or Multiple Donors?

The stem cells in a single treatment are from one donor.

How Long Will It Take Before I Feel The Effects Of IV Stem Cell Treatment?

The area being treated plays a large part in how quickly a patient feels the effect of treatment. For instance, a person may notice pain relief more quickly than someone getting treatment for tissue regeneration, since tissue repair naturally takes more time.

Is Exosome Therapy Safe?

Exosome therapy is considered safe, particularly since this is a non-cellular therapy. Exosomes are cell ‘messengers’, not stem cells. Therefore, this type of therapy does not come with the risk of the patient’s body rejecting treatment.

Is Exosome Therapy FDA Approved?

Exosome therapy is not yet FDA approved. However, our exosomes are collected and processed under strict guidelines in an FDA-approved facility.

Is Stem Cell Therapy FDA Approved?

No, our stem cell therapy is not FDA approved. However, our supplier processes their stem cells in an FDA-approved laboratory and adheres to cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) guidelines for quality assurance.

What Kind Of Cells Are In Drip Hydration’s Stem Cell IV Treatment?

Our stem cells are Meschenymal Stem Cells, which can become different types of tissue throughout the body.

Is There Any Risk Of Immune Rejection Following Treatment?

Yes, there is a small chance that the patient’s immune system will reject the stem cells following treatment.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Exosome Therapy?

Exosome therapy is injected into your bloodstream, so the most common side effects are the same as with any type of injection - mild swelling, redness, and/or bruising at the injection site.

Rarely, patients may experience a mild fever or headache that typically resolves within 24 hours.

What’s The Difference Between Exosomes And Stem Cells?

Exosomes and stem cells both promote healing throughout your body, but they are very different. Exosomes are vesicles that carry messages between cells in order to help your body function normally. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can become any type of cell in the body.

As a non-cellular therapy, exosome treatment can be valuable for individuals who do not want to receive cell-based therapy for personal reasons.

How Often Do You Need To Get Exosome Treatment

There are no set guidelines for dosing or frequency of exosome treatment. We personalize treatments to the individual’s health and recovery goals, meaning that no two plans are the same.

Since everyone is different, we regularly assess patients to evaluate when they need a booster treatment to maintain optimal results.

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[1] Stem Cell Injections for the Shoulder;

[2] Stem cells: What they are and what they do;