Physical therapy for a shoulder injury

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

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 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 innovative advancement in medicine.

What is stem cell injection therapy?

Stem cell injection therapy uses the body’s naturally occurring stem cells to stimulate recovery and repair. By injecting stem cells into a 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 be used alongside traditional rehab and other therapies for best results, but it can be an excellent addition to standard treatments.

Our entire bodies are made up of cells which 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 give them a specific task. 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 direct them to become cartilage to repair a damaged joint or help become a new bone or tissue. This supports the repair process and may help speed overall healing. Stem cell injections make it possible to repair some of the damage that has been done, which can help restore the function of the shoulder 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 contains the most readily available stem cells, making it the safest way to acquire stem cells for individual patients. Stem cells are collected, 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 using these therapies alone is that the shoulder often cannot heal on its own due to age or natural wear on the joint. In these cases, treatments may help restore some range of motion and alleviate pain through medication. Including stem cells as part of comprehensive treatment helps heal damage instead of just managing symptoms.

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

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At this time, the long-term effects of stem cells for shoulder pain are still unclear and require more research.

The good news is, from the data currently available, there are few short-term side effects from using stem cells to help heal a patient’s shoulder. This means that stem cells are generally safe when administered properly by a trained medical professional. However, that does not mean that there are no side effects whatsoever. Stem cell injections may cause redness, swelling, or soreness at the injection site that typically resolves within a couple of days. Some patients may experience an immune response that can cause inflammation and pain.

There is also a small chance of complications if the stem cells harvested and used to treat the shoulder are low quality. 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, it’s important to seek the help of a doctor to develop a treatment plan in conjunction with your stem cell injections. This way, the stem cells can work in coordination with other standard forms of treatment as effectively as possible. 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 due to wear and tear, you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy to help your shoulder heal faster. Stem cell therapy may help 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 can help you handle your shoulder pain.

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

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.

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.


[1] Stem Cell Injections for the Shoulder;

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