If a muscle is completely torn, it needs to be repaired surgically. But what about partial tears? Similar to sprains and strains, muscle injuries are graded on a scale of 1-3. A Grade 1 injury is an overstretching with maybe some microscopic tearing. At the other end of the spectrum, a Grade 3 injury is a complete tear. We offer regenerative medicine for treating partial muscle tears in Glastonbury, CT.
Grade 1 and 2 tears are usually treated with conservative methods such as physical therapy, rest, and activity modification. But when those methods fail to heal the injury, a more aggressive approach is needed. This is where regenerative medicine treatments such as PRP and stem cell therapy enter the picture.
Regenerative medicine treatments often involve injections of your own healing cells and growth factors into a damaged area to stimulate the natural healing response. For most muscle injuries, 1-2 injections are needed. We’ve been performing these treatments longer than anyone in New England, and longer in fact than most practices in the country.