Where is my rotator cuff?

The rotator cuff is your shoulder and comprises of a group of four muscle-tendon units that wrap around the front, top, and back of the shoulder joint. The muscles, which are connected to bones by tendons, move the shoulder in many directions and hold the humeral head (ball) and the glenoid (socket) together. A bursa, which lies over the tendons, reduces tension between the tendons and bone and protects the tendons from excessive pressure.
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What is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy (RCT)?

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is an inflammation injury to the tendon of your shoulder’s rotator cuff.

What causes Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?

There are many things that can cause the rotator cuff to tear. Constant stress and wear from doing the same activity over and over can cause the tendons to fray from the bone. An injury to the site can also cause an eventual development of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy.

How common is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?

It is the 3rd most common musculoskeletal disorder. Incidence increases after 40 years of age.

What are the symptoms?

Common symptoms include pain at night and pain that worsens with activities, particularly when using your arm over your head (e.g., lifting a box off a shelf, etc). Symptoms associated with a rotator cuff tendinopathy are often mild at first and worsen overtime.

What is SportVis™?

SportVis™ is an injection that is administered by a medical professional that can help in your recovery of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy. SportVis™ should be injected preferably within 48 hours of an ankle sprain with a second injection another 48 following the first.

Why is SportVis™ necessary?

SportVisTM has shown to be beneficial when used in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy because it decreases the pain at rest and activity quicker than physiotherapy alone and is also able to promote better healing of the tendons.

Why do we need two injections?

Two injections are necessary as this is the complete treatment. The clinical study conducted showed that better and quicker recovery can be expected after 2 injections.

What other treatment options are available?

There are other treatments like RICE, physiotherapy, eccentric loading exercises / strength training, steroid injections, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy, and Ultrasound therapy, amongst others.

Is using SportVis™ better than these other treatments?

SportVis™ contains STABHA™ which is a natural product and has non systemic side effects. With SportVis™ we are not only reducing the symptoms of the Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy, we are also helping to recover better and faster improving the repair process of the injured tendons.

Why ask for SportVis™?

SportVis™ was not created to rule out standard of care and physiotherapy. Instead, SportVis™ was designed to enhance the results of recovery and is meant to be used concomitantly with Rest standard care and physiotherapy.

Due to the properties of hyaluronic acid, SportVis™ can help relieve pain without systemic side effects and limiting inflammation and at the same time improve the repair process.

Will I regain previous mobility?

The ability to return to normal mobility will depend on the severity of your disease. SportVis can help you to achieve better mobility with lesser pain quicker. For a more accurate diagnosis, please consult your physician.

Can I prevent getting Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy again?

It would strongly depend on your use of your shoulder. If your Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy is due to occupational exposure, it is likely that you might develop RCT again. SportVis™ is the solution in a better and quicker healing using a natural source as hyaluronic acid is also produced by your body. SportVis™ is the ideal choice for ensuring you get STABHA – a hyaluronic acid designed specifically for soft tissue injuries.

I have been administered other Hyaluronic Acid products. Why is my physician giving SportVis™ this time?

SportVis™ contains STABHA™ (Soft Tissue Adapted Biocompatible Hyaluronic Acid) which is has been designed and patented to be used for soft tissue injections. Many other products in the market contain different types of hyaluronic acid that are not specific for injecting into the tendons and ligaments.

Where can we find SportVis™?

We have a network of distributors worldwide. Please contact the distributor from your region or you may also contact us.

If you might have further questions which have not been included in here, please feel free to contact us.