Archive for February, 2015

END BURSITIS PAIN NOW!

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Bursitis is a painful inflammatory condition that affects the small ,fluid filled sacs called bursae that cushion and lubricate the bones,tendons and muscles of joints.Bursitis occurs more commonly in the shoulder,elbow,hip and knee and also in the heel and joint of the big toe.When the bursae becomes inflamed,movement and pressure is painful.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Symptoms include swelling,pain around affected joint or tendon (particularly with movement) and decreased range of movement.Intermittent redness of the skin in the area of the inflamed bursae can occur as well.

CAUSES

Bursitis is commonly caused by overuse,stress or direct trauma to the joint,such as repeated bumping or continued pressure of kneeling.This condition can also result  from infection,arthritis or gout.Bursitis also occurs from repetitive motion tasks often related to occupation,such as Housemaid’s knee(from excessive kneeling)or Miner’s elbow(caused from excessive swinging of a pick).

PROLOTHERAPY

Bursitis is mostly treated conventionally with NSAIDS (anti-inflammatory meds) or cortisone injections.Both of these have only short term benefits (if any). Steroid injections come  with the risk that they increase the possibility of further joint degeneration and NSAIDS can have serious implications on your health if taken for prolonged periods of time.
Prolotherapy is a revolutionary non-surgical injection treatment which works to stimulate our body’s natural healing processes to strengthen joints weakened by trauma or arthritis.
To read more about Bursitis and Prolotherapy click here.

 

 

 

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Physiotherapy for Bursitis begins with managing pain and swelling with electro-therapy ,dry needling, and soft tissue mobilization.Once pain and swelling have resolved the focus is then on maintaining joint range of motion and correcting bio-mechanics through exercise and rehabilitation to prevent recurrence.
OZONE

 

 Prolozone is a connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing substances and ozone gas which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. These substances are injected into the damaged connective tissue in and around a joint to rebuild the damaged areas and  can prove very successful in treating bursitis.

 

Resolve your Rotator Cuff Rut!

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RESOLVE YOUR ROTATOR CUFF RUT!

Tendinosis, sometimes called chronic tendinitis or chronic tendon injury, is damage to a tendon  at a cellular level implying a pathology of chronic degeneration that results from chronic overuse.When overuse injuries are repeated without giving the tendon time to heal and rest-TENDINOSIS results. It is thought to be caused by microtears in the connective tissue in and around the tendon.This may lead to reduced tensile strength, thus increasing the chance of tendon rupture.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

* Pain with reaching or lifting,especially at or above shoulder height.
*Pain lying on the affected side or may be awoken at night when rolling   over onto  affected side.
*Most patients are relatively comfortable at rest with the arm at the side.
* Strength is generally unaffected but limited by pain.
* Pain that radiates into the neck, back or upper arm due to shoulder fatigue.

CAUSES

*Common causes for rotator cuff tendinosis include occupational overuse(prolonged overhead activity with arm),Impingement syndrome,rotator cuff weakness,shoulder instability,poor posture,incorrect sporting technique and insufficient healing time post tendon injury.

PROLOTHERAPY FOR TENDINOSIS

Prolotherapy for rotator cuff tendinosis involves multiple injections of dextrose-based solution into ligaments and tendon attatchments around the shoulder,as well as into the joint to stimulate healing in the rotator cuff tissues..
Prolotherapy to all the adjacent structures stimulates a natural inflammatory response in the weakened rotator cuff tissues .This mild localised inflammatory reaction draws immune cells to the area to regenerate the injured tissues.The increase in blood flow and regenerative cells is the body’s natural healing response.The body also responds by depositing collagen at the site of injury,strengthening the once weakened rotator cuff tendons.

To read further about Dr Hauser’s ideas on Prolotherapy and Rotator Cuff Tendinosis click here

 

 

 

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Physiotherapy in rotator cuff tendinosis involves managing pain,maintaining shoulder range of motion,strengthening stabilising musculature in the shoulder girdle and improving posture.
OZONE

 

Prolozone  is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain.Prolozone causes repair and tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue and ligaments making it perfect to treat Rotator cuff tendinosis .Prolozone also halts the pain/inflammation cycle reducing the risk of recurrance.
 

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Solve your sciatica slump!

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SOLVE YOUR SCIATICA SLUMP!

Sciatica is a nerve injury that causes excruciating pain and exists when the sciatic nerve is being pinched due to a herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, or foraminal stenosis.It is all too often that any pain down the leg is misunderstood and misdiagnosed for true sciatica when in fact the sciatic nerve is not impinged.Sciatica has been reported to occur in 1 to 10% of the population, most commonly in people aged 25 to 45 years.

SYMPTOMS:
*Lower back pain if experienced is not as severe as the leg pain.
*Constant pain in one side of the buttock or leg.
*Pain in the lower back or buttock that goes down the back of the thigh and into the lower leg and foot.
*Pain that eases with lying down or walking and worsens with standing or sitting.
*Numbness, weakness or pins and needles sensation down the leg

*If your back pain is worse than your leg pain,without numbness in your foot and the  pain isn’t to the point of making you sweat ,THEN IT IS LIKELY THAT YOU HAVE A LIGAMENT INJURY RATHER THAN SCIATICA.
For majority of cases of people with radiating pain down the leg even with numbness;the cause is usually sacroiliac ligament weakness.

 

PROLOTHERAPY

With the common treatment of cortisone predisposing one to further long term degeneration and with the approach of surgery seeming too drastic and involving too many risk factors and uncertain results, our answer of Prolotherapy seems the ideal resolve.To read more reseach showing an 82% success rate of Prolotherapy with lower back pain including sciatica click here.
Prolotherapy is a regenerative ligament repair therapy involving injections into the lumbo-sacral region(in this case)where they stimulate the body’s own natural healing process through inflammation. Prolotherapy eliminates pain in the sacroiliac ligament, in the sacroiliac joint as well as the referred pain and; is curative in most cases of sciatica.
To read further about Dr Hauser’s thoughts on Prolotherapy and sciatica click here.

 

 

 

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Physio helps to relieve symptoms of muscle spasm,stiffness,weakness and neurology associated with sciatica using various techniques.Physio also aims to correct alignment and posture through a range of rehabilitation exercises and taping .To read about exercises to help with sciatica click here.
OZONE

 

Prolozone is a technique that combines the concepts of ozone therapy,neural therapy and Prolotherapy.It involves injecting various combinations of procaine,anti-inflammatory,homeopathics,proliferatives,and a mixture of ozone/oxygen into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain. The effect of this remarkable combination is amazing in that damaged tissues can be regenerated and long term untreatable pain can be cured.

To read more about the amazing effects of Prolozone on regenerating joints and eliminating pain click here.

 

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