Archive for March, 2015


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Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition where the rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed during shoulder movements.This causes injury to the shoulder tendons and bursa resulting in painful shoulder movements.Over time, impingement syndrome can lead to inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons (tendinitis) and bursa (bursitis);and can even cause tear of the tendon.

*Difficulty reaching up behind the back.
*Pain with overhead use of the arm.
*Weakness of the shoulder muscles.
*Can include a popping or grinding sensation during movement.
*Pain lying on the affected shoulder.
*Shoulder movement restricted by pain.


Impingement can occur from anything that causes narrowing of the subacromial space which includes bony spurs that can occur from degenerative changes. Thickening or calcification of the coracoacromial ligament can also cause impingement. Loss of function of the rotator cuff mscles, due to injury or loss of strength, may cause the humerus to move superiorly, resulting in impingement as well.

At Regenerative Health our approach to treatment is always a conservative one focusing on natural healing with not just quick fixes but long lasting solutions.Instability of the acromio-clavicular joint from injury contributes to the formation of bony spurs that cause impingement.
Prolo into the various ligament and tendon attachments around shoulder joints stimulate a natural inflammatory,healing response which strengthens the rotator cuff tissues and stabilizes the joint.
To read research showing prolo success with shoulder pain click here.




F E A T U R E D   T H I S   W E E K :
Physio Corner


Physio is crucially important in the management of shoulder impingement to maintain and improve shoulder movement and to manage and control pain.Physio works importantly to strengthen stabilising musculature of the shoulder girdle and focuses on correcting postural imbalances that can contribute to impingement. To look at some basic shoulder exercises click here.


Prolozone is a connective tissue injection of collagen producing substances and ozone gas which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints.Click here to read more about Prolozone and Rotator Cuff Injuries..


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Frozen shoulder also known as Adhesive capsulitis.It has a distinct pattern of symptoms resulting in severe shoulder pain,loss of shoulder function and eventually stiffness. Frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the general population. It mostly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60, affecting women more often than men.

The causes of Frozen Shoulder are not fully understood but there are a few factors that can predispose one to it.
*Trauma or surgery to the joint that results in extended periods of immobility can cause Frozen shoulder.
*Frozen shoulder occurs much more often in people with diabetes.
*Rotator cuff weakness might also predispose one to develop Frozen Shoulder.

 Frozen shoulder occurs in 3 phase:

*In the first phase your shoulder pain gets progressively worse,and as pain increases , your movement decreases.This occurs within a period of 2 weeks-9 months.
*In this second phase pain symptoms may improve but movement is still restricted.This lasts between 4-6 months.
* Shoulder movement improves slowly within the last phase with complete return to normal movement and function occurring within 6-24 months


With the belief that rotator cuff weakness predisposes one to Frozen Shoulder, prolotherapy is understandably then the ultimate cure.Instead of the cortisone injections,anti-inflammatory medication or manipulation under anaesthetic that is commonly used in treatment,Prolotherapy offers a safer,more natural solution without any nasty side effects.Neural prolo has also proven to treat Frozen shoulder successfully-to read more click here.

Prolotherapy works to induce an inflammatory response in the weakened ligaments,tendons and cartilage which stimulates a healing response in these tissues.
Prolotherapy involves a series of Dextrose injections into the affected area which in this case is the rotator cuff tendon, thereby strengthening it, which improves mobility and  function and reduces pain.Prolotherapy works in conjuction with Physiotherapy
To read more about Dr Hauser’s ideas on Prolo and Frozen Shoulder click here.




F E A T U R E D   T H I S   W E E K :
Physio Corner


Physiotherapy is essential in the treatment of Frozen shoulder to maintain  and promote movement and function and prevent deterioration.Mobility exercises are generally the focus of treatment initially progressing to strengthening and postural correction later.To read some common mobility exercises click here.


 Prolozone  can provide an opportunity to avoid surgery and chronic pain. Prolozone introduces natural substances into damaged and inflamed tissues to promote non-surgical reconstruction of tendons and ligaments.The addition of highly reactive ozone, can increase the rate of healing through further stimulation of fibroblasts within the joint.
Prolozone allows for improved circulationbetter range of motion and lasting pain reduction.



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