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STOP YOUR SNAPPING HIP WITH PROLO!

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STOP YOUR SNAPPING HIP WITH PROLO!

Snapping Hip Syndrome also known as Coxa Saltans  is a condition that is characterized by a snapping,popping or clicking sensation in or around the hip when it is in motion. It is an overuse injury with a higher rate of occurrence in activities such as dancing,running,soccer and gymnastics that involve repetitive hip flexion and extension. This condition occurs most commonly in patients between 15-40 years of age,affecting females more than males.This condition can often also predispose the patient to hip bursitis.
CAUSES

The most common cause of Snapping hip syndrome  is the Iliotibial band (or “IT band”) snapping over the greater trochanter of the femur.The Iliopsoas tendon snapping over a bony prominence of the pelvis is the second cause. The least common cause is a tear of the cartilage and/or loose body within the hip joint that may also cause the hip to “lock up”.

HOW PROLO CAN HELP YOUR SNAPPING HIP!

Although cortisone injections and anti-inflammatory medication do provide short term pain relief,both options result in long-term loss of function and increased chronic pain.These treatment options actually inhibit the healing process of soft tissues and accelerate cartilage degeneration. PROLOTHERAPY is a regenerative injection therapy that stimulates healing and repair within damaged soft tissue structures. Prolo is a better treatment alternative because it strengthens the hip ligaments,creating stability within the joint.

Prolotherapy to the posterior hip capsule and ischiofemoral ligaments generally resolves the problem of Snapping ITB or gluteal muscles because posterior hip laxity is involved in these conditions .Prolotherapy to the anterior iliofemoral hip ligaments tighten the joint and stop anterior hip protrusion.

To read more Dr Hauser’s views about The Snapping Hip Syndrome click here

F E A T U R E D   T H I S   W E E K :
Physio Corner
Physiotherapy works to stretch,strengthen and align the joint and associated soft tissue structures to create balance and stability within the hip.
Ozone
Ozone injections have the amazing property to stimulate healing and repair within the joint to regenerate joint cartilage and can be seen as an alternative to joint replacement.
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Prolo gives Foot Pain the Boot!

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PROLO GIVES FOOT
PAIN THE BOOT!

Foot conditions resulting in pain can be a disabling ordeal, especially when options of surgery and cortisone end unsuccessfully. Prolotherapy offers an alternative that is natural,without side-effects and that provides long lasting results.To read Prolo’s success in treating Morton’s Neuroma click here.

COMMON FOOT CONDITIONS THAT PROLO CAN HELP HEAL

Metatarsalgia is an overuse injury characterised with pain on the ball of the foot.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the Tibial Nerve is pinched resulting in pain along the  ankle,heel,arch of foot and toes.
Plantar Fasciitis  is a condition involving pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue ,called  the plantar fascia,that runs on the botttom of your foot. It is the most common cause of heel pain.
Heel spurs can occur  often as a result of Plantar Fasciitis  and can be very painful.
Morton’s Neuroma is a benign growth of nerve tissue which occurs in the digital nerve in the foot, often  between the 3rd and 4th toes.It is characterized by burning,pain and numbness in the toes.
* Flatfeet or fallen arches is a condition where the arch on the inside of the foot is flat ,causing the sole of  the foot to rest on the ground.This can place added strain on the hip knee and back ,especially if patients participate in high impact sport.

PROLO TO HELP YOUR FOOT

Prolotherapy is an injection therapy used to stimulate a healing process in injured connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.Many of the conditions causing foot pain stem from ligament or joint instability.Prolotherapy aims to stimulate the body to heal the injured foot ligaments and ultimately to strengthen the weakened ligaments.By restoring stability and strength in the joint, Prolotherapy also reduces the degenerative processes in the joint.
To read more about Foot conditions and Dr Hauser’s ideas on how Prolo can help clickhere.

F E A T U R E D   T H I S   W E E K :
Physio Corner
Physiotherapy assists in management of foot pain and instability by first treating pain and swelling with myofascial release,massage,mobilization and electro-therapy modalities.The second base of treatment is rehabilitation focusing on improving range of motion, strengthening musculature and improving balance and joint proprioception.
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.This works well to treat Plantar fasciitis
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How Prolo can mend the unstable ankle!

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HOW PROLO CAN MEND THE UNSTABLE ANKLE

Chronic ankle instability is a condition that presents when there is obvious ankle pain, recurrent ankle sprains, either decreased or excessive joint range of motion, sensation of giving way in ankle and constant or intermittent swelling.Untreated or incorrectly treated ankle sprains can often progress to ankle instability,particularly if hyper-mobility is also present. Ankle instability can predispose one to cartilage deterioration  and ultimately degenerative arthritis.

WHAT OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS THERE ARE AND WHY THEY OFTEN MAY NOT WORK!

* While anti-inflammatories may be beneficial in acute cases,with chronic ankle instability-they pose the risk of impairing healing and predisposing joint degeneration.
* Cortisone injections can cause further degeneration of weakened structures, prolong painful symptoms and inhibit healing.
* An Ankle fusion can be a very painful procedure often with much restriction in mobility and long rehabilitation time periods.
*Joint replacement is very invasive,and patients can still  experience pain following this procedure.

HOW PROLO CAN HELP THE UNSTABLE ANKLE

Prolotherapy works most successfully to treat conditions where there is instability.Prolotherapy injections into the ankle work to create an inflammatory response in the ligaments which in turn stimulates healing and repair  in the soft tissue.The ligament produced after prolo is stronger and thicker and ultimately more stable.This makes Prolo the ideal tool to treat ankle instability.

Research done by Caring medical evaluating Prolo treatments on patients with ankle instability showed amazing results, concluding 90% of participants experienced 50% or more pain relief with improvements in their range of motion and functional mobility as well. Considering how invasive and potentially hazardous the other treatment options are for ankle instability, we hope more patients opt for the natural,safer answer of Prolotherapy.

To read more about Prolo and ankle injuries click here.

F E A T U R E D   T H I S   W E E K :
Physio Corner
Physiotherapy assists in management of ankle sprains and instability by first treating pain and swelling with myofascial release,massage,mobilization and electro-therapy modalities.The second base of treatment is rehabilitation focusing on improving range of motion, strengthening musculature and improving balance and joint proprioception.
Ozone
Prolozone is the injecting of healing ozone and nutrients into damaged ligaments,tendons and cartilage;working to improve oxygen utilization in these tissues,allowing it to heal and regain full function.
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Alternatives to Knee replacements and surgery!

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ALTERNATIVES TO KNEE SURGERY AND REPLACEMENTS

Disabling Knee Arthritis and chronic unresolved knee pain is a common facet of today’s world.Many patients opt for knee surgery or replacement in a desperate attempt to achieve pain relief and mobility. More than 600000 knee replacements are performed in the US each year.Many of these patients are still left with much pain and complications after surgery ,often requiring further surgery.
Prolotherapy offers an alternative to surgery providing pain relief,regenerating joint tissue and creating long term joint stability.The beauty of this treatment is that it achieves this without the numerous complications associated with surgery. 

COMPLICATIONS WITH KNEE REPLACEMENTS

Complications of knee replacements include bleeding,wound complications,thromboembolitic disease, instability, malalignment, joint infection and many more.To read about more possible complications of Knee Replacements click here.

PROLOTHERAPY AS THE EASY EFFECTIVE ANSWER 

In a recent press release from the Medical Journal of arthritis and rheumatology , Doctors suggested more than a third of Knee Replacements in the US were  inappropriate. To read more click here. Considering how intense and traumatic a knee replacement is to the joint, it is scary to find that surgery is so often done unnecessarily.

Prolotherapy is an injection therapy for chronic musculoskeletal injury. It involves the injecting of small volumes of an irritant solution at multiple painful ligament and tendon insertions and in adjacent joint spaces over several treatment sessions, aiming to stimulate healing and repair in these soft tissues and joints.To see success with Prolo and the degenerated knee click here.

F E A T U R E D   T H I S   W E E K :
Further Reading
To read more about Dr Hauser’s views on Prolo and knee surgery click here.
Ozone
MEDICAL AND MAGICAL PROPERTIES OF OZONE:
*Ozone is an amazing regulator of the immune system.
*Ozone stimulates the increased uptake of oxygen ,asssisting cellular repair.
*Ozone improves circulation thereby aiding healing.
*Ozone is a powerful anti-oxidant.
*Ozone is a mitochondrial stimulant
*Ozone is anti-bacterial,anti-fungal and anti-viral.
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Fibromyalgia and how Prolo can help!

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FIBROMYALGIA , AND HOW PROLO CAN HELP!

Fibromyalgia is a disabling condition characterized by chronic, widespread pain,fatigue,irritable bowel syndrome and psychological problems.There is no known cure for Fibromyalgia but there are many treatment options to manage it. Prolotherapy being one of the options that doesn’t have horrible side-effects or long term health risks.

CAUSES
There are several theories about the causes of Fibromyalgia.
Some of the possible causes include hormonal disturbances ,previous injury,trauma, infection, stress and genetic influences with no clear consensus about the exact cause.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms, or tightness
  •  Fatigue, reduced energy levels and insomnia.
  • Stiffness in  the morning or after periods in sedentary positions.
  • Memory and concentration problems together with an inability to perform simple mental tasks.
  • Gastrointestinal and bladder disturbances
  • Tension , migraine headaches, jaw and facial tenderness.
  • Sensitivity to smells, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods, and cold.
  • Anxiety or depression.
  • Tingling or numbness in the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Sensation of swelling (without actual swelling) in the hands and feet.
PROLO AND FIBROMYALGIA

Research shows increased rates of Fibromyalgia in people  with  neck injuries and whiplash injuries.This suggests that  a large portion of patients with Fibromyalgia have neck instability as a source of the problem.That  means that Prolo is the best solution in these cases.

Prolotherapy is an injection technique that stimulates a mild inflammatory response in the injured area to promote natural healing and repair in these damaged tissue.Fibromyalgia that results from whiplash is likely to have a great response to prolotherapy treatment.

To read amazing research on Prolotherapy success with cervical instability click here.

F E A T U R E D   T H I S   W E E K :
Physio Corner
Physiotherapy can assist manage pain, muscle spasm, joint stiffness and muscle weakness  associated with Fibromyalgia using a variety of treatment tools including soft tissue mobilization,massage,dry needling,electrotherapy modalities and exercise therapy.
Ozone
Prolozone is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique used to treat all forms of musculo-skeletal problems including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative knees and discs, as well asFibrolmyalgia. 
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WHY PROLO CAN HELP WHERE CORTISONE FAILS!

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WHY PROLO CAN WORK WHERE CORTISONE FAILS!

Epidural Cortico-steroid joint injections have been used extensively in the medical field to provide many with relief from joint pain. Recent research shows concerning results about  possible complications and negative long term effects of these injections particularly with prolonged use.

WHY EPIDURAL CORTISONE INJECTIONS SHOULD BE USED CAUTIOUSLY:

* Research shows a significant number of neurological complications occurring with Epidural  cortisone injections including 41 cases of Arachnoiditis.To read more about this click here.
*Beneficial effects of cortisone are often short lived as they do only provide temporary relief.
* Epidural cortisone injections are also shown to adversely effect mineral bone density of the hip in post menopausal women.To read more click here.
* Cortisone inhibits the inflammatory process and since our body’s heal naturally via inflammation this means these injections hampers our natural joint healing and repair.
* Cortisone injection promotes  cartilage and joint destruction especially in those with osteoarthritis of the joint.
* Cortisone shots can lead to tendon ruptures particularly in athletes returning to sport quickly after injury.To read more click here.

WHY PROLOTHERAPY WORKS WHERE CORTISONE FAILS!

Prolotherapy involves injecting a solution into the joint to initiate the healing process and cause regeneration of soft tissue. Prolotherapy results in a stronger and more stable joint. Prolotherapy promotes rather than interfers with the natural healing process.
Where steroid injections provide temporary relief ,Prolotherapy promotes natural healing and repair within joint structures and offers a permanent solution to joint pain, dysfunction and degeneration.
To read research showing greater success with Prolo  compared to  cortisone, click here

 

 

 

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

 

Physio works in conjunction with Prolo to maintain joint mobility,promote muscle strength and flexibility and to restore optimal function.Postural correction and patient education are also important tools in management.
Further Reading

 

To read more about Dr Hauser’s ideas on cortisone and Prolotherapy click here.

Why Anti-inflammatories can do more harm!

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ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES- WHY THEY CAN DO  MORE HARM!

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication(NSAID) are among the most commonly used medication in the world for the treatment  of Osteoarthritic symptoms and are taken by 20-30% of the elderly in developed countries. While NSAIDs show effectiveness in decreasing inflammation and pain in ligament  injuries for up to 8 weeks;long term prolonged use can have serious health risksand be counter productive to joint health. Prolotherapy offers to heal and repair joint injuries and degeneration without any of the potential health hazards.

WHY NSAIDS CAN DO MORE DAMAGE!

* NSAIDS inhibit Proteoglycan synthesis which is a vital process in  the natural  healing of soft tissues.
* The use of anti-inflammatories inhibits the release of Prostaglandins and  thereby decreases blood flow to the injured area and ultimately impairs  healing and repair in the soft tissue.
*  Chronic long term use of NSAIDS actually not only hamper the soft tissue  repair but also accelerate the arthritic process as well.Research shows that joint replacements occur earlier and more frequently with patients using NSAIDS compared to those who don’t.To read more research on how NSAIDs increase cartilage degeneration in Osteoarthritis click here.
* Studies have also shown that in elderly patients , the use of NSAIDs was associated with an increased risk of atrial  fibrillation.
* NSAIDs  increase the likelihood of gastro-intestinal issues and complications  with long term use.

PROLOTHERAPY AS THE ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE!

Prolotherapy includes injections into the joint and all ligament and tendon attachments that surround that joint .Prolotherapy stimulates the body’s natural process of healing which is  inflammation. Prolotherapy stimulates the normal inflammatory restorative mechanisms of the body,promoting normal collagen and extracellular matrix growth, which ultimately causes the connective tissues and tendons to become thicker and stronger. Prolotherapy results in a joint that is overall stronger and more stable.
To read more about Dr Hauser and  NSAIDS click here .

 

 

 

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Physio Corner

 

Physiotherapy in combination with Prolotherapy is important in the management of chronic pain to improve the strength of the surrounding musculature and to enhance joint stability and to  improve and maintain joint mobility the.
Ozone

 

Prolozone is a technique that combines the principles of Prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It involves injecting combinations of  anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain.

Research shows Prolo Works!

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RESEARCH SHOWS THAT

     PROLO WORKS!

Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy which works to stimulate a natural healing mechanism within injured tissues and joints.It is also referred to as a non -surgical tendon and ligament reconstruction.
In todays world of advancing modern medicine we are faced with many new and often intimidating treatment  options for joint pain and instability.What makes Prolotherapy different from other options? Prolotherapy has much research to  back its claims for successful results.

IN THE OSTEOARTHRITIC KNEE : 
Research showed that Prolotherapy resulted in clinically meaningful sustained improvement of pain, function, and stiffness scores for knee osteoarthritis compared with blinded saline injections and at-home exercises.To read more click here.To view definitive results of Prolo  regenerating the osteoarthritic knee on X-ray,click here.

IN THE LOWER BACK:

Research done on 145 lower back pain Patients showed pain levels decreased from 5.6 to 2.7 after Prolo ;89% experienced more than 50% pain relief with Prolotherapy; more than 80% showed improvements in walking and exercise ability,anxiety, depression and overall disability:75%were able to completely stop taking pain medication.
To read more about this enlightening research click here.

IN CERVICAL INSTABILITY:
This study shows how Prolo for Cervical Whiplash patients resulted in improved stability and a reduction in pain.Click here to read more.

TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER: 
Read this article in the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine giving credit to Prolotherapy in the  treatment of TMD. Click here to read more.

Prolotherapy is undoubtedly a legitamate,successful treatment for joint pain and dysfunction.The best attribute to Prolo is that it achieves success without the long term complications and  side-effects that Steroid injections often exhibit.To read research showing greater success with Prolo compared to Cortico-steroid injections,click here.

 

 

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

 

Physiotherapy works in conjunction with Prolotherapy to restore function and mobility to patients in chronic pain.
Strengthening musculature to regain joint stability and postural education is vital in patient management.
Ozone

 

Prolozone is a technique that combines the concepts of ozone therapy,neural therapy andProlotherapy.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.
To read more about the amazing effects of Prolozone on regenerating joints and eliminating pain click here.
 

Prolo your pelvic pain!

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PROLO YOUR PELVIC  PAIN!

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction refers to a range of problems that occur when muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, lower back, coccyx, or hip joints.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction may include a multitude of clinical conditions;3 of the most common of which include:urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
 

*Urological problems such as poor urine flow,urinary frequency and urgency, and urge incontinence.
*Severe  and frequent pelvic pain and pressure.
*Chronic constipation
*Genital, rectal,and lower back pain.
*Erectile dysfunction
*Vulvodynia
*Painful intercourse and pain with sitting.
*Discomfort with bowel movement.

CAUSES

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can occur after pregnancy or childbirth or as a complication of surgery.It can also be from an undiagnosed infection, trauma from a fall or injury or endometriosis. Weakness or instability of the pelvic ligaments can also cause pelvic pain.

PROLOTHERAPY TO HELP PELVIC PAIN

Prolotherapy works to stimulate an inflammatory response in the impaired,weak,lax pelvic ligaments that promotes healing and repair. Prolotherapy injections cause an increase of blood flow and regenerating cells to the damaged region which then strengthens the pelvic floor  thereby regaining stability.
To read an awe inspiring story of how Prolo solved  this patients Pelvic pain click here.

 

 

 

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Physio Corner

 

Physiotherapy can assist in treating Pelvic Floor dysfunction by strengthening stabilizing musculature in the hip,lower back,sacroiliac region and pelvic floor. Kegel exercises are important to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.To read more about Kegel exercises click here.
Ozone

 

Prolozone uses the power of Ozone and the might of Prolotherapy in it’s inflammatory healing to regenerate injured tissues and joints.
 

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DON’T REPLACE YOUR HIP-REGENERATE IT!

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DONT  REPLACE  YOUR
HIP-      REGENERATE IT !

For many battling with the constant debilitating pain of an osteoarthritic hip,Total Hip replacements offer the promise of new found mobility, function and a life free of pain.The reality however is that many who opt for Hip replacements are left with a multitude of complications and potential long term risks that they are often unaware of. Research appearing in the  British Medical Journal found  7- 23%of patients who’ve had a hip replacement continued to have unresolved pain.

COMPLICATIONS OF HIP REPLACEMENTS:

* With metal on metal hip replacements there is the risk of metal leaching into the blood, which can be toxic.
* Risk of tiny metal fragments breaking off from replaced joint and damaging surrounding tissue.
* Residual pain and reduced function.
* Increased occurrence of revision surgery or early  removal of artificial hip.
* Need for follow up MRI scans to monitor state of hip replacement.
To read more research on the complications of metal on metal total hip replacements click here.

PROLOTHERAPY IS A SAFER SOLUTION

Prolotherapy is a unique injection treatment described as a non surgical joint regeneration that works to promote healing and repair in degenerated tissue. Prolo on patients with chronic unresolved hip pain showed improvement in walking, exercise ability, depression, functional ability and dependence on pain medication.
To read more about this research and the success of Prolo on chronic hip pain click here.

 

 

 

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Physio Corner

 

Physio assists greatly in rehabilitating patients post Hip Replacements by maintaining range of motion,strength and functional ability.
Ozone

 

Ozone injections have the amazing property to stimulate healing and repair within the joint to regenerate joint cartilage and can be seen as an alternative to joint replacement.
 

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