PROLOTHERAPY IS A NON-SURGICAL OPTION FOR SPORTS INJURY! With Prolotherapy, you can
keep training, get back in the game/event quickly, no down time, no long rehab required, alternative to the much-feared often career-ending surgeries...
RICE: Why We Don't Recommend It
We recommend that to treat acute sports injuries is not with RICE but
with MEAT. (M.E.A.T. stands for Movement, Exercise, Analgesics (pain relievers),
and specific Treatments that increase blood flow. To speed
up recovery from an injury, an athlete or patient should put weight on
the area, move the injured limb, take pain relievers that do not decrease
and then receive specific treatments that encourage healing. These include
physical therapy, massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, magnetic
therapy, and the most potent of the techniques, Prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy injections to the injury site can decrease the usual
and customary healing time by 50 percent or more. Most athletes who
do not heal are unfortunately subjected to more myths to "help them heal," versus
R.I.C.E. treatment is the gold standard for pain management and sports
injuries today. Just go to any emergency room or sports trainer with an
acute ankle sprain or other ligament injury, and the injured person will
be given these instructions: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
people would also receive instructions to take anti-inflammatory medications.
This treatment is recommended because ligament sprains are sometimes accompanied
by quite a bit of swelling, called edema. The premise with the RICE treatment
is that the swelling and edema is harmful to the tissue. Where did such
a preposterous idea originate?
Unfortunately, sports medicine specialists
and athletic trainers fell into the trap that muscles were like tendons
and that tendons were like ligaments. Muscles, unlike ligaments and tendons,
are encapsulated within a tight, compartmental, special tissue called fascia.
These fascial sheaths only have a limited amount of space and in high-energy
trauma, as can occur in sports, this limited space can be encroached upon
by a hematoma (blood clot in the muscle) or be externally compressed by
a hematoma in another compartment (or broken bone, etc.).
Ross Hauser, MD is a Prolotherapy doctor and
Medical Director of Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services
in Oak Park, Illinois. In this video, Dr. Hauser performs
a Prolotherapy treatment to a knee, demonstrating the Prolotherapy
injection technique practiced at Caring Medical. Dr. Hauser
treats patients from around the globe with Hackett-Hemwall
Prolotherapy and has found it is an excellent alternative
to knee surgery, NSAID treatment, and cortisone injections.
If you would like to see our other videos on Prolotherapy,
or would like to email us to see if Prolotherapy can help
your knee pain, please visit www.caringmedical.com.
Prolotherapy can be used in almost all painful knee conditions
and injuries, including: meniscal tear, knee tendinosis,
osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, tendon injury,
ligament injury, ACL injury, anterior cruciate ligament tear,
MCL, injury, medial collateral ligament tear, iliotibial
band injury, sports injuries, and knee joint instability.
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any new health plans without first consulting your personal health care
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Prolotherapy may not be effective for every individual and there are risks involved,
these risks should be discussed with your physician. Results achieved
with some may not be typical of all. Please consult a physician.
is no known cure for arthritis. Prolotherapy and nutritional supplements
can help alleviate, reverse, or end arthritic pain by treating an underlying
cause that contributes to degenerative disease, ligament laxity. Strengthening
ligaments and other connective tissue can help prevent bone on bone arthritis