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Struggling with shin splints?

February 16th, 2011 (No Comments)

Shin splints, medically referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome or MTSS, can be a painful condition often leaving runners no option but to discontinue training. The injury involves damage to the muscle insertions along the medial part of the tibia, or lower leg. Standard treatments of ice and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) may help temporarily […]

Study shows PRP superior to steroid injection for chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

January 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

Steroid injections can sometimes help relieve pain with tennis elbow that is unresponsive to conservative treatment. The relief often lasts a limited time, however, and then the pain recurs, sometimes worse. Further, with steroids there is always the potential of further weakening and breaking down the precious tendon fibers making the problem more chronic. This […]

Signs and Symptoms to Know You are a Prolotherapy Candidate

November 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

From Ross Hauser, MD.  11/13/10. #1 – NUMBINESS When people say they have numbness down arms or legs but still have a normal sense of touch, what they really have is numbiness. Referral numbiness is one of the main symptoms that tell us a person will respond to Prolotherapy. Numbiness is almost always from a […]

Neural Therapy

November 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

Neural therapy utilizes a local anesthetic, procaine, and often homeopathic preparations to remove or treat electrical interference fields in the body, originally caused as a result of wounds, scars, surgery, infection, even mental-emotional trauma. These interference fields may produce chronic pain or musculoskeletal dysfunction, or produce more broad ranging problems such as chronic sinus issues, […]

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

November 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a relatively new form of regenerative therapy injections. A sample of the patient’s blood is collected, and then centrifuged to concentrate the platelets, and growth factors which directly encourage cell repair and tissue regeneration. The solution is then injected at the site of injury in the same manner as […]