A Case History
Failed Surgery, Prolotherapy, and PRP – Knee Pain
As you know, we receive emails from all over the world. This email really hit home and addresses exactly what we have been trying to tell people with our newsletters and written materials. Surgery did not fix his problem. He tried Prolotherapy, but did not receive Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy. Now he is contemplating one shot of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to help his injured knee. As we have said before, one shot is not going to heal the entire area.
Estradiol and Prolotherapy
One of our jobs at Caring Medical is to help our patients have the best chance to heal from their pain. Prolotherapy is the treatment of choice in our opinion for lax (injured) tendons and ligament which cause pain.
There are plenty of things a person can do to aid healing. A good diet and proper exercise are a given. Most people intuitively know why they are important, and we can educate folks in the particulars. Not so apparent is the effect that hormones can have on the healing response.
WHY WE DON’T RELY ON MRIs
It is prudent for a patient to consider why he or she is getting an MRI. If a patient wants to get surgery then go ahead and get an MRI. There is almost no other reason to get one. MRI’s cannot tell a person what is causing their pain, it only confirms what is known by the history and physical examination.
Most MRI findings have nothing to do with why the person has pain and is thus the reason for most ‘failed surgery syndromes.’ Almost all people even after surgery are not pain free. Surgery for pain in the best case scenario should be done only after all of the conservative treatments have been tried and failed. This includes Prolotherapy! ● (MRI – Knee Research Study)
For the Athlete
● New Video Prolotherapy for Runners with Foot and Ankle Injuries
● New Video Prolotherapy for Runners with a Heel Spur or Foot Pain
Enhancing Healing Through Diet
● Diet Soda: What’s the deal?
● Alternative foods for casein, dairy allergies or sensitivities
● Understanding Food: Back to the Basics