What is the best Prolotherapy treatment route for chronic pain and/or injury. Is it Prolotherapy with dextrose, sodium morrhuate, minerals, hormones, PRP, and even stem cell therapy using bone marrow?
PRP Prolotherapy versus dextrose Prolotherapy:
A side-by-side comparison study has yet to be published, Ross Hauser, M.D. utilizes PRP Prolotherapy his office as well as dextrose Prolotherapy, and both certainly work well. Dr. Hauser has published a paper on the use of PRP Prolotherapy in knee patients with meniscus tears told they needed surgery who were able to resolve their injuries with PRP Prolotherapy instead of surgery.
Dr. Hauser says in his opinion that it is not necessary to use PRP Prolotherapy on all patients for all conditions. It has its place, but it is not needed for all patients. That would only add undue cost and time when dextrose Prolotherapy will work great for a wide array of conditions.
Dr. Hauser has a new video out on the subject that you can view below
Basic Information on Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Free access article from the Journal of Prolotherapy by Ross Hauser, M.D.
In this article Dr. Hauser discusses the basic preparation of the blood platelets into growth factor solution before the treatment is admistered to the patient.
Dr. Hauser is recognized as a leading physician in the practice of Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments (PRP) and Prolotherapy.
Ross Hauser, M.D. explains the different types of Prolotherapy injections.
A recent Runner’s World article cited the seven most common running injuries – how they are caused, how to rehab them and how to prevent them from coming back again. Not surprisingly these common running injuries have many of the same causes ranging from increasing mileage too soon, running in old shoes, weak muscle strength or structural weaknesses in the hips, knees and ankles.
No matter the cause, the solution is usually the same:
Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) coupled with anti-inflammatory medication and a possible brace or splint.
A cutback in mileage or discontinuation of running for a few weeks up to a year.
Cross train on the elliptical, bike or in the pool.
Strengthening various muscle weaknesses associated with the specific injury .
While some of the above help (you can read further on our views of RICE, anti-inflammatories, steroid shots and braces) they may not always heal completely. These traditional treatments for running injuries often miss the foot problem, causing the runner to cease training and risk dropping out of the race. Thankfully, Prolotherapy offers a successful alternative to the common treatments for running injuries.
Let’s take a look at the most common running injuries & what Prolotherapy can do to heal them.
Definition: Runner’s knee is often diagnosed as chondromalacia patella or patallefemoral syndrome. The patella, or kneecap, is covered on its backside with the thickest layer of articular cartilage of all the joints in the body. Runner’s knee or Chondromalacia patella occurs when this cartilage deteriorates or erodes. Wearing away and cracking of the cartilage under the kneecap results in pain and degeneration which subsequently causes the cartilage to become rough and causes the kneecap not to glide smoothly over the knee. Many runners report that the pain feels worse while going down the stairs.
Prolotherapy to the knee induces inflammation to stimulate the immune system and bring in healing factors to the knee cartilage and surrounding knee ligaments. Therefore the cartilage behind the knee is built up again and strengthened. As the cartilage regenerates the cracking and pain diminishes and the kneecap is able to glide normally over the knee. Runners are encouraged to cycle and cross train throughout the course of treatment. Dr. Hauser gives specific guidance on resuming running, and many athletes are able to get back to training and run the race they have their hopes set on.
Definition: The Achilles tendon attaches the two major calf muscles to the back of the heel. It is the largest tendon of the human body and is one of the most commonly injured tendons in sports. Achilles tendon injuries occur when stress, such as overtraining, causes the tendon to tighten and eventually become irritated, resulting in pain.We have also seen this occur when runners switch too quickly to the popular “barefoot running” type shoes which can stretch the Achilles more than the body is used to.
The condition begins as a tendonitis because the Achilles tendon is trying to strengthen. Remember, the body is trying to heal itself through this inflammation. But often, because of NSAIDs and cortisone shots, the inflammatory process is halted. The tendon then begins to show signs of cellular damage and collagen degeneration. This is called tendinosis. Tendon pathology such as this can be encouraged to repair itself with Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy to the tendon can stimulate the growth of the tissue to make it stronger.
Definition: The hamstrings are the muscles running down the back of the thighs. They are responsible for bending the knee and extending the hip, and are used most when running, especially at speed. Pain occurs when there is tightness or weakness of the hamstrings or when the quadriceps (muscles on the front of the leg) are stronger than the hamstrings. One cause of hamstring pain is called tight hamstring muscle syndrome. It is most likely due to the pinching of the nerve that extends to the hamstring muscle because of the dislocation of a vertebra. Another theory is that it is a postural compensation for the displacement of the disc. And finally, it can involve ligament weakness that puts excessive stress on the hamstring muscle. On top of this, many of our jobs involve daily sitting, which also shortens the hamstrings.
Healing: In the case of tight hamstring muscle syndrome, Prolotherapy can help by strengthening the fibro-osseous junction of the ischial tuberosity, a point of attachment for the hamstring muscles. If the problem resides within the hamstring muscle itself, massage and myofascial release therapy will also be done. Neural therapy to the muscle belly and surrounding structures can also be given to relax the muscle and improve healing.
Definition: Plantar fasciitis involves painful inflammation on the bottom of the foot, along the thin layer of tough tissue known as the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is made of collagen that is more rigid and non-stretchy. Repeated microscopic tears of the plantar fascia cause pain that is most notable in the morning after getting out of bed. Many of our patients with plantar fasciitis report that they feel like they will never walk again, let alone run.
Prolotherapy injections to the bottom of the foot strengthen the fascia and relieve pain. Dr. Hauser often recommends other ways to strengthen the fascia such as walking barefoot, wearing sandals, or using toe stretchers. He also provides specific guidance for cross training and running, allowing the body to fully heal before resuming full-on running, but allowing the athlete to continue to maintain his/her fitness levels, so as not to lose any ground.
Definition: Shin splints are known as medial tibial stress syndrome and can plague runners in their dominant leg. As with other injuries, shin splints can result from specific ligament weaknesses and cartilage degeneration in the shin. Tender areas are often felt in the form of one or more small bumps along either side of the shinbone. Boy, is this a painful injury, and one that lingers!
Healing: The only way to strengthen these ligaments and generate cartilage growth is through Prolotherapy that will stimulate plantar calcaneonavicular and posterior talofibular ligament repair. Orthotics are may also be a good addition to the healing program if the problem relates to gait. Dr. Hauser may also use neural therapy injections to assist with healing shin splints.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Definition: The iliotibial (IT) band runs along the outside of the thigh from the hip to the outside of the knee. The IT band stabilizes the knee during running. If there is any overpronation or weakness in the hip adductors or gluteal muscles the IT band will rub the side of the femur resulting in inflammation and irritation of the knee.
In the case of ITBS, Prolotherapy can help by stimulating ligament repair in the hip or knee joints allowing the IT band to loosen in its stabilization of a loose joint. The pain of ITBS is most commonly due to tendon and ligament weakness or cartilage deterioration. The safest and most effective natural medicine treatment for repairing tendon, ligament and cartilage damage is Prolotherapy. After the healing is achieved, maintaining proper gait/form is essential to prevention. Dr. Hauser can assess your gait while in the office.
Definition: Stress fractures arise from overtraining as fatigues muscles are no longer able to absorb the shock of training. Therefore the bone takes over in shock absorption and tiny cracks, or stress fractures, occur in the bone. This injury occurs most commonly in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot. This is a serious and long lasting injury because not only do the muscles need to rest but the bone needs repair as well.
Prolotherapy heals stress fractures by strengthening the fibro-osseous (ligament-bone) junction in the area of the stress fracture. The inflammation induced by Prolotherapy strengthens the bone covering, or the periosteum, as well as the ligamentous and tendon/muscular attachments to the area. Neural therapy injections may also be given around the site of the stress fracture in order to increase the circulation in the area.Sometimes athletes’ hormone levels may also need to be checked to ensure that they are producing adequate levels to ensure healing. Adequate intake of Vitamin D, calcium, and protein are also essential to healing stress fractures. Sometimes athletes may feel that they are eating healthy, but in reality, they are not eating according to their physiology and may need to change their diets.
Runners’ injuries respond well to Prolotherapy because Prolotherapy addresses the root cause of the pain, which usually stems from structural weaknesses or cartilage degeneration from overuse. In simple terms, Prolotherapy stimulates the body to repair painful areas. It does so by inducing a mild inflammatory reaction in the weakened ligaments and cartilage. Since the body heals by inflammation, Prolotherapy stimulates healing.
At Caring Medical, runners receive a physical examination by Dr. Ross Hauser that identifies the root cause of the pain. Prolotherapy addresses the root problem, leading to safe and effective healing, allowing runners to get back to what they love. If you are plagued by injury or you are starting to feel an injury coming on, don’t rest until you give us a call. Prolotherapy can get you back in the race.
Ross A. Hauser, M.D
Dr. Hauser the Medical Director of the comprehensive Prolotherapy, PRP, and Bone Marrow Prolotherapy clinic, Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois running related injuries. Dr. Hauser is one of the leading experts in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries with Prolotherapy.
Alternative treatment for osteitis pubis
Runner finds help for groin pain after a 2 year search, plus 2 surgeries!
WB a 27 year old runner from Indiana came to see us with a diagnosis of osteitis pubis. Running especially aggravated the injury but most activities aggravate it. Patient reported that if he rested the injury for a few days, he would be pain free. But then after running a mile or so, then the pain became so bad that he had to stop all activity again after just two days of running. WB’s pain started in the bilateral groin area and got progressivly worse. He also reported that the pain radiated to the abdomen and inner thighs. He was checked by a sports medicine doctor for hernias back in 2008 and had two hernia repairs at that time. However, WB reported that he continued to have his same type of pain even after the hernia repair surgery. He then tried several cortisone injections into the pubic symphysis area which helped the pain for about 1-2 weeks, but then the pain would return. He felt that the pubic symphysis area was where the pain was originating from and that it radiated out from there. He had also tried taking oral anti-inflammatory medications for a short period of time, but those stopped working as well. WB reported that his pain was a 7/10 typically, worse when he tried to workout. WB had been suffering with this condition for two years before finding Caring Medical on the internet.
WB’s initial consultation & treatment:
Dr. Hauser examined WB and felt that he was correct. The underlying cause of his pain was due to ligament laxity in the pubic symphysis area. Because this problem was so longstanding and chronic, Dr. Hauser also recommended a strong solution, so sodium morrhuate was added to the regular dextrose Prolotherapy solution. The patient received 36 cc to the area and was told to avoid using anti-inflammatories, to use heat instead of ice, and to utilize natural healing supplements.
What about exercise?
Because this injury had been going on for so long and due to the history of running worsening the pain, Dr. Hauser advised WB to avoid running until his next appointment. Now you might think that WB was horrified at that recommendation, but Dr. Hauser showed him other less traumatic ways to continue his level of fitness including training on the ellipitical or recumbant bike, as well as swimming. WB had the right attitude – he looked at this as a good reason to start cross training. Who knows? He might end up doing a triathlon!?
WB reported that after his first visit he felt no pain with activity, but he did not run, as he was instructed to avoid doing. On WB’s second visit 3 weeks later, Dr. Hauser treated the same area and asked the patient to begin exercising on the elliptical. Patient was unable to swim as he didn’t have access to a pool. He was taking the supplements and thought that these helped his healing. WB’s third treatment produced even more pain relief and Dr. Hauser allowed WB to start running with planned walk breaks. On WB’s fourth visit, he reported that he started running and weight lifting. He was definitely feeling improvement in the level of pain and the frequency. On treatment number 5, WB reported that his pain was significantly improved. He had also greatly increased his exercise and physical activity so he did experience some pain because most likely he added too much back too soon. Dr. Hauser treated the area again with the strong solution. On the patient’s last treatment (7 total) Dr. Hauser used PRP (platelet rich plasma) to give him that final level of healing he was looking for. After this treatment, he reported that his condition had 100% resolved. He is back to running and weight lifting with out incident. Except for one minor problem – he injured his left shoulder from all the weight lifting! Guess what? Yup! He is now treating his shoulder with Prolotherapy! So far, he has had 3 treatments and is seeing great results. He reports it is much more stable and he no longer hears any cracking or pain with palpation or activity. WB is back to doing light weight-lifting, and is still able to run.
Pubic pain in athletes:
Pain of the pubic symphysis area is often overlooked and blamed on the more “glamorous” abdominal muscles and adductor muscles which attach in this area. When there is pain attributable to this area, the diagnosis is called “abdominal muscle pull” or “adductor tendonitis.” You can see how this affected WB – he ended up with two hernia surgeries, only to be left with the same pain he had prior to the surgeries!
Muscles have a massive blood supply and heal extremely quickly. Rarely are they the cause of pain that lasts more than a few days. An athlete who continues to complain of pain in the groin area requires examination of other structures and other diagnoses should be considered. It is rare that an athlete with this complaint reports that the pubic symphysis has been previously examined. Most athletic trainers and orthopedists do not ever consider this structure as a source of pain.
If the area is examined, the diagnosis of osteitis pubis is commonly made, which means that the pubis is inflamed. Once this diagnosis is made, ice, anti-inflammatories, and anything else that can be thrown to the athlete to decrease the inflammation is given. Because the body is trying to heal the pubic symphysis area by inflammation this is exactly the opposite of what is needed. As you can see, this is exactly what happened to WB. If he had not found Caring Medical on the internet, who knows what would have happened to WB. He might have ended up with chronic pain for the rest of this life and he certainly would not have been able to run again.
Ross A. Hauser, M.D
Dr. Hauser the Medical Director of the comprehensive Prolotherapy, PRP, and Bone Marrow Prolotherapy clinic, Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois treating groin pain and other running related injuries. Dr. Hauser is one of the leading experts in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries with Prolotherapy.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) and bone marrow to grow cartilage
What is the role of platelet rich plasma in bone marrow prolotherapy for articular cartilage regeneration?
It is already well established that bone marrow contains mesenchymal stem cells, also called connective tissue progenitor cells. The question is “How can we get these stem or progenitor cells to repopulate an area the quickest?” How can we get stem cells to proliferate and differentiate the way we want them?
Recently researchers at Stanford University Medical Center asked these questions.1 Specifically they tested, whether platelet rich plasma (PRP) may be useful for cartilage regeneration by seeing mesenchymal stem cells grew more quickly when grown in a medium with PRP.1
PRP can be defined as plasma with enriched levels of platelets relative to whole blood. Within platelets are alpha granules that contain powerful growth factors that are proposed to substantially aid the healing of soft tissue structures such as tendons. PRP is one of the available proliferants used at Caring Medical for Prolotherapy, thus we call it appropriately PRPP or Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy.
The Stanford researchers found a 10% PRP solution caused a fivefold increase in mesenchymal stem cell proliferation after 7 days. The PRP treatment also caused an increase in expression of markers of both chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation by human mesenchymal stem cells. They noted, “Adding PRP to mesenchymal stem cells and then using the combination to treat bone, ligament, tendon, or cartilage may be valuable….this suggests that PRP may selectively encourage mesenchymal stem cell differentiation along a chondrogenic line.”
This article provides some of the scientific research that supports the use of PRP in Bone Marrow Prolotherapy. While direct bone marrow aspiration injection (direct Bone Marrow Prolotherapy) involves the injection of only bone marrow into the injured tissues and joints; concentrated bone marrow aspiration can include just bone marrow or bone marrow combined with PRP. Either of these solutions is then concentrated to make whatever volume is needed. An example of would be someone coming for advanced osteoarthritis and a total of 12cc of solution is desired (6cc for each knee). If PRP is used, 20cc of PRP could be combined with 30 cc of bone marrow and then the solution concentrated down (to concentrate the cells and growth factors) to 12cc.
The reason to use the PRP would be the same as the article shows, to enhance the growth of the mesenchymal stem cells, only the stimulation would occur in situ or in its natural environment. Where would that be? The injections are given at the site of the knee arthritis. The mesenchymal stem cells (bone marrow concentrate) and PRP (concentrate) would be injected right into the person’s arthritic knees!
In our office, this is typically done every six to eight weeks and normally takes four to six visits to achieve pain resolution. Before and after x-rays or MRIs are encouraged to better quantify the articular cartilage and/or meniscus regeneration. The most important result, however, is the decrease in the pain level, improved joint range of motion, and increased walking and exercise ability.
Ross A. Hauser, M.D.
Dr. Hauser the Medical Director of the comprehensive Prolotherapy, PRP, and Bone Marrow Prolotherapy clinic, Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Hauser is one of the leading experts in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries with Prolotherapy.
An alternative treatment for shin splints
Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is caused by injury to muscle attachments onto the medial tibia which can include the soleus, posterior tibialis, among others. While traditional medicine treats shin splints with rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) and NSAIDs, these can often make the structures weaker and is one of the reasons shin splints often come back. Many athletes look to alternative treatments like Prolotherapy as a long-term solution to dealing with shin splint pain. In our practice in Oak Park Illinois, we use Prolotherapy to stimulate the body to repair the painful injured area(s) when the body’s natural healing process is not able to do the job on its own. As an avid runner myself, I know how it feels to be sidelined with a running injury!
In a study published in the February 2011 issue by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the effectiveness of Prolotherapy was documented. Prolotherapy has long proven to be a great option for treating shin splints compared to traditional remedies because Prolotherapy strengthens the weakened areas, which is good news for runners who can’t seem to get over the pain. In our experience, typically 3-6 visits of Prolotherapy are needed to resolve chronic shin splints. This study proves what we have known for years! Prolotherapy gets runners back on the road much more quickly than the traditional treatments of icing, wrapping, and rest – which may linger on for months and months.
Do I Need to Modify My Training?
We recommends that you continue your training and activities while receiving Prolotherapy. Runners however may want to decrease mileage and avoid doing too much too soon. Using the ellipitcal or power walking on the treadmill set at an incline to keep the heart rate up can help you continue to exercise during treatments. Stretching the Achilles and calf muscles is very important as is strengthening the lower leg muscles. Listen to your body. While some muscle aches or discomforts are to be expected when you push yourself, pain is not. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. If you continue exercising through pain, you risk injury. And if you have an injury, seek help. You risk more damage and your recovery will take longer if you don’t!
In other words, traditional treatments for running injuries often miss the root problem, causing the runner to cease training and risk dropping out of the race completely. Prolotherapy addresses the real problem, leading to safe and effective healing, allowing runners to get back to what they love. Many of our runner patients’ races have been saved using Prolotherapy to get them safely back to running. If you are plagued by injury or you are starting to feel an injury coming on, don’t rest until you give us a call. Prolotherapy can get you back in the race.
Dr. Hauser received his M.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago; completed his residency at Loyola-Hines VA-Marianjoy Hospitals in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hauser is the Medical Director and co-founder of the physician-run, comprehensive Prolotherapy, PRP, and Bone Marrow Prolotherapy clinic, Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Hauser is one of the leading experts in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries with Prolotherapy. He, along with his wife Marion, have written seven books on the topic of Prolotherapy, a comprehensive book on the natural medicine approach to cancer, as well as a myriad of articles and newsletters for the general public.
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● Trigger Finger and Arthritis in the 81 year old patient
David came to Caring Medical a few months ago from one of the local Chicago suburbs about 20 miles away to have Dr. Hauser evaluate the pain he experienced in both of his hands. He had been battling pain for over ten years with no relief. He had tried various rounds of cortisone shots and was told he needed surgery to his hands. At 81 years of age he was having trouble gripping objects and had pain when golfing, cutting the grass, and any activity that required grasping and gripping.
● Caring Medical offers second opinion on cases that appears to have plateaued
We received the following email recently from a patient in Oklahoma, “I have received 3 Prolotherapy treatments from a local physician for my sacroiliac joint. The first treatment reduced my pain about 50%. The 2nd and 3rd treatments gave me marginal improvement, but it seems like I have plateaued in my progress.
● Diet Helps Healing When Jean was having trouble healing her back with Prolotherapy, we recommended Diet Typing to ensure that her body is able to support the immune response that Prolotherapy was stimulating. She was about 70% better than when she had started Prolotherapy treatments, but she was ready to get to 100% pain free living.
For the Athlete
● Snapping Scapula Syndrome
● NSAIDs: Why We Do Not Recommend Them
● Treatment for shin splints with Prolotherapy
Enhancing Healing Through Diet
· Sleep and insulin resistance – what is the connection?
· Can your food cause Alzheimer’s disease
· There’s a Whole Lot of Whole Grain Options
· The Hauser Diet for Diabetes
● Loose bodies on Arthroscopy Loose bodies are fragments of bone, cartilage, or collagen that are located in the joint cavities. The most common location is the knee. Sometimes these loose bodies, truly are loose, they move freely within the joint and can be entrapped between the articular surfaces of say the knee bones (like the femur and tibia). This can cause symptoms such as intermittent joint locking, limitation of motion, pain and sometimes swelling. There are other types of loose bodies that are not so loose. The fragments attach into a bursa (a fluid filled sac that prevents friction between bone and soft tissue structure such as a tendon) or stabilize onto some structure such as the synovium. Most loose bodies do not produce symptoms and are found incidentally on X-ray.
● My MRI is Terrible Does Caring Medical order MRIs? Almost never. In my opinion, 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! Degenerated joints, including degenerated or herniated discs, signify ligament laxity. Ligament laxity or vertebral instabilities are the reason that discs become degenerated. A herniated disc by definition means the nucleus pulposis (gelatin part of the disc) has herniated through the annulus fibrosis, which is ligamentous tissue. Caring Medical has helped many people with acute and chronic disc herniations and degenerated discs resolve their pain and disability without surgery. For a person in relatively good shape and immune function (good healing ability) the likelihood of success is even higher. Prolotherapy by stimulating the ligaments to heal, helps the vertebral segment become stabilized and thus eliminates the reason for the degenerated disc.
● Prolotherapy for the Achilles Tendon 5 treatments – 5 months Mark was an avid runner and softball player who was struggling with painful Achilles tendonitis. The pain was present for over a year and after no relief from cortisone shots or electrical stimulation.
Back Pain Links
● Degenerative Disc Disease Articles
● Low back pain
● Low Back Pain and Prolotherapy
● Low and mid back pain
● Low back and sitz bone
● Ankylosing Spondylitis
● BACK PAIN-WHAT’S THE DIAGNOSIS?
● Loose Ligaments and Back Pain
● Prolotherapy-Back Surgery-Spinal Fusion
● Compression Fracture
● Facet Syndrome
● Sacroiliac Pain
● Tarlov Cysts
● The problem with getting properly diagnosed: SI strain
● Prolotherapy Spondylolisthesis
● SPINAL DISC PROBLEMS
● Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
● Scoliosis and Prolotherapy
● Spinal Stenosis and Prolotherapy
● Spinal Cord Stimulators
● Spinal Stenosis and Prolotherapy
● MRIs, Herniated Discs, Prolotherapy
● Radiofrequency denervation
● Women, Back Pain and Hormones
● Sacroiliac Blog
● BACK PAIN BLOG
For the Athlete
● Ross Hauser, MD on Shoulder Injuries in swimmers in USMS
● Rugby knee injury in high school athlete
● Post fracture pain treated with Prolotherapy
● Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Prolotherapy for Athletes
● The shoes you wear can affect knees and joints in arthritic patients
Ross A. Hauser, M.D.
Dr. Hauser is the Medical Director and co-founder of the Chicago area based chronic pain clinic Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois. CMRS is nationally recognized as a leading center specializing in Prolotherapy and PRP Prolotherapy (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy),
Dr. Hauser is one of the leading experts in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries with Prolotherapy and PRP Prolotherapy. He, along with his wife Marion, have many books and Prolotherapy research papers on the topic of Prolotherapy.
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● Is there an age limit to getting Prolotherapy?
Losing the ability to be mobile and active is possibly the worst thing that can happen to people as they age. Activity truly keeps the blood flowing. Joints like the hips and knees depend on walking and weight-bearing activities to provide nourishment to the joint cartilage. No walking, no nourishment. No nourishment, no cartilage. No cartilage, no movement. Walking keeps people alive and keeps the body functioning It stiffness sets in, the grave may follow.
Why not treat all patients with Platelet Rich Plasma? Here is my bottom line related to joint instability and PRP. If you have joint instability, you can receive PRP Prolotherapy to the joint a hundred times and you will continue to have instability if ligament laxity (weakness) is involved.
For the Athlete
● Hip Osteoarthritis Prolotherapy is a great option for the athlete who wishes to quickly heal an injury and return to the sport that they love. Larry was one such athlete who we treated last summer from a far north suburb of Chicago. He had been practicing martial arts and bodybuilding for years until he hit age 54. It was then that he experienced a hip injury that took him out of martial arts. Now, two years later he was desperate to get back to his active lifestyle. Not only did chronic pain keep him from martial arts, it also interfered with his daily activities and his sleep. Despite a few years of PUSH therapy his pain remained. When he visited an orthopedist he was diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis of the hip. One shot of PRP into a joint is not going to regenerate an injured, lax ligament that is responsible for providing joint stability.
Enhancing Healing Through Diet
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