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Shoulder Instability Will Prolotherapy Therapy
Unclear : Prolo is a type of treatment that has some strong advocates, but i'm skeptical about its benefits in this situation and many others for which it is offered. The important thing is to understand the 'why' behind your instability and to address that directly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A shoulder injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his shoulder. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken ends out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too ...Read more
Prolotherapy, prolozone, or platelet rich plasma during physical therapy? Which best odds for mild but troublesome bulging cervical disc?
Get another opinion: As a mild bulging disc in your neck is not the issue nor are the treatments your are mentioning other than some short term pt. Time is the best healer as is the judicious use of some medications and other possible pain management techniques but get an opinion from an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will prp plus stem cell therapy to injured/ strained si ligaments work? Will it cause scar tissue or normal tissue? Is it better than prolotherapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma: There is not much good data that I am aware of showing that prolotherapy is effective. PRP or platelet rich plasma is showing effectiveness in small studies for several indications. These include: Facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries, and more. Based on my experience, I recommend PRP therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have you heard of prolotherapy? If so, how efective is it on shoulder connective tissues and labrum?
Not proven: Prolotherapy involves injection of dextrose(sugar) solution into ligaments to induce repair and strengthening. The labrum is made of a different kind of connective tissue, and if damaged, i.e.. Thorn, it will not likely respond to prolotherapy. If detached from the glenoid(socket) of the shoulder it needs to be re attached. This will not happen with prolotherapy but requires surgery. ...Read more
Have bump on back of my at. Dr. Thinks may be tendinopathy. Have tendonitis & calcaneal spur. What r treatment 4 tendinopathy? I get prolotherapy now
PRP unreliable data: Although it's popular, the prp injections may not do any benefit. For other treatments, ultrasound therapy, shockwave therapy, continued physical therapy all provide some relief. Lastly, removal of spur and tendon repair is an option if chronically painful without relief. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question regarding prolotherapy and prolozone treatment for ligament / tendon / cartilage injuries ? What are some doctor opinions on these treatments
Prolozone: Prolozone is injection of ozone and nutrients into the joint space. I have found it very effective in my practice as a natural option to avoid drugs and surgery. If injections are not successful surgery is still an option. I always try to avoid surgical intervention if possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: No! no studies exist to support this! ...Read more
What to do if I have multidirectional shoulder instability (mdi) and i'mt aking physical therapy this friday. What should ie xpect?
Exercises!: Multidirectional instability (mdi) of the shoulder is a condition that should initially be treated with a dedicated conservative physical therapy program. The goal is to strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint to provide dynamic stability to the joint, as the underlying problem in mdi is due to static ligamentous laxity. You should expect a lot of muscle strengthening exercises. ...Read more
Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechanics. We would suggest having an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can determine what exercises are appropriate for your shoulder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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