Hip Tendonitis Pain, Try Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Pain Relief

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Relief from Hip Tendonitis

Tendonitis is characterized by inflammation of a tendon. A tendon is tissue that attaches muscles to bones. Tendonitis can affect any tendon in the body, but most commonly occurs around shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and hips. It is a common sports, hobby, and occupational injury and the etiology is typically overuse.

Hip tendonitis is often caused by repetitive strain related to overuse. This happens in individuals performing heavy physical work that involves the hip, and includes activities such as performing exercises that are beyond the capacity of the body’s tolerance. When an individual begins a new type of exercise or sport, the muscles and tendons may not be accustomed to the movements required and hence injury can occur. Similarly, increasing the duration and intensity of exercise may result in injury leading to hip tendonitis. Sudden progression in exercise without appropriate preparation may also cause hip tendonitis. Individuals who are engaged in sports such as cycling and running when associated with over straining also have the higher chances for developing hip tendonitis.

Today, regenerative medicine techniques have been proven to both regenerate ligaments and joints thereby, relieving pain. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is one such technique that uses injections of your own platelets and growth factors, extracted from your blood. The blood draw and injection are done at the same office visit, an outpatient clinical procedure.

PRP has shown great promise in stimulating repair of body tissues including tendons, ligaments and cartilage. PRP mimics the body’s innate response to an injury by stimulating platelet activation. The activation of platelets plays a dynamic role in soft tissue healing.

Research shows that PRP is superior to other injections in the treatment of chronic tendonitis. The growth factors in PRP can signal the body to initiate a healing response in the local injected tissues. Healing is the first step in injured tissues regenerating their strength and function. It has been used extensively in professional athletes who seek hurried return to play.

If you have an injury or condition involving a tendon, ligament, joint or osteoarthritis, PRP may be a nonsurgical option for you.

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Shoulder Pain Relief with Prolozone Therapy

How Prolozone Provides Shoulder Pain Relief

Injury or disease of the shoulder joint can cause shoulder pain. Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. It can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones of the joint. The design of the shoulder joint is such that it sacrifices stability for mobility.  As an extremely mobile joint that plays a central role in the action of a major extremity, the shoulder is at risk for injury.

Common injuries of the shoulder can lead to inflammation of the bursae (bursitis) or tendons (tendonitis or tendinitis) and result in a torn rotator cuff with dysfunction, impingement, as well as instability and frozen shoulder. Labral tears can be from torn cartilage. Fracture of the bones of the shoulder (such as from biking falls) can cause intense shoulder pain. Pain can also occur in the shoulder from diseases or conditions that involve the shoulder joint (including arthritis such as osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis with bone spurs), the soft tissues and bones surrounding the shoulder, or the nerves that supply sensation to the shoulder area.

Where many traditional therapies do not provide healing or complete pain relief, Prolozone Therapy uses localized injections of ozone to regenerate new tissue in areas where it has become damaged. Ozone has been used in medicine for over seventy years. It is a naturally occurring molecule that consists of three atoms of oxygen. Oxygen atoms usually combine in pairs, because they are much more stable that way. The third atom of oxygen present in ozone gives it a much greater capacity for inducing healing than any other naturally occurring substance. Prolozone therapy uses the power of oxygen to stimulate the body to heal itself. It is excellent for all forms of musculo-skeletal and joint pain including many forms of shoulder pain.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Hip Pain Due to Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) One Treatment Option for Hip Pain and Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is it? Iliotibial band syndrome is inflammation of the Iliotibial band on the outside of the knee as it rubs against the outside of the knee joint. Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common causes of hip and/or knee pain among athletes.

Symptoms of ITBS. Symptoms include pain over the outside of the knee which will come on gradually over time getting progressively worse until running must stop. Typically the athlete will rest for a period of time until symptoms go only for them to return so far into a run when training resumes.  The pain is caused from swelling or inflammation of a muscle group, the tendons that attach muscles to the knee or hip, and/or the bursa that surrounds the attachments at the hip and/or knee.

What is the clinical presentation? Typically, ITBS presents with a history of pain with activity (walking, running, cycling, etc.), with soreness at the outside of the knee just above the joint. Pain can radiate up or down and include the hip and/or ankle. Climbing steps and running downhill are common irritating activities. Rest can help alleviate symptoms in the short term but isn’t a long-term remedy.

Regenerative Medicine Techniques to treat ITBS – There are various regenerative medicine techniques that are used to heal ligaments and joints. The use of platelet-rich plasma is one such therapy. Platelets are not just for clotting, immune response, or angiogenesis. Four percent of blood volume is platelets. They are the first cells to arrive at the injury site, they initiate the healing cascade, and – importantly – they contain the growth factors required for collagen regeneration.23 Put simply, instead of stimulating an inflammatory healing cascade to bring platelets and growth factors to the site of injury, with PRP the platelets are extracted from whole blood via a variety of centrifuge methods, and injected in high concentrations directly into the target sites. The result is an enhanced healing response, with less discomfort and fewer treatments.

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Herniated Disc Pain – Prolozone Can Help

Pain from Herniated Discs of the Cervical Spine – Prolozone Can Help

Herniated discs can cause a variety of different symptoms, but those symptoms can vary depending on where the disc herniation occurs in your spine.

Herniated discs in the cervical portion of your spine are less common than in the lumbar portion of the spine because there is less disc material and much less force applied to the disc in the cervical area compared to the lumbar portion. You put a decent amount of pressure on your cervical spine when you’re hunched over looking at your phone, but it’s your lumbar spine that absorbs the majority of the force when you bend over to pick something up or you twist and turn your body during athletic competition.

Symptoms of a herniated disc in the cervical spine differ based on the degree of herniation and the specific vertebrae in question. For example, herniation of a cervical disc will generally involve some nerve compression or impingement, and which nerves are compressed will dictate your symptoms. Compression at the C4 or C5 disc level can contribute to regionalized pain, shoulder pain or muscle weakness in the upper arms, while impingement at the C6 or C7 level can cause numbness in your fingers, weakened grip strength or pain that radiates down your arm.

If your symptoms are generally expressed on the upper portion of your body, like your shoulders, arms and hands, there’s a good chance that the disc herniation is housed in the cervical portion of your spine.

Prolozone is one treatment that has proven to relieve pain, while repairing cervical herniated discs.

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Restore Nerves and Eliminate Shoulder Pain with Neural Prolotherapy

Neural Prolotherapy for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can arise from joints, muscles, tendons, and bursa in and around the shoulder region as well as from more distant locations like the neck, upper back, or even referred pain from the gall bladder. The onset of shoulder pain is highly variable as it can occur without an obvious cause, or it can be related to a specific mechanism of injury such as a work or sports injury. Shoulder pain can also occur as a result of repetitive trauma over time, such as a job requiring overhead reaching. Neurological injuries such as stroke or a pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder pain as well. Experts estimate that as much as half of the population experiences shoulder pain each year, though many people often decide to “just live with it” and therefore, don’t seek treatment. However, shoulder and neck disorders do account for 18% of disability payments for MSK pain.

Factors that contribute to shoulder pain:

• Inflammatory conditions: Tendonitis, bursitis (the bursa are the fluid-filled sacs that lubricate the surrounding tissues), osteoarthritis (the “wearing out” kind), and rheumatoid arthritis (the autoimmune kind). Inflammatory conditions are a common cause of shoulder impingement (see below).

• Excessive Motion: Instability can arise from tearing of the joint capsule, tendons, and/or ligaments that become lax after healing. The terms “strain” and “sprain” refer to tears of muscles and/or tendons (strains) vs. ligaments (sprains). Trauma typically results in instability in one direction vs. congenital (or “born with”) problems where instability can be multi-directional. This can result in a subluxation and/or a dislocation of the shoulder.

• Limited Motion: This occurs when the joint capsule and ligaments are tight and restrict freedom of movement. This can happen after prolonged immobilization (use of a sling) and can result in impingement and/or “frozen shoulder” (adhesive capsulitis).

• Muscle Weakness/Imbalance: The muscles in front, on top, behind, and those that connect from below must be in proper balance for the ball and socket joint of the shoulder to function properly. Weakness in any of these muscles can alter the normal balance and result in shoulder pain due to poor, inefficient shoulder motion. A common example of this is forward head posture with shoulder protraction (forward, rounded shoulders) that many of us “suffer” from as a result of using electronics (smartphones, computers, television). Overtraining of any of these muscles (like the chest muscles), stroke, or pinched nerves can also alter muscle balance.

Impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain that arises from swelling or inflammation from the tendons and/or bursae. Here, the ability to raise the arm is limited.

Repair Nerves and Heal Pain:

Regenerative Medicine techniques like Neural Prolotherapy (NPT) are used to treat neuropathic pain in a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and various pain conditions. Neural Prolotherapy restores unhealthy nerves into healthy nerves by targeting a specific type of nerve called peptidergic sensocrine nerves. When they are healthy, these nerves release anti-inflammatory and healing molecules to help heal the nearby muscles, joints, and other nerves. However, if these nerves become injured or irritated, healing is halted, and instead they release hormones that stimulate pain and inflammation. Neural Prolotherapy switches the nerves out of ‘inflammatory mode’ and back into ‘healing mode’ by inhibiting a receptor on the nerve surface.

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Get Relief From Spinal Arthritis Pain

Try Prolozone Therapy for Spinal Arthritis

Arthritis is the most common cause of low back pain, especially in people over age 50. The low back contains five sets of facet joints, one on the left and one on the right side of each spinal bone. Like joints in any other part of the body the low back facet joints can be injured or become inflamed, thereby causing pain.

What Is Arthritis?

Arthrthritis is a general term that means swelling of a joint. Spinal arthritis causes stiffness and low back pain. The stiffness most often is worse upon waking up in the morning, it tends to ease with activity, then worsens toward the end of the day. This is because fluid has built up in the joint due to inactivity overnight, which causes more swelling.

The pain is mostly in the back, runs into the buttocks, and often really feels like it’s in the hip.

The back and/or neck stiffness and pain tend to be worse in the morning (particularly for about 30 minutes after waking up), often called “first movement pain.”

The pain will usually subside to a more tolerable level over the course of the day as the person carries on his or her activities.
Pain and stiffness that tend to get worse again in the evening, disrupts sleep is often an indicator of osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis: 
– Swelling and warmth in one or more joints, particularly during weather changes.
– Localized tenderness when the joint or affected area of the spine is pressed.
– Steady or intermittent pain in a joint, which is often described as an aching type of pain. The pain may be aggravated by motion.
– Loss of flexibility of a joint, such as inability to bend and pick something off the floor.
– A crunching feeling or sound of bone rubbing on bone when the joint is moved, particularly notable in the neck.
– A sensation of pinching, tingling, or numbness in a nerve or the spinal cord, which can occur when bone spurs form at the edge of the joints of the spine and irritate the nerves.

Prolozone is one treatment which successfully eliminates pain from spinal osteoarthritis. It uses oxygen to create a healing, and works by improving oxygen utilization in a localized area of damaged connective tissue, allowing it to heal, and to restore full function. When it is  injected of healing nutrients and ozone in and around ligaments, tendons and cartilage where they attach to the bone. The injected ozone increases the blood supply and flow of healing nutrients and the tissues get what they need to heal. More importantly, it also stimulates the deposition and activity of fibroblasts and chondroblasts. These cells synthesize the collagen and cartilage that the body needs to strengthen and tightens the injured tissues; thereby stabilizing the area, and removing the cause of the pain. The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete. By treating the cause of pain, prolozone eliminates the sensation of pain.Patients receivingprolozone feel immediate improvement with very little to any pain at all during the treatments.

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Heal Joint Pain with Prolozone Therapy

How You Can Heal Joint Pain with Prolozone

Many painful joints can be repaired using prolozone therapy. The primary reason for pain in joints is damage to connective tissue within the joint. As we age our repair processes slow as well. When wear and tear exceed repair the cartilage and other connective tissue within the joint is more susceptible to injury and slower to heal.

There is a remedy for this – prolozone therapy.  Prolozone is an injection technique used to heal joints and ligaments.  The ozone gas in Prolozone stimulates the cells in the joint to start repairing themselves, thereby stimulating all the tissues and causes a widespread healing response.

You may often see results rather quickly due to the anti-inflammatory effect of prolozone therapy, this is especially true for back pain, where the results can be seen within less than 24 hours. However, in major joints like the knee it takes time for new connective tissue to grow.  It takes about six weeks of cartilage growth to see the full effect of prolozone therapy in patients that have extensive cartilage damage.

Prolozone is an effective therapy for most major joints and back pain. Our ligaments and joints deteriorate with age, overuse, and overload due to obesity.  As ligaments age, they lose elasticity and start to pull away from the lining of the bone,  and this space is filled with new bone resulting in bone spurs and general deterioration of the joint over time. Ligaments have poor blood supply, which further deteriorates with aging, when injured they’re slow to heal or heal incompletely. This is one of the reasons why so many people undergo knee replacement surgery, because their torn ligaments and cartilage just can’t heal.  Prolozone therapy allows ligaments and cartilage to heal by supplying the needed oxygen to start the healing process.  It can reduce pain and inflammation in the joint fairly quickly.

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Prolozone Therapy Relieves Spinal Arthritis Pain

Prolozone Therapy for Spinal Arthritis

Arthritis is the most common cause of low back pain, especially in people over age 50. The low back contains five sets of facet joints, one on the left and one on the right side of each spinal bone. Like joints in any other part of the body the low back facet joints can be injured, or become inflamed.

Arthritis is a general term that means swelling of a joint. Spinal arthritis causes stiffness and low back pain. The stiffness most often is worse upon waking up in the morning, it tends to ease with activity, then worsens toward the end of the day. Presumably, this is because fluid has built up in the joint due to inactivity overnight, which causes more swelling.

How to Know if Your Pain is Due to Arthritis:

The pain is mostly  in the back, runs into the buttocks, and often really feels like it’s in the hip.

The back and/or neck stiffness and pain tend to be worse in the morning (particularly for about 30 minutes after waking up), often called “first movement pain.”

The pain will usually subside to a more tolerable level over the course of the day as the person carries on his or her activities. Pain and stiffness that tend to get worse again in the evening, disrupts sleep is often an indicator of osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:
– Swelling and warmth in one or more joints, particularly during weather changes (which may be related to barometric pressure changes and cooling of the air).
– Localized tenderness when the joint or affected area of the spine is pressed.
– Steady or intermittent pain in a joint, which is often described as an aching type of pain. The pain may be aggravated by motion.
– Loss of flexibility of a joint, such as inability to bend and pick something off the floor.
– A crunching feeling or sound of bone rubbing on bone when the joint is moved (called crepitus), particularly notable in the neck.
– A sensation of pinching, tingling, or numbness in a nerve or the spinal cord, which can occur when bone spurs form at the edge of the joints of the spine and irritate the nerves.

Prolozone is one treatment which successfully eliminates pain from spinal osteoarthritis. It uses oxygen to create a healing, and works by improving oxygen utilization in a localized area of damaged connective tissue, allowing it to heal, and to restore full function. It is the injection of healing nutrients and ozone in and around ligaments, tendons and cartilage where they attach to the bone. The injected ozone increases the blood supply and flow of healing nutrients and the tissues get what they need to heal. More importantly, it also stimulates the deposition and activity of fibroblasts and chondroblasts. These cells synthesize the collagen and cartilage that the body needs to strengthen and tightens the injured tissues; thereby stabilizing the area, and removing the cause of the pain. The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete. By treating the cause of pain, prolozone eliminates the sensation of pain.Patients receivingprolozone feel immediate improvement with very little to any pain at all during the treatments.

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Get Relief from Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis

What is Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis (bursitis of the hip) is a common condition among those who lead a sedentary lifestyle as well as those who are physically active. Both hips can be effected, but most frequently it is a unilateral condition. This condition can occur in adults of any age, but most common in women as compared to men (the ratio being 4:1).

It sometimes occurs as a complication of arthroscopic surgery of the hip, but its occurrence is rare.

 

Causes

This condition may develop for any of the following reasons:

  •  If you accidentally fall on your hip,  sleep or lie down only on one side of your body for longer periods of time.
  • Play certain sports, carry out physical activities that cause injury to the joint areas, or if the joint area is overused; it may put unwanted strain on the bursa. Such activities may include running up stairs, climbing a mountain, walking for long periods of time, or standing continuously for long periods of time
  • If  your posture is incorrect.
  • Other conditions of the bone and joints such as rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, psoriasis, and thyroid disease are also known to cause trochanteric bursitis.
  • On rare occasions, it occurs as a result of an unusual drug reaction or infection.
  • If there is a history of past surgery around the hip, or if there is a prosthesis in the hip joint, this too can cause trochanteric bursitis to develop.
  • There may be calcium deposits in the tendons that attach themselves to the trochanter. This can occur due to a condition called gout. When calcium deposits develop, trochanteric bursitis can form.

 

Symptoms

People with Trochanteric bursitis  experience stiffness and pain around the hip joint, and  in the thigh region and the buttocks.

There may be pain when a person lying down on the affected side making sleep difficult.

It may be painful to gently press on the outside of hip.

Pain can be worse after an activity like climbing stairs.

 

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is based on the history of the outer hip pain. Pain may radiate down the thigh, but it should not radiate down to the foot.

Patients complain of pain when climbing up the stairs or when lying on the affected side at night..

Physicians may palpate the entire hip and check for tenderness. The tender area is the point of the inflamed bursa. Therefore, history and physical examination is generally enough to make a diagnosis, but  may order an x-ray to rule out other conditions of the bone and joints such as arthritis, fractures, or even cancer.

MRI, though expensive and not used routinely, gives an accurate image of the bursa.

 

Treatment

The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and swelling and to make the hip function normally.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hip Bursitis

The treatment for mild  hip bursitis typically includes rest, ice, stretching and soft tissue massage. An option for individuals with more intense pain  is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy.  PRP utilizes the body’s own platelets to heal itself.

PRP has shown to significantly accelerate the rate in which a person with trochanteric bursitis sees their condition improve. In studies, PRP has proven to outperform traditional treatment protocols. It was responsible, at least in part, for helping NFL superstars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, return from their respective injuries in record time, allowing them to participate in the 2009 Super Bowl.

When a person undergoes PRP therapy, platelets are extracted from their own blood and then injected into the site of the injury.  Platelets contain growth factors, protein molecules that promote healing. PRP therapy utilizes concentrated amounts of platelets and thus growth factors,  to accelerate the healing process.

PRP therapy will reduce and even eliminate pain. Athletes will often request it so that they can return to competition more quickly than traditional therapies would allow. In studies, PRP has been proven to significantly accelerate the rate in which a person is healed from soft tissue and bone injuries. People that need or want to quickly resume physical activity at full strength, are often good candidates for PRP therapy.

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Prolozone Reduces Inflamation and Pain from Bursitis of the Shoulder

What Is Bursitis?
Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, that decreases rubbing, friction, and irritation.
 
What Causes Bursitis?
Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the area, or from a sudden, more serious injury. Age also plays a role. As tendons age they are able to tolerate stress less, are less elastic, and are easier to tear. Overuse or injury to the joint at work or play can also increase a person’s risk of bursitis. Examples of high-risk activities include gardening, raking, carpentry, shoveling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, throwing, and pitching. Incorrect posture at work or home and poor stretching or conditioning before exercise can also lead to bursitis.
 
What Parts of the Body Does Bursitis Affect?
Elbow
Shoulder
Hip
Knee
Achilles tendon
 
What Are the Symptoms of Bursitis?
The most common symptom of bursitis is pain. The pain may build up gradually or be sudden and severe, especially if calcium deposits are present. Severe loss of motion in the shoulder — called “adhesive capsulitis” or frozen shoulder — can also result from the immobility and pain associated with shoulder bursitis.
Treatment for Adhesive Capsulitis:
A frozen shoulder can be treated non-surgically with Prolozone. The term adhesive capsulitis refers to scar tissue that forms inside the joint due to lack of movement. If a joint is not moved through its full range of motion every day, scar tissue will form inside the joint.
The term adhesive capsulitis refers to scar tissue that forms inside the joint. Some post-surgical patients with postoperative adhesive capsulitis reach a plateau in their recovery with a standard protocol of physical therapy, which puts them at risk for further surgical intervention

Frozen shoulder appears to occur in three main phases:

  • In the first stage, shoulder pain increases with movement and gets worse at night. As the pain increases, so does loss of motion. This phase usually lasts 2 to 9 months.
  • During the second stage, the arm may be easier to move, but range of motion is limited – close to 50 percent less than the other arm. This phase may last 4 to 12 months.
  • The third stage involves a resolution of the condition. Over a 12 to 24-month period, the sufferer will experience gradual improvement in the mobility of the shoulder. However, treatment is usually necessary to achieve proper motion.

Prolozone introduces natural substances into damaged and inflamed tissues to promote non-surgical reconstruction of tendons and ligaments. It works primarily through the stimulation of growth factors that fuel the healing process. The addition of highly reactive ozone, produced in-office by a medical ozone generator, can increase the rate of healing through further stimulation of fibroblasts within the joint.

Prolozone, as opposed to other injection techniques, is especially effective for reducing pain. In addition to stimulating tissue regeneration, which can tighten loosened connective tissue and speed up healing in torn ligaments and tendons, ozone helps to keep inflammation under control. Chronic inflammation disrupts blood flow and bars the body from healing–by reducing stagnant inflammation, Prolozone allows for improved circulation, better range of motion and lasting pain reduction.

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