Sugar-Water Injections Relieve Knee Pain More Than Exercise

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More research on the benefit of Prolotherapy from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Injections with a form of sugar known as dextrose provide significant pain relief and improved knee-related quality of life compared to exercise among people who suffer from knee osteoarthritis. […]

Knee Pain and the pes anserinus tendons

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Ross Hauser, MD A common cause of knee pain is not ligament injury. (We realize that this is shocking, since we have been explaining in past newsletters that ligaments are normally the cause of chronic pain.) The most common cause of chronic knee pain (see Prolotherapy research paper) is weakness in the pes anserinus tendons. […]

Knee Cap Pain

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Ross Hauser, MD When there is a problem with this part of the knee it manifests as pain in the front of the knee after strong exertion (running, walking, or stair climbing.) This may be due to erosion of the cartilage on the under side of the patella, poor tracking of the patella in its […]

Stem Cells and PRP and Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Doctors in Australia have just publish their case studies on Stem Cells and PRP and Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis. Writing in the Journal of Pain Research, the doctors acknowledge that Knee osteoarthritis is associated with persistent joint pain, stiffness, joint deformities, ligament damage, and surrounding muscle atrophy. The complexity of the disease makes treatment difficult. There […]

Summary of new research on Prolotherapy for Grade IV Knee Osteoarthritis

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Summary of new research on Prolotherapy for Grade IV Knee Osteoarthritis: Topol GA, Podesta LA, Reeves KD, Giraldo MM, Johnson LL, Grasso R, Jamín A, Clark T, Rabago D. Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis. PM R. 2016 Nov;8(11):1072-1082. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.03.008. Simple abstract and summary: Full abstract retrieved here PubMed PMID: 27058744. Dextrose injection […]