The different types of injections for ankle osteoarthritis pain

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Ross A. Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C. The evidence for Non-surgical treatments for Ankle Osteoarthritis In this article, we will make the connection from ankle ligament instability to ankle osteoarthritis, to the need for ankle fusion or ankle replacement surgery. We will also present research on regenerative medicine injections as an alternative to this […]

The Prolotherapy approach to treating Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome | posterior tibial neuralgia In this article we will discuss various treatment options for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome including the non-surgical application of Prolotherapy. You have been limping around dealing with a shooting and/or chronic pain on the inner side of your ankle. Sometimes it is a burning pain, sometimes there is an electric […]

Prolotherapy to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

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Do you need an ACL to play recreational sports? Ross Hauser, MD A paper published in December 2017 by Turkish physicians in the journal Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica weighed in on the ACL surgery or not debate. “Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after […]

Hormone replacement therapy and joint disease

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In this article we discuss the use of estrogen and testosterone for their roles in accelerating joint repair and  healing. Prolotherapy doctors have long recognized that hormones are a required part of injury and wound healing. New research supports the use of hormones in chronic pain patients. Hormones drive the immune system and help repair damaged joints. […]

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Spinal fusion surgery complications and treatment options

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Recent research in the medical journal Spine suggests that patients who have a case review by a team of spinal pain specialists will likely not get a spinal fusion surgery. In the study the researchers representing Virginia Mason Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the  University of Washington implemented a multidisciplinary conference involving physiatrists, anesthesiologists, pain […]