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Alternative treatment for sports injuries
Prolotherapy for Sports Injuries
Our Prolotherapy doctor Ross Hauser, MD specializes in the use of Prolotherapy to regenerate damaged or worn ligaments and strengthen weakened tendons. Prolotherapy stimulates the repair of injured, damaged structures. It involves the injection of natural substances (along with anesthetics so the injections will not cause unbearable pain) at the exact site of an injury to stimulate the immune system to repair the area. The exact term for the natural healing process that occurs after an injury is inflammation. Thus, Prolotherapy causes an inflammatory reaction at the exact site of injuries to such structures as ligaments, tendons, menisci, muscles, growth plates, joint capsules, and cartilageto stimulate these structures to heal - areas often injured through sports-related activities.
Specifically, Prolotherapy causes fibroblastic proliferation (where the term Prolotherapy comes from). Fibroblasts are the cells that actually grow the ligaments and tendons. By proliferating the fibroblasts, new, strong, collagen tissue is formed which is what is needed to repair ligament/tendon sprains and other sports injuries. A detailed explanation of the mechanisms of Prolotherapy in curing sports injuries is found in Prolo Your Sports Injuries Away!
So whether you are suffering from knee pain, torn meniscus, ACL tear, neck pain, back pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, hamstring strain, IT band injury, turf toe, or any other sports injury, Prolotherapy can help get you back in the game – and get back quickly! The great part of receiving Prolotherapy is that you can continue to train while you receive treatments. We see athletes of all levels – from high school and college to amateurs, and the pro’s.
Why come to Caring Medical for your sports-related injury? We know athletes! Wouldn’t you want to be treated by a doctor who is also an athlete? Dr. Hauser has completed five ironman triathlons, loves to run, swim, cycle, play tennis, snow shoe, hike, and be active in all sorts of sports. It was a sports injury that actually allowed him to accomplish his dream of completing an Ironman race. He understands what it means to be side-lined with a sports injury.
Treating athletes is very rewarding because as a sports medicine doctor, Dr. Hauser can also utilize a comprehensive health approach and help you reach your peak physical performance through diet, supplements, as well as monitoring blood pH and various blood tests to ensure optimum physiology. Of course, as a sports medicine doctor, Dr. Hauser loves providing Prolotherapy because it allows you to get back to training in a day or two and does not involve long recovery periods. Check out the Treatable Conditions section of our website for the wide array of conditions that are successfully treated with Prolotherapy.
We love working with all types of athletes and our goal is the same – to help you get healthier, recover quickly, and get back to doing what you love to do!