The Response of Modern Medicine It should come as no surprise that the typical modern medical treatment of hamstring muscle syndrome, typically a complaint of individuals involved in athletic activities, involves at least part of the RICE protocol, which includes rest, ice, compression and elevation. Although some of these treatment components do indeed help with muscle injuries, they do nothing to help heal the ligaments and tendons involved. In fact, RICE actually hinders healing of these soft tissues.
Hamstring stretches are another typical treatment, however, passive stretching without accompanying muscle strength can actually do more damage that good, and lead to even more injuries and pain problems. In other words, hamstring stretches do nothing to get at the root of hamstring muscle syndrome, which usually involves loose ligaments.
Another standard practice of modern medicine involves the use of steroids and anti-inflammatory medications. However, in the long run, these treatments do more damage than good. Although cortisone shots and anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to produce short-term pain benefit, but both result in long-term loss of function and even more chronic pain by actually inhibiting the healing process of soft tissues and accelerating cartilage degeneration. Plus, long-term use of these drugs can lead to other sources of chronic pain, allergies and leaky gut syndrome.
The Natural Medicine Approach to Hamstring Muscle Syndrome A better approach is to strengthen the fibro-osseus junction of the ischial tuberosity, a point of attachment for the hamstring muscles, with Prolotherapy and herbal supplements. After three to six treatments, buttock pain and posterior thigh pain are typically relieved. If the problem resides within the hamstring muscle itself, massage and myofascial release therapy will also be done. Neural therapy to the muscle belly and surrounding structures can also be given to relax the muscle and improve healing. It is a gentle healing technique that involves the injection of local anesthetics into autonomic ganglia, peripheral nerves, scars, glands, acupuncture points, trigger points, skin and other tissues injections.
Chronic pain is most commonly due to tendon weakness, ligament weakness or cartilage deterioration. The safest and most effective natural medicine treatment for repairing tendon, ligament and cartilage damage is Prolotherapy. In simple terms, Prolotherapy stimulates the body to repair painful areas. It does so by inducing a mild inflammatory reaction in the weakened ligaments and cartilage. Since the body heals by inflammation, Prolotherapy stimulates healing.
Prolotherapy offers the most curative results in treating chronic pain. It effectively eliminates pain because it attacks the source: the fibro-osseous junction, an area rich in sensory nerves. What’s more, the tissue strengthening and pain relief stimulated by Prolotherapy is permanent!
Caring Medical is a full time Prolotherapy doctor’s office. We have successfully treated all of the conditions we write about. This is why patients travel from across the country and internationally to be treated by our Prolotherapy physician Dr. Ross Hauser. The difference is in the care, technique, and experience you get with Dr. Hauser and team at Caring Medical.
The treatment regimens suggested here are based on the experience of Caring Medical. They do not apply to every case or condition. A person using these recommendations without the aid of a personal physician does so at their own risk.
This information is provided for informational purposes only. It is essential to have your condition evaluated by your own personal physician.
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