The Response of Modern Medicine
Iliotibial Band Syndrome, like many other sports injuries, is typically treated with an initial application of ice, followed by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as well as steroid injections to reduce the swelling if the inflammation and irritation persist. Massage as well as stretching exercises may also be prescribed. The problem with this approach is that it does nothing to repair the loose ligaments either in the knee or the hip joint that are most likely the cause of the painful iliotibial band and, thus, does not alleviate the chronic pain that individuals with this condition experience.
Although modern medicine’s standard practice of injecting steroids into the knee or prescribing anti-inflammatory medications provides temporary pain relief, 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, 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 Iliotibial Band Syndrome A better approach is to stimulate ligament repair in either the knee and/or hip joints with Prolotherapy and to do neural therapy where the actual iliotibial band is causing pain.
Chronic pain is most commonly due to tendon and 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!
In addition, Prolotherapy is the only treatment found to stimulate cartilage repair and regeneration, as is shown by the X-rays at right.
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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