The Response of Modern Medicine
The typical treatment regime for tendinosis, the degeneration of a tendon after an injury that was not allowed to heal properly, is to stop whatever activity involves the affected joint and rest. Since this condition often afflicts athletes, this means no more training and no more playing the sport. This treatment is usually followed by exercise, as well as continued use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cortisone injections. The problem with this approach is that it does nothing to strengthen the weakened tendon and, thus, does not alleviate the chronic pain that people with this condition experience. While anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone shots have been shown to produce short-term pain benefit, they 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. In addition, the long term use of these drugs can lead to other sources of chronic pain, allergies and leaky gut syndrome.
Other modern medical treatment options include cryotherapy and massage. But again, although they may provide pain relief, they do not address the root of the problem – weakened and/or injured tendons and ligaments. And when all else fails, patients who experience tendinosis may be referred to a surgeon. Unfortunately, surgery often makes the problem worse. Surgeons will use x-ray technology as a diagnostic tool, which does not always properly diagnose the pain source. In addition, the decision to remove tissue often results in arthritis.
The Natural Medicine Approach to Tendinosis A better approach is to treat the degenerated tendon with Prolotherapy. In addition, treating the ligaments in the affected joint with Prolotherapy can also be very effective. This is because tendons and ligaments reciprocally affect one another, with the injury of a tendon causing ligament stress and laxity, and ligament laxity causing further tendon stress (see figure). It’s a vicious cycle that only Prolotherapy can end. After Prolotherapy has effectively treated the tendinosis, the tendon reverts back to its tendonitis condition, which, as explained on the tendonitis treatment page, benefits from MEAT treatment. MEAT treatment consists of movement, exercise, analgesics and treatment, as well as herbal supplements. This approach will encourage the damaged tissues to heal as quickly as possible, restoring the tendons and ligaments back to their pre-injury state over time.
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!
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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