Sports Medicine Specialists in Chicagoland
Comprehensive Prolotherapy: the Ultimate Sports Medicine for Injuries
Do sports injuries have you side-lined? Get back in your game by coming to Caring Medical where we offer innovative treatments that are non-surgical alternatives to traditional pain medication prescriptions, NSAIDs, cortisone shots, surgery, and rest. Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services is located in Oak Park, Illinois as well as Fort Myers, Florida. Established in 1991 by Ross A. Hauser, MD, and Marion A. Hauser, MS, RD, we have been fortunate to have been able to help athletes from throughout the United States and the world.
Our sports medicine doctor, Ross Hauser, MD, and Danielle Steilen, MMS, PA-C specialize in the use of regenerative injection therapies, including comprehensive dextrose Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, and Stem Cell therapy, 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, labrums, muscles, growth plates, and cartilage to 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 our comprehensive sports medicine text book called 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 athletes to amateurs athletes and the professional athletes.
Caring Medical caters to sports-related injuries
We know athletes! Wouldn’t you want to be treated by practitioners who are also active and athletic themselves? Our Medical Director, Dr. Ross 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 because he had to take up other sports while his stress fracture from running healed. He understands what it means to be side-lined with a sports injury, as he has had many of them himself over the years.
Treating athletes is very rewarding because our medical team, 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 sports medicine practitioners, Dr. Hauser and Danielle Steilen, MMS, PA-C love providing Prolotherapy because it allows you to get back to training within a couple of days and does not involve long recovery periods.
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!
Why come to Caring Medical for your sports medicine care?
- A long term solution is provided for the athlete’s sports injury problems.
- Caring Medical is one of the world’s most experienced Prolotherapy, PRP, and stem cell clinics, specializing in difficult cases.
- Prolotherapy strengthens the athlete’s weakened, torn structures.
- Athletes can continue to train while receiving treatment.
- Prolotherapy is cost effective for athletes.
- Prolotherapy replaces the need for anti-inflammatory medications and other treatments that can actually increase the risk of developing additional sports injuries
- We can help athletes determine their ideal physiology for optimum performance energy.
- We can prescribe nutritional supplements to help the athletes heal faster.
- We offer a comprehensive testing protocol called Diet Typing to optimize overall healing, as well as workout recovery.
- Our practitioners are athletes as well who understand that athletes don’t want to stop being active—they want to get back in the game as soon as possible!
Prolo Your Sports Injuries Away!
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What our athletes are saying:
“I was training for a half marathon when I developed plantar fasciitis and sought treatment from Dr Hauser. After two prolotherapy treatments and following his rehabilitation guidelines my foot felt much better and I resumed my training eventually setting a personal best for my half marathon. I still take Prolo Support pack while I train and it has kept me injury free.” KB cyclist, runner, triathlete, professional from Forest Park, IL
“I was training for my first triathlon and developed terrible shin splints. I came to Caring Medical and Dr. Hauser treated my shins with a lot of injections (ouch) and assessed my running form (I needed different shoes). I am happy to say I completed my first triathlon with flying colors thanks to Prolotherapy!” PK, mom, triathlete from Western Springs, IL
“My body is so beat up from years of playing tennis. Dr. Hauser has treated my knees, shoulders, wrists, neck, and back. He helped me extend my pro-tennis career many more years!” HG, professional tennis player, Miami, FL
“I blew out my knee running the Chicago Marathon a few years ago. Instead of going for surgery (already had it on one knee), I opted for Prolotherapy. I was back to full training within a month. After three treatments, I was completely healed and went on to complete my 2nd Ironman triathlon.” TMK, runner, triathlete, businessman, Oak Park, IL