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Ross Hauser, MD is a full time Prolotherapy doctor who specializes in Prolotherapy for difficult cases of sports injuries and chronic pain. In this video, he discusses the use of Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy treatment for shoulder instability. This is common in swimming, tennis, and throwing sports, in addition to contact sports injuries such as footballor hockey. Thanks for your interest in Prolotherapy!
If you have instability of a joint, especially instabilityof a shoulder joint where often it’s multidirectional instability. Generally shoulder instability is in the front so it means that the glenohumeralligamentsin the front are damaged or stretched out. Let’s be honest, if their stretched out in the front, they’re probably also stretched out in the back because often the person has had the problem for months, or years, a very, very long time. The more time you’ve had an injury the more likely the problem is very diffused. You need to get diffused Prolotherapy, it means you have to get Prolotherapy in the front, the top, the side of your shoulders. That type of Prolotherapy is very effective at getting rid of multidirectional or very diffused instability.
Now, typically the person has to get three to six visits of Prolotherapy, but the good thing is you can still train while you get Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy. The sports that typically have shoulder instability would include any sport where there’s a lot of shoulder motion. That would be swimming, or tennis, because swimmingand tennisis a lot of shouldermotion. You’ve got to realize any sport that’s physical where you could get smashed in the shoulder, hockeyfor instance, rugby, football, any type of collision into the shoulder is going to potentially cause shoulder instability. I should even say that if someone has had the diagnosis of a glenoid labral tear, if you’ve had a labral tear, basically you have shoulder instability. The question I would ask you is, if you have shoulder instability is your problem really just a labral tear? I would say no, it’s not just a labral tear, that’s why just getting labral surgery, just getting it sewn up probably isn’t the best treatment option because that’s not going to address the ligaments in the front of the shoulder, back of the shoulder. Folks who get labral surgery, whether it’s in the hip or the shoulder often have residual pain. The residual pain is because they still have shoulder instability. Almost every week I’ll see someone who’s had labral surgery and they still have the pain. Why do they still have the pain? Well, they still have shoulderinstability. This is why I’m pretty adamant about only use arthroscopy if it’s an emergency or if it’s a last resort. You first should try Prolotherapy, the reason is Prolotherapy can address all the issues, typically, that are involved in your jointthat are injured. All the tendonsthat are torn, stretched out, or injured, all the ligaments, the labrum, the meniscus, only Prolotherapycan address all the issues. Orthopedic surgery typically involves the shaving of tissue, the removal of tissue, what happens when you remove the tissue? All that does is place the jointat greater rick of arthritisin the future. Though it might give you short term relief, Prolotherapy not only gives you short term relief, but it’ll give you long term relief. I don’t know about you, but I’m 48, my athletes that I treat are in their 20’s, they’re still going to want to do athletics in their 40’s. I’m still going to want to do athletics when I’m in my 60’s or 70’s and I may want to do it at a high level. Prolotherapy makes a lot more sense for someone who loves sports and wants to do it for the rest of their lives.
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