Articles on Dry Needling, Neurofunctional Acupuncture & Prolotherapy

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Hanson specializes in the treatment of pain using dry needling, Neurofunctional acupuncture & prolotherapy. Having performed 30,000+ procedures and consulting with 4 professional sports teams in the Tampa region makes him one of the more advanced needling practitioners in the State of Florida.

Is your foot pain really plantar fasciitis?

You wouldn’t believe how often I see patients with chronic foot pain that’s failed treatment from their podiatrist. It’s the same story everytime. They were told they have plantar fasciitis. They’re bought every pair or orthotic shoes, tried night splints, and had multiple cortisone injections into their plantar fascia. And still their foot is killing them.Just last week I saw 3 new patients with this same story. Let’s dive in to the other causes of foot pain and what you can do for it!

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How Irritated Nerves Can Cause Your Pain

Ever throw your back out? Once it happens, it seems like you’re more prone to it happening again and again. You might get a year or 6 months until it happens again… but it will. And then it will happen more and more. The research shows that ~40% of low back pain cases come from

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What causes your knee to lock up? Hint: It’s not the meniscus

I hear it everyday – someone comes in after getting meniscus surgery because their knee was locking up and they still have pain. Patients with locked knee usually notice their knee locks up when going from sitting to standing or for no reason at all. The theory goes that a piece of a torn meniscus gets in the way and doesn’t let your knee unlock. But here’s the thing, there isn’t much scientific evidence that this meniscus surgery is necessary. What if I told you there was a key muscle in the back of your knee that unlocks it and most doctors completely forget about it and just go straight to surgery.

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Why is my big toe numb?

If your big toe is numb, or if you’re having on-again, off-again episodes of numbness in your big toe, consider this as a warning sign that something bigger is going on. Big toe numbness can be a symptom of nerve irritation in the back. One of those bigger things that can make your big toe

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Are irritated nerves causing your plantar fasciitis?

Most people don’t realize that there are nerves in the bottom of your foot that can cause plantar fasciitis. So what’s up with that? How does this become an issue? How can you fix it? Plantar Fasciitis from Irritated Nerves All pain is experienced through the nerves. Damage to bodily tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments or

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