The SI joint, the ligaments that stabilize it and the cutaneous nerves near it and even low back and glute muscles can commonly cause pain in your low back that can be confused with SI joint pain.
What causes gluteus medius pain? What are the different types of injuries that happen to the gluteus medius? What are your treatment options? Is there something other than just rest, ice, physical therapy or a cortisone injection? What happens if you do nothing? Let’s explore what’s going on with your gluteus medius and what you can do for it.
Why is my QL muscle always tight? First we need to understand that your L5 vertebrae #1 spot in your low back that has a lot of forces on it, so it wants to be stable at all costs. The QL is a strong stabilizing muscle that attaches directly off your L5 vertebrae to stabilize
Up until the early 2000’s we labeled foot pain especially on the bottom of the heel as “plantar fasciitis”. The idea was the connective tissue (fascia) on the bottom of the foot was inflamed and causing pain due to overuse.
Because the thought process was plantar fascia was inflamed the treatments (and still the most common approach) was to decrease inflammation with ice, medications like NSAIDs and rest. When this didn’t work rest, orthotics, physical therapy to stretch the foot / calf and cortisone injections were then used.
The problem is these methods don’t work for the vast majority of people and studies show that over 50% of patients still have foot pain 15 years after it starts!
Rotator cuff tears can be a painful and debilitating injury, limiting range of motion in the shoulder and causing difficulty with everyday activities. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles located around the shoulder joint which help to stabilize it during movement. Tears occur when there is damage to one or more of these muscles, resulting in pain and decreased mobility. In some cases, surgery may be necessary for treatment but luckily there are also integrative options available that can provide relief from pain and limited range of motion associated with rotator cuff tears.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by severe pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint, which can make even simple tasks such as dressing or brushing your hair difficult to do. Studies have shown that frozen shoulder occurs in up to between 5- 20% of individuals over the age of 40 and is more common among women than men. However, there are now integrative approaches available that combine evidence-based treatments with holistic therapies such as neurofunctional acupuncture, dry needling, and regenerative medicine for improved outcomes.
Treating L5 Disc Herniation – Alternative treatment for disc herniation – A Case Study and Overview of How I treat
This week I saw a patient for a L5/S1 disc bulge who had already been to multiple orthopedic doctors who performed a lot of useless injections that didn’t help his pain in any way. These big orthopedic practices had hit a wall in figuring out this patients symptoms. Let me walk you through what I did differently and how this approach can help you with your L5 Disc Herniation get the care you need to actually get out of pain!
Prolozone (Ozone) Injections are the best alternative to expensive PRP & Stem Cell procedures. They work in the same way by stimulating your body’s own healing response. Ozone injections are great for herniations, arthritis, bulges, inflammation, tendinitis, bursitis and more. If it hurts then Prolozone (Ozone Injections + Prolotherapy) will help. Ozone Injection therapy works
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!
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and keep it in place. These muscles and tendons help lift the arm and rotate it inwards and outwards. The shoulder is a super complex joint that has the most range of motion in the body, which inherently makes it