Prolotherapy is a 60 year old injection technique using dextrose (sugar water) and lidocaine. Prolotherapy targets hypermobile joints and/or pain related to ligament or tendon attachments to bones. A controlled injury is induced in these areas to encourage the ligament or tendon to heal in a shortened position.
The use of platelets in the treatment of injuries has been available for over 30 years. In more recent years, high profile athletes have brought its benefits to recovery and quick return to sport to the forefront. Now Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is considered a first-line treatment in Sports Medicine practices where muscle, fascial, ligament or joint injuries that cause pain and/or dysfunction are treated. Non-surgical orthopedics is the future to restoring function.
Stem Cells are in! But what are stem cells? Where do they come from? Who should get treated by them? What type of doctor is qualified to treat with Stem Cells? What is the expected course of action? Dr Stebbing has this information to treat orthopedic injuries in Camas, WA
Osteopathic Medicine is based on the premise that the body is fully integrated, rather than a collection of independent organ systems. This means that change or injury in one part of the body is likely to cause a ripple effect impacting other parts of the body. It is through the nervous and fascial system that changes in the musculoskeletal system occur.
Trigger Point, Nerve Hydrodissection, Fascia and Scar treatment are other injection treatments in sports medicine. These treat common orthopedic problems.
Ultrasound technology – which uses sound waves to reveal the structures underneath the skin – has become absolutely necessary for the accurate evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries including injuries to muscles, tendons, nerves, fascia, and joints in Sports Medicine practices. Used in conjunction with previously obtained X-rays and MRI – which offer static views - imaging someone in the office provides information about movement, and can point immediately to the cause of a patient’s pain.