Regenerative Joint Injection Therapy
I offer various joint injection therapies at Green Apple Health Care in Edmonton. I am trained in prolotherapy, neuraltherapy, neuralprolotherapy and prolozone. These therapies can be used to stimulate repair in injured joints, muscles or ligaments. To choose a procedure that is right for you, we do a full assessment of your pain and decide together which therapy will work the best.
Injections can be used in cases of osteoarthritis of nearly any joint, as well as acute injuries such as partial ACL tears or rotator cuff tears. I always recommend exercise therapy in conjunction with injection therapies. It is important to address underlying muscular imbalances with a qualified physiotherapist or athletic therapist while you are receiving injection therapies.
Prolotherapy is the injection of dextrose in addition to other substances. We do the injections into specific joints or injured muscles. It can also be used around ligaments and tendons to help heal sprains and tendonopathies. Studies show that prolotherapy is effective for knee osteoarthritis (degeneration) in reducing pain, improving range of motion and function compared to at-home exercises alone. This is a great tool for degenerative disc disease in the lower back, rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder, tennis elbow, knee pain and hip osteoarthritis. This treatment is available at both Green Apple Health Care and Propel Sports Physical Therapy in Edmonton.
I offer IV therapy at Green Apple Health Care. I have passed rigorous IV training and advanced emergency procedures to offer this service here in Edmonton. IV therapy is useful for a variety of conditions including digestive issues, recurrent infections (cold or flu) and optimizing athletic performance.
IV therapy can be useful for those with digestive issues as it allows for the introduction of high-dose vitamins and minerals into the blood stream without relying on the digestive tract. When there is inflammation in the digestive tract related to chronic bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn or other issues, this can make it more challenging for the body to absorb the nutrition that is needed. Specific disease conditions that can benefit from IV therapy include Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis, Gastric or Duodenal Ulcers, as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. By using IV therapy and healing the digestive tract, you can experience more energy, less frequent colds and flus and improved mood.
In Edmonton, our winter is long and it seems cold and flu season stretches out too. Preventing colds and flus with proper hand washing, adequate protein intake (super important for athletes!), managing your stress levels and maintaining good sleep habits remain extremely important. If you find that you're not very resilient to infection, or every time someone sneezes near you you're getting sick, then you may need to do some work on your immune system. IV therapy can deliver an extremely high dose of vitamin C. These very high doses can help to stimulate your immune system and fight off infection. Ozone can also be used in conjunction with IV therapy. Ozone is a very powerful infection fighter and can be used intravenously.
If you're curious about IV therapy, or wondering if it might benefit your health condition ask me at your next visit. We can decide together if it's the right therapy for you.