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Treatment Options Article

Injection Types

1) Trigger Point (Anesthetic) Injection: An injection of numbing medicine (Xylocaine) into the muscle. A numbing feeling can last for 4–6 hours.

2) Joint Injection: An injection of numbing medicine (Xylocaine) into a joint space. A numbing feeling can last for 4–6 hours. A small dose of steroid (Dexamethasone) may also be added to stop inflammation. This type of shot may hurt for a day or two until the steroid does its job.

3) Ligament and Tendon Injections: An injection of numbing medicine (Xylocaine) into the ligament or tendon. Also called Prolotherapy when strengthening medicine such as Sodium Morruhate are added. Pain may increase for a day or two before it gets better. This injection is usually done in a series of three.

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Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Tenotomy

Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Tenotomy offers a new and innovative technique for treating tendonitis and tendon related pain. With the use of Diagnostic Ultrasound for both localization and needle placement, a percutaneous tenotomy (tendon repair through the skin) can occur. This obviates the need to perform an open procedure (there is no surgical laceration). This outpatient procedure also saves facility and anesthesia related surgical costs.

Excessive repetitive strain of the tendon is thought to be a major influence in the etiology of tendonopathy. Traditionally, tendonosis is thought to occur with overuse, causing microtrauma at a degree and frequency at which the tendon can no longer heal itself. This situation leads to mechanical breakdown of the tendon.

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Restore Under-Active Thyroids

Thyroid abnormalities are commonly considered for complaints including fatigue, cold limbs, fibrocystic disease, dry eyes, weight loss difficulty, and unresolved pain. Speculation concerning thyroid function often persists even in the presence of normal studies. It is not difficult to diagnose an obviously over- or under-active thyroid. It is, however, difficult to prove an under-effective, normal one.

Thyroid

One of the simplest ways to determine if thyroid function is a problem, even in the presence of normal laboratory studies, is to check morning body temperatures. They are preferably obtained before getting up from bed. If body temperature is at least one degree centigrade below normal (98.6 degrees centigrade), on a consistent basis, then restorative treatment should be considered.

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