Treatment of Basal Thumb Osteoarthritis: A Retrospective Study of Dextrose Prolotherapy Injections as an Alternative Treatment

Posted on Posted in Volume 5 : 2013, Wayne Feister, DO

A common malady of the thumb in the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as basal thumb arthritis or trapeziometacarpal (TMC) arthritis. This affliction is often the result of ligament laxity or injury to the thumb, which then creates a cascade of arthritic effects.

The Use of Testosterone and Growth Hormone for Prolotherapy

Posted on Posted in Thomas Ravin, MD, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010, Wonder Why?

By Thomas Ravin, MD ABSTRACT Most physicians practicing musculoskeletal medicine appreciate the importance of testosterone and growth hormone in health and wellness. The significance of these hormones in the earliest phases of wound healing and tissue repair recently has been elucidated. Testosterone and growth hormone play key roles in regulating cell functions, from stimulating protein production more »

The Use of Hormones for Chronic Pain

Posted on Posted in Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, Volume 2 : Issue 4 : November 2010, Wonder Why?

By Forest Tennant, MD, DRPH ABSTRACT Anabolic hormone therapies and Prolotherapy are innovative approaches to treating chronic pain. They are complimentary and can be simultaneously administered. Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;2(4):489-494. INTRODUCTION Hormone administration is progressively becoming more and more important in treatment of chronic pain.1, 2 Some specific hormonal therapies offer the patient real opportunities to greatly reduce more »