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Prolotherapy can heal foot pain

October 24, 2015

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Prolotherapy can heal foot pain by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  If you have ever had pain in the heel and bottom of your foot, you likely are already aware of a condition called plantar fasciitis, which is one of the most common causes of this pain. Plantar refers to the bottom of the foot; […]

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Prolotherapy versus rooster comb injections

June 8, 2015

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Prolotherapy versus rooster comb injections by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  A question frequently asked by many patients is “What is the difference between prolotherapy and rooster comb injections?” Although both treatments are used to treat painful arthritic knees, distinct differences exist between the two treatments. Both prolotherapy and rooster comb are injection therapies to […]

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Oxygen — the most critical nutrient

June 19, 2014

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Oxygen

Oxygen — the most critical nutrient by Fred G. Arnold —  Nutrients are the components in foods that all living things need to survive and grow. They are used to build and repair tissues, regulate body processes and are converted to and used for energy. Organic nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, proteins (or their building blocks, […]

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Prolotherapy versus prolozone

April 14, 2014

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Prolotherapy versus prolozone by Dr. Fred Arnold —  Patients frequently have questions regarding two of the regenerative medicine treatments we provide — prolotherapy and prolozone. Since both therapies are used for most of the painful back and joint problems we treat, the treatment of choice is dependent upon the patient. Many similarities and differences exist […]

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Does your MRI really mean you need surgery?

February 23, 2014

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  by Dr. Fred Arnold —  Far too often, a patient will say a doctor has recommended surgery for a painful back or joint condition based on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test. This diagnostic test can visualize the internal structures of the body and be an invaluable tool to identify abnormalities in an area […]

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Osteoarthritis and vitamin C

December 19, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the world, affecting 43 million persons. One of the most common conditions that will affect most of us to some degree is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is a breakdown of joints, including […]

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Fall back into health

November 24, 2013

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by Dr. Saman Rezaie —  The summers in Arizona have a way of slowing things down. The heat keeps people indoors, which tends to bring a halt to being active. The loss of physical activity can lead to getting out of shape and can make us more prone to injuries. With the temperatures coming down […]

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Neural prolotherapy

August 26, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Neural prolotherapy is a new, exciting breakthrough in the treatment of pain, developed by John Lyftgoft, M.D., a New Zealand physician. Neural prolotherapy combines the treatment principles of both neural therapy and prolotherapy. As in neural therapy, shallow, subcutaneous injections are made along the path of superficial nerves and, […]

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Steroid vs. regenerative medicine injections

June 13, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Standard of care is defined as the appropriate medical treatment based on scientific evidence and collaboration between the medical professionals involved in the treatment of a given condition. For the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions, steroid injections, such as cortisone injections, are considered the standard of care by many […]

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Prolotherapy and joint hypermobility

February 17, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Hypermobile joints are sometimes referred to as loose joints, and those who have them are labeled “double jointed.” Hypermobility of a joint can be entertaining when we see nimble performers at Cirque Du Soleil contort their bodies in strange and awkward ways. However, for some individuals, hypermobility is a […]

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When the game is over but pain is left

December 14, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  For most fans, football is much more than a game. It may remind them of the quality time they spent with their own fathers and teammates, or it may have been the first time they were part of a team and felt pride in something bigger than themselves. Most men […]

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Regenerative joint therapy optimizes joints

September 23, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Regenerative joint therapy (RJT), also known as prolotherapy, is a treatment for joint injuries and strains. Joint injuries are common and can lead to arthritis or joint diseases. Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joint and is accompanied by stiffness, aches and pains from injuries, or strain on the […]

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Cortisone versus prolotherapy shots

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Many people are confused about whether to use cortisone or prolotherapy for treating painful joint conditions. It must be understood that cortisone and prolotherapy are not the same treatment, and the effects of each are dramatically different. Cortisone, like prednisone, is a corticosteroid and has numerous adverse and harmful […]

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