Informational articles about FIT Center treatment options.

Fascial Hydrodissection for Low Back Pain

Introduction A fascial hydrodissection for low back pain is a procedure you should consider for both acute and chronic pain in your lower back. According to the CDC, 39% of adults experience low back pain in the past three months. A fascial hydrodissection for low back pain involves a highly-specialized procedure of injecting medication [...]

The Benefits of a Fascial Hydrodissection from a Patient

A patient's testimonial on the benefits of a fascial hydrodissection for pain "After seeing nearly a dozen other orthopedic physicians for knee, hip, and back pain, Dr. Courseault pinpointed my problems like no one else had. The back pain was not from discs. It was a simple fascia problem for decades. One hydrodissection injection [...]

Post-Leg Hip Pain in a Pitcher Treated with a Hydrodissection

  Introduction   Myofascial hydrodissection is an important tool to return athletes back to their full potential and improve sports performance. Post-leg pain can affect pitching accuracy and performance. We present a case at The Fascia Institute and Treatment Center of a pitcher with tightness at the anterior hip of his post-leg that has [...]

Ulnar Nerve Hydrodissection for Ulnar Neuropathy

Introduction Ulnar neuropathy is a common nerve injury secondary to nerve entrapment at the elbow. Repetitive compressive forces to the inside or medial side of the elbow can irritate the nerve and cause damage. Damage to the ulnar nerve can be assessed with a nerve conduction study and electromyography. Modern evaluation can also include [...]

Hamstring Fascia Hydrodissection in an NFL Running Back

  Introduction Hamstring injuries nag players of all sports and all levels. Dr. Jacques Courseault at The Fascia Institute and Treatment Center at Tulane University School of Medicine was the first to publish the benefits of a hamstring fascial hydrodissection to get athletes back in a few days. You can read the article here.   [...]

Fascial Release of a Knee Flexion Deformity After a Total Knee Replacement

Abstract   There is no consensus on how to best manage fixed flexion deformity of the knee following total knee arthroplasty. We present the case of a 63-year-old hypermobile female with a fixed flexion deformity and fascial hamstring tendon adhesions noted on ultrasound evaluation. She was treated with a fascial hydrorelease and achieved full [...]

Dextrose Prolotherapy Review for Lower Extremity Injuries

ABSTRACT: Lower extremity soft tissues injuries account for a large proportion of musculoskeletal injuries. In cases where medication, physical therapy and cortisone injections do not provide complete relief, dextrose prolotherapy is a viable treatment option that has been available for many decades. In our clinic, dextrose prolotherapy is particularly effective in patients who are [...]

Fascial Hydrodissection for Medial Scapular Border Pain: Case Series of Treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

ABSTRACT: Neck and upper back pain can be common issues among athletes. Myofascial pain due to fascial adhesions can explain these athletes’ symptoms and prevent them from performing. In this retrospective series, three athletes diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome at the medial scapular border are treated with ultrasound-guided (USG) hydrodissection. All athletes reported significant [...]

Fascial Hamstring Hydrodissection in A College Football Player

Introduction A fascial hamstring hydrodissection can be used for acute and chronic hamstring pain. Hamstring injuries keep many out of recreation and competitive sport. Historically, hamstring therapy with physical therapy, massage, dry needling, and trigger point injections have been helpful but continue to result in delays in returning to competition. At the Fascia Institute [...]

Hydrodissection for Low Back Pain in a Golfer

Patient's Story A 45-year-old male who is a 5 handicap golfer has been unable to play for the past 3 months because of low back pain. He hurt his low back during a golf swing, in which he felt a pull in his right low back and glute muscle. He has mild pain at [...]

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