Informational articles about FIT Center treatment options.

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 [...]

Chronic Forearm Fascial Pain from a Wasp Sting

Patient's Story A 34-year-old hypermobile female who is 6 months pregnant comes to the Fascia Institute and Treatment Center after being stung by a wasp 6 weeks ago in the right forearm. She had an initial episode of severe inflammation along the forearm that resolved in about a week. However, she had continued to [...]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Frequently Asked Questions

You are possibly a candidate for platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma is used to treat many causes of pain, mostly tendon, ligament and joint pain. Platelet-rich plasma can also be used for muscle strains and tears.  During your consultation, we will review your medical history images examine you and determine if platelet-rich plasma is an [...]

By |2022-05-31T21:17:37+00:00May 31st, 2022|Prolotherapy|

What is a Hydrodissection or Hydrorelease?

Introduction Hydrodissection and hydrorelease are new procedures that are gaining traction in treating fascia. Fascia is not only a protective covering of many organs, nerves, bone, skin, and muscle but also has many nerves fibers that course through it. When fascia is injured or develops scar tissue, the nerve endings can get irritated and cause [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:37:59+00:00January 14th, 2022|Hydrodissection, Hydrorelease|

Dextrose Prolotherapy Frequently Asked Questions

Prolotherapy is effective for treating upper and lower extremities. We have heavily reviewed available research. Please keep in mind that our technique utilizes ultrasound imaging, which makes the treatment more effective. We can actually see where the problem areas are and appropriately treat them. Many studies in the available research papers do not use [...]

By |2022-09-10T11:39:08+00:00January 9th, 2022|Prolotherapy|
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