Conservative Treatment Options
Injection of a strong anti-inflammatory agent often used to treat acute exacerbation of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. May take 5-6 days to kick in. Often used in conjunction with physical therapy.
Referral to musculoskeletal professionals that supervise, train, and facilitate strengthening and stretching of specific muscle groups to optimize biomechanics of the body to promote healing and reduce pain, injury, and risk of reinjury.
Insertion of a sterile needle into muscles and tendons to increase localized blood flow and try to stimulate growth factors to the area. This is called 'prolotherapy' when an irritant such as dextrose is also injected.