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Various Treatments

Resources

Helpful Resources to get you going in the right direction! R. DonTigney  A PT that has contributed much to understanding SIJD.  An excellent resource for self-corrections. Diana Lee  a PT that has also contributed to the understanding of SIJD.  Many wonderful articles down the sidebar of this link helping to understand the role of the … Continue reading »

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trigger points: What are they, why do they matter

Trigger points, have you heard of them? I have, and they seem kinda mythical, or invisable.  But then again what part of this SIJD diagnosis isn’t?!  I’ve heard massage therapists talk about them, and along my journey I have had plenty of therapists of all varieties hold down knots in my muscles until their hands … Continue reading »

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Have you considered using….. crutches or a walker?

So, we have pain when we walk and stand right…. well what if using something to help you walk took SOME or even all the weight off the leg that hurts the worst… or post-op when we are trying to rehab…. I had crutches before surgery, and I will be the first to admit I … Continue reading »

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Heating Pads vs Ice packs: why use them, and how to make ice packs cheep!

So, you ever wonder WHY we are suppose to do the things the medical professionals caring for us ask us to do at home?  I do.. all the time.  So much so that I get these awesome light bulb moments in class and wish I had listened even more to my PT when I was … Continue reading »

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Strain-counterstrain : a method of relaxing those tight and spasming muscles

This is just one of MANY methods of dealing with the muscle pain that comes from SIJD, but it is one of my favorites! When I was first injured and could barely walk across my college campus and had to lay on the floor of my lecture halls and take notes I was connected with … Continue reading »

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PRP and stem cell therapy

http://www.regenexx.com/the-regenexx-procedure-explained/ http://www.stemcellorthopedic.com/stem-cell-therapy.html http://www.bonemarrowprolotherapy.com/ These are links to a newer therapy that is like Prolo, but it is done with your own stem cells. I don’t know much about it other than it is an emerging option for ligament damage and aiding in healing. I want to stress that I have no idea if this works … Continue reading »

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Prolotherapy

There has been a lot of talk about prolo lately so I figured I’d pool my resources in one place and see what everyone else had to add to it….Here ya go!Here are several websites that come recommended on researching prolo to see if it is for you…. www.painfree.org – Dr. Terry Rapp www.prolo.net – … Continue reading »

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