Injury, surgery, repetitive movements, poor posture or simply aging may cause your tissue to become fused, scarred and damaged. This can compromise a nearby structure, such as a nerve, tendon, ligament, or muscle, and impede its comfortable function. The result may be pain, lack of mobility and a loss of the strength and flexibility you once had.
Our expert clinicians perform a comprehensive assessment of your movement patterns and ask you to perform the motions that cause you the most discomfort while we watch you under our ultrasound to evaluate the health and pliability of your tissue.
If you suffer from pain due to an acute or chronic musculoskeletal condition and/or injury, you may be a candidate for RELIEF®. During the treatment, our providers use a thin needle to enter areas of unhealthy fascia, and use fluid and motion to create space which separates the packed down tissue and rehydrates the area while breaking up the adhesions causing the tightness and reduced mobility. All this is done within 3cm of the surface of the skin, and is conducted under precise ultrasound guidance. The procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes using local anesthesia (it does not require general anesthesia), and has no downtime afterwards. No bracing and/or post procedure immobilization is needed. There are no steroids used, and the treatment addresses an underlying cause of pain rather than only treating or masking superficial symptoms. By separating, rehydrating, and restoring these layers of damaged fascia, compromised nearby structures are freed from any impingements or scarring— and patients may experience a partial or complete relief from their symptoms afterwards.
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Because of its complexity, the shoulder is the most dynamic joint in your body. So it’s no surprise that after the knee, a damaged shoulder is the second most common sports injury. For shoulder pain due to conditions and injuries such as osteoarthritis, rotator cuff, labral tears, and many other degenerative conditions, options such as steroid injections or invasive surgery leave much to be desired — and post-surgical recovery is often lengthy and painful and may lead to other problems. Hear how former NBC Golf President Mike McClary eased his shoulder pain.
Injury and heavy use of the elbow during sports or repeated movements can cause a buildup of scar tissue. The elbow has 3 major nerves that run through and around it. Tissue damage in the elbow can cause reduced range of motion, as well as compress these nerves causing a tingling or numb sensation in the arm, hand and finger, and stiffness or pain. RELIEF® may be used to help the injured, painful, or poorly functioning elbow without invasive surgery or downtime. Read about how RELIEF® helped Dave Asprey with his tennis elbow.
Pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh, or outer buttocks is usually caused by problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues surrounding your hip joint. Hip problems can affect the rest of your body in your day-to-day activities and may require long-term pain management if the true source of the pain is not addressed. Hip replacement surgery has become a common answer, but this approach may be followed by pain and discomfort due to damaged fascia. Our breakthrough RELIEF® treatment repairs damaged and scarred fascia may often be the cause of pain and restricted movement. Hear how RELIEF® helped Miami Marlins physician Dr. Thomas Best, MD PhD.
If you’ve ever badly sprained your ankle, or experienced a fracture in your ankle, foot or toe, you may still be dealing with restricted mobility or even pain due to damaged fascia. Injuries to the connective tissues can also increase the chance of re-injury by changing how you walk and over time placing a stress on other parts of the foot that are compensating. Incomplete healing leads to a cycle of chronic pain and instability. RELIEF® may be used to break this cycle by treating the injured, painful, or poorly functioning tissue and return you to a healthy state without invasive surgery or downtime. Watch how RELIEF® helped David Ortiz with his foot pain.
Surgery can create scarring both layers deep in the body and on the skin’s surface. It often involves cutting into multiple layers of anatomy: the skin, subcutaneous fat, and connective tissues. While surgery is meant to improve movement and function, excessive scar tissue can lead to the exact opposite. At the skin level, scars often develop post-surgery leaving visible blemishes but are usually not a source of pain. Below the surface however, scarred tissue may limit range of motion, cause pain or discomfort, and compress nerves. Find out how RELIEF® helped Bud Cauley treat his post-surgical pain.
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