Author: alien

WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING TOPICAL CBDS IN YOUR PRACTICE

CBD is a debated topic in the medical world.

Both ingestible and topical CBDs are becoming mainstream products – more patients are asking about them, and more medical professionals are listening to their requests.

However, the quick rise of the CBD market has led to an oversaturation of ineffective placebo products – ones that claim to relieve discomfort but only provide surface-level relief.

For the casual consumer, this is not a deterrent, but for a medical professional, this may have caused you to become skeptical of their use. If you’re on the edge about incorporating them into your practice, learn more about how a medically-proven topical CBD like PHYTO-ZOL can effectively improve your patient treatment.

What are CBD Topicals?
As a whole, CBD products are split into two categories – ingestible CBDs and topical CBDs. Ingestible CBDs typically come as oils or pills and are processed through the bloodstream for widespread bodily relief. Topical CBD products are offered as creams, gels, or patches, and are absorbed through the skin to relieve a specific source of pain. For a medical professional, the use of a topical CBD is the recommended choice to manage joint and muscle discomfort. This category of CBD products offers more localized discomfort relief by targeting affected areas through skin penetration. This absorption method does not travel into the bloodstream at all, making topicals much less likely to interact with other medications where ingestible CBDs might. Especially for older patients, drug interactions can be dangerous; the use of a topical CBD over ingestible methods of pain relief can minimize that risk.

How PHYTO-ZOL Stands Out.
PHYTO-ZOL is different from other CBD topicals on the market and holds its own as the medically-developed, scientifically-proven choice. The CBD particles in PHYTO-ZOL are micro-encapsulated, designed to keep large clusters of CBD from forming and allowing the CBD to better work with PHYTO-ZOL’s locally enhanced transdermal serum technology to best reach the source of discomfort. Our fragrance-free, water-based formula encourages maximum skin penetration and is less irritating and volatile to the skin compared to other topicals. When choosing a topical CBD for your patients, these should all be factors you take into consideration.

How Can They Be Incorporated Into Practice?
Prescribing patients with a topical CBD serum such as PHYTO-ZOL can help ease the recovery process and bridge the gap between discomfort and full rehabilitation. There are many ways to do this, but we recommend following these medical best-practices of doctors who have successfully treated patients with PHYTO-ZOL.

Author: Dr. Jeffrey Tucker

Treating Shoulder Tendinopathy With Shockwave Therapy

Shoulder tendinopathy typically isn’t caused by a sudden injury, but rather long-term wear and tear on the rotator cuff. Jobs or activities that involve frequent use of the shoulders are often contributors to the development of shoulder tendinopathy. When the shoulder is overused, one of two tendons—the bicipital tendon or the rotator cuff tendon—can become irritated and swollen, resulting in pain and stiffness.

Typical symptoms of shoulder tendinopathy include:

  • Shoulder pain when lifting with a straight arm, or while lying on the affected shoulder.
  • Pain or clicking when the arm is held at shoulder height or behind the back or head.
  • Generalized shoulder and upper arm pain, potentially all the way down to the elbow.
  • As symptoms worsen, pain may become constant.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Because shoulder tendinopathy involves inflammation and irritation of the rotator cuff tendon, it is an ideal candidate for treatment with shockwave therapy. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an FDA-cleared treatment involving the use of high energy acoustic waves to stimulate injured tissues. This nonsurgical intervention stimulates the generation of new blood vessels and nerves, and kick starts the body’s natural healing processes. With a few treatments, inflammation of the affected tendon is greatly reduced, eliminating pain and allowing the injured tissue to heal.

MYOSYTETM’s shockwave therapy allows people suffering from tendinopathy to experience almost immediate relief from their symptoms—and resolution of the underlying causes after a few treatment sessions—without the inherent risks of surgery or analgesics.

Additional forms of treatment, such as laser therapy and magnetic field therapy (PEMFT) also show great promise in treating some cases of shoulder tendinopathy.

Treating Tennis Elbow With Shockwave Therapy

Lateral Epicondylitis, better known as Tennis Elbow, is a common injury in which sufferers experience pain in the elbow and arm. Tennis elbow is common in people who repeatedly perform activities involving forcefully gripping an object between the first two fingers and thumb. Despite the condition’s name and the fact that the elbow is the epicenter of pain, it isn’t elbow movement that contributes to the condition as much as grip strain, which overexerts and injures tendons running through the arm and elbow.

Many sports involving activity similar to tennis, such as racquetball, fencing, and squash, are common causes. Other culprits include:

  • Typing
  • Weightlifting
  • Painting
  • Doing yardwork with trimmers, rakes, leaf blowers, etc.
  • Knitting
  • Carpentry
  • In cases of Tennis Elbow, the extensor carpi radialis brevis, tendons anchoring the forearm muscles to the elbow, become irritated and damaged by overuse. Repetitive motions in which the wrist is flexes while gripping an object causes tears in the tendons, which in turn become inflamed and painful.

The key symptom of tennis elbow is pain in the elbow, which may extend into the forearm (or even hand), or up into the upper arm. This pain is often felt while performing actions such as:

  • Making a fist
  • Gripping an object
  • Lifting objects
  • Attempting to straighten your wrist
  • Raising your hand over your head
  • Opening a door
  • Shaking hands
  • In addition to pain, the area around the elbow tends to become tender and painful to the touch.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared therapy regimen which uses focused acoustic waves to stimulate blood flow and the regeneration of nerves, reduce swelling, and initiate the body’s natural healing processes.

Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective in treating many forms of tendonitis, including Tennis Elbow. Patients treated with shockwave therapy usually notice a difference even after the first session, and experience a significant decrease in discomfort and pain after a few sessions. As inflammation and swelling of the injured tendons in the elbow subsides, healing can begin.

While it’s unclear why shockwave treatment is effective in treating tennis elbow, what is known is that it does work. Studies have shown very high success rates, including one in which 91% of those evaluated experienced “complete or nearly complete resolution of pain.”

MYOSYTETM’s shockwave therapy allows those suffering from Tennis Elbow to quickly return to the sports and activities they love without pain, and without enduring the unnecessary risk of surgery or use of painkillers.

Other forms of treatment, including laser therapy and magnetic field therapy (PEMFT), have also been shown to be effective in treating Golfer’s Elbow and other forms of tendonitis.

Treating Wrist Pain With Shockwave Therapy

Many people suffer from wrist pain related to tendonitis. Tendonitis is an inflammation of one or more tendons, typically caused by repetitive overuse of a joint, resulting in wear and tearing of the affected tendon(s). Many motions common in sports, mechanical work, assembly line work, typing, and writing with a pen produce the sort of risk flexion which results in tendonitis. Tendonitis involving the wrist is referred to as tenosynovitis, but is often simply referred to as wrist tendonitis.

Aside from wrist pain, common symptoms of wrist tendonitis include:

  • Redness and a sense of warmth around the tendons
  • Swelling of the wrist, sometimes extending into the hand
  • Grinding sensations when flexing the risk (known as crepitus)
  • Stiffness and inability to bend
  • Tenderness in the wrist and forearm

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an effective, non-invasive treatment for many forms of wrist pain associated with tendonitis. The FDA-cleared treatment used focused high-energy acoustic waves to stimulated injured tissues. This stimulation increases blood flow and the generation of new nerves and blood vessels, kick-starting the body’s natural healing processes. Patients experience improvements in pain and swelling after the very first treatment, and experience a complete or nearly complete cessation of pain after going through the full treatment regimen.

MYOSYTETM’s shockwave therapy is non-surgical treatment of tendonitis that avoids many of the inherent risks of surgical intervention. ESWT is also preferable to potentially habit-forming painkillers. While it’s currently unclear as to why shockwave therapy works, numerous studies and patient studies have shown that it provides a great deal of relief to the majority of patients who undergo treatment.

Treating Shin Splints With Shockwave Therapy

Media Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), better known as shin splints, is a common source of pain and discomfort for people of all ages, but particularly those between their late teens and early 40s. Shin splints are typically experienced by those who are extremely physically active on a daily or near-daily basis, such as athletes, fitness enthusiasts, military members, runners, and dancers. Shin splints are particularly common in those who have suddenly increased their level of activity.

Shin splints are the result of inflammation in the muscles and tendons anchored to the tibia in the lower leg. In addition to tendonitis, the pain related to shin splints may because caused in part by muscle sprains, small tears in the membrane between the tibia and fibula, and even microfractures in the tibia. The rather broad spectrum of causes should make it evident that shin splints are not a single defined health issue, but rather a collection of medical issues with a single symptom: pain along the inside of the shin.

Shin splints are often confused with other health issues, such as stress fractures and compartment syndrome. If you believe you have shin splints, it’s important to be evaluated by a doctor before choosing a course of action.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Shin splints are the product of inflammation, irritation, and tearing of ligaments and tendons due to excess exercise. Due to the nature of this condition, it is an ideal candidate for treatment with shockwave therapy (ESWT). Shockwave therapy is an FDA-cleared treatment in which injured tissues are targeted with high-energy acoustic waves. These waves compress and stimulate targeted tissues, encouraging the generation of nerves and blood vessels, kick-starting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

After just the first session, many patients notice a significant decrease in shin splint pain, largely due to a decrease in swelling. Further treatments of ESWT produce further improvements, as shockwave therapy encourages the healing and growth of bone tissue, which is especially important in cases of shin splints involving damage to the tibia and the tissues that connect it to the fibula.

MYOSYTETM’s shockwave treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive way of treating these common ailments without risking the adverse side effects of surgery or potentially habit-forming painkillers.

Other therapies, such as magnetic field therapy (PEMFT) and laser therapy may also be effective in treating select cases of shin splints.

Treating Runner’s Knee With Shockwave Therapy

Chondromalacia patellae, better known as Runner’s Knee, is an injury in which sufferers experience pain beneath the knee, due to irritation and swelling on the underside of the kneecap (patella). As the cartilage in the knee softens and breaks down and the femur rubs directly against the kneecap, the pain may worsen.

Runner’s Knee is commonly seen in physically active people of all ages, particularly those who participate in sports such as cycling, soccer, gymnastics, basketball, rowing, volleyball, and skateboarding. These and other sports put a great deal of strain on the knees, and often involve movements that aren’t typical of normal walking motions.

The most common symptom of Runner’s Knee is pain in the knee, particularly behind the patella or at the front of the knee. This pain is most often felt after long periods of sitting, and may worsen when squatting or using stairs. Other symptoms include swelling, and a feeling of grinding or grating in the knee.

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Chondromalacia patellae both involves irritation of and damage to the kneecap. Because this involves injury to cartilage, Runner’s Knee is an ideal candidate for treatment with shockwave therapy (ESWT). ESWT is a non-surgical treatment which utilizes high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate and massage injured soft tissues. This stimulation reduces swelling and improves blood flow to the affected area, kick-starting the body’s natural healing processes.

MYOSYTETM’s shockwave therapy is an FDA-cleared treatment which has been shown in numerous studies to be effective in eliminating and reducing pain related to tendonitis and ailments of the soft tissue, such as Runner’s Knee. Shockwave treatment reduces inflammation, stopping recurring irritation to affected areas and allowing healing to take place.

Thanks to its non-invasive nature, shockwave therapy is preferable to many inherently risky alternative forms of treatment, the use of painkillers to control pain, or even surgery. While the underlying reasons for shockwave therapy’s effectiveness are not currently understood, multiple studies have proven it to be effective in treating Runner’s Knee and other related disorders.

Other forms of therapy, such as laser therapy and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, also show promise in treating Runner’s Knee and related disorders.