Prolotherapy Your Injuries Away

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Forrest Peterson; a player I used to coach not too long ago. He had buggered up his wrist pretty badly playing basketball. And after weeks of alternating between heat, ice, balms, and rest, his injury still didn’t seem to be healing properly. So, at the recommendation of one of his friends he decided to undergo an alternative non-invasive procedure known as prolotherapy.

After only one session the pain he was experiencing was dramatically reduced, and after the second session his wrist for the most appears to now be healed and virtually pain free.

Seemingly the best thing about prolotherapy is that it can be used to correct and heal injuries virtually anywhere in the body, making it great for basketball players who frequently succumb to injury. Something to note is that not all prolotherapists are the same because a large factor in its success rate is down to technique of injection. Forrest underwent his prolotherapy in Calgary which is where he currently lives. However, there are a lot of excellent physicians that perform this procedure across the US as well.

What Is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a treatment method that involves intraligamentous injections of irritant-like solutions directly into tendons, joints, ligaments, or cartilage. These injections are to help fix, improve, or speed upon

Typically a solution containing hypertonic dextrose in combination with vitamins (b12, etc) and a numbing agent is used. First the numbing agent is injected to numb the area in preparation for the main solution. The solution itself is injected directly into the damaged structure which causes an instant reaction of inflammation to occur. By creating an artificial injury the brain now informs the body to send healing agents (white blood cells, red blood cells, etc) to the newly …

Five Highest NBA Player Salaries for 2014-2015

Basketball may just be a game for most of us, but for the people who have become so talented to make a career out of it; the sky really seems to be the limit when it comes to salaries. Whether you believe it or not, NBA superstars are some of the highest paid athletes today. In fact, two of the ten highest paid athletes of 2014 are basketball players—LeBron James and Kobe Braynt. But who has the top five player salaries in the NBA for 2014-2015?

Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
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Unless you have been hiding under a rock over the past few decades, Kobe Bryant should not be an unfamiliar name to you. The famous shooting guard of the Los Angeles Lakers is one of the most talented and decorated players today, which is why it isn’t surprising that he is on top of the list with a $23,500,000 salary for 2014-2015. Aside from his amazing plays and advertisements, Bryant is the second player who has been paid more than $30,000,000 over the past twelve years and has been the highest paid NBA player since 2009.

Amar’e Stoudemire (New York Knicks)

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Amar’e Stoudemire takes the second place on this list with a value of $23,410,988 this year. Since his NBA career began in 2002, Stoudemire has only been on two teams—Phoenix Suns (2002-2010) and New York Knicks (2010-present). Last year, Stoudemire was also part of the top five highest paid players with $21,679,893 on third following Dirk Nowitzki who is no longer one of the highest paid NBA players this year. Stoudemire has consistently been one of the top ten highest paid players since 2011.

Joe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets)

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Sitting on the third spot is the shooting guard and small forward Joe Marcus Johnson. He currently has a value …