- Knee Pain
- Fatigue & Weight Gain
- Hip Pain
- Sexual Health
Right Knee Pain
Complaint: Right knee Pain
Diagnosis: Right knee MCL/biceps femoris enthesopathy
Jane is 50-years-old and healthy. She is active and teaches pre-school where she keeps up with her kids. Recently, she started having right knee pain off and on that has been worsening over the last month. She is training for a triathlon and has not been able to run because of knee pain. She’s seen conventional physicians who took X-rays & an MRI and said she has moderate arthritis in her knee & a meniscus tear. She’s been through physical therapy some improvement but continues to have discomfort particularly after running and biking. She’s been offered steroids but heard that they’re not good for the body or the joints.
Jane called Dr. Wang and was taken through an extensive evaluation including a Functional Medicine Evaluation& Functional Movement Assessment. It turns out she has a high processed carbohydrate load and admits to consuming quite a bit of dairy and sugar. On functional examination, Jane has flat feet and has insufficient motor control of the legs leading through abnormal loading through the tendons and ligaments of the knee. On ultrasoundexamination, Dr. Wang found a lateral meniscus tear with evidence of mild swelling in the surrounding ligaments.
- Functional Medicine
- Perineural injections
- Functional Movement
Working with Dr. Wang, Jane eliminated processed carbohydrates, dairy, and sugars from her diet. She added supplements including Vitamin D and Type II Hyaluronic Acid. After 4 sessions of prolotherapy & perinueral injections, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, kinesiotaping, and progressive functional exercise interventions, Jane progressed back into training for triathlons. This was done concurrently with a partner manual therapist, a trusted physical therapist for rehabilitation, and Jane’s personal trainer. Jane was able to return to competition without further issues with her knee.
Fatigue & Weight Gain
Diagnosis: Hormonal disregulation
April is a 40-years-old mother of 2 young children. Over the last year, she has noticed worsening fatigue. She feels like she’s not well rested when she awakens in the morning. She feels like she continues to gain weight despite being tired and not eating much. She eats well and exercises routinely but continues to feel tired all the time. She had a thyroid checked and other labs drawn by her conventional primary care physician who says she has no medical issues.
April called Dr. Wang and was taken through an extensive Functional Medicine Evaluation. Dr. Wang ran some additional labs and found that April has low sex hormones and high levels of cortisol. Dr. Wang worked with April to bring her cortisol levels down through supplements, meditation, strict dietary modifications. At 3 months follow up, April was doing better and a new exercise routine was started and April’s dietary restrictions were loosened.
- Functional Medicine
Dr. Wang continued to work with April over the following 3 months with re-introducing foods and her exercise routine. April was feeling almost back to her old 16-years-old self at 6 months follow up. Follow up labs run at 6 months showed a normalized cortisol level and sex hormones.
Right Hip Pain
Complaints: Right Hip Pain
Diagnosis: Right gluteus medius and ITB enthesopathy
Joe is 80-years-old and has had severe right hip pain for 5 years. He has not walked for 4 years except for short distances with a walker in the house. He has many medical issues including diabetes and heart issues. He has seen conventional physicians who took X-rays & an MRI and said he has “bone on bone” arthritis. He has had prolotherapy in the past without relief. He wants to avoid a hip replacement because of his medical co-morbidities. His family is hoping to get him off the narcotics that are causing him confusion especially at night.
Joe’s daughter brought him in to see Dr. Wang. Dr. Wang took an extensive evaluation including a Functional MedicineEvaluation& physical examination. It turns out Joe eats has high processed carbohydrate load. On ultrasoundexamination, Dr. Wang found severe arthritis in the hip.
- Functional Medicine
- Stem Cells
- Perineurial injections
Working with Dr. Wang, Joe eliminated processed carbohydrates, dairy, and sugars from his diet. Dr. Wang started Joe on supplements including Vitamin D, Probiotics, and Magnesium. Joe underwent 1 session amniotic stem cells followed by 3 sessions of prolotherapy injections, perineurial injections, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, & kinesiotaping. Joe worked with a trusted physical therapist for rehabilitation between injections. Joe was able to get off his narcotics and his mentation sharpened after dietary changes. Joe was able to return to household and longer distance walking around the block with minimal discomfort and enjoy time with his grandchildren.
Low Sexual Drive
Complaint: Low sexual drive, low appetite, weight gain
Diagnosis: Menopause, Insulin resistance
Jenny is a 60-years-old women whose kids have all left the house. Over the last year, she has noticed worsening fatigue and decrease in sexual desire. She feels like she cannot lose weight despite not eating much. She had her hormone checked by her conventional primary care physician who started her on bio-identical topical hormones. However, she continues to feel tired with low sex drive.
- Functional Medicine
- Bio-identical hormones
- Vaginal PRP
- Dietary changes
Jenny called Dr. Wang and was taken through an extensive Functional Medicine Evaluation. Dr. Wang ran some additional labs and found that April has low progresterone and high levels of insulin. Dr. Wang worked with April to bring her insulin levels down through supplements and strict dietary modifications. Dr. Wang continued Jenny on her topical hormones. Jenny elected for a trial of Vaginal PRP. At 3 months follow up, Jenny had improved energy and sex drive. Jenny’s dietary restrictions were loosened to allow for fluctuations time with her exercise levels.
Dr. Wang continued to work with Jenny over the following 3 months re-introducing foods and her exercise routine. Jenny saw continued improvement in energy level and sexual drive at 6 months follow up. Follow up labs ran at 6 months showed a normalized insulin and cortisol level.