Question: Dr. Dan, what is prolotherapy? What are PRP injections? Are they the same thing? I keep hearing about these but I’m not sure what they actually do.

Prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, are all over the news these days. Mainly because professional athletes like Tiger Woods have attached…


Question: Dr. Dan, what natural treatment do you recommend for a rotator cuff injury? Is surgery the best option for rotator cuff tears?

Dr. Dan: Whenever you’re considering surgery for a rotator cuff injury, consider its fairly high failure rate. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, anywhere from…


When it comes to natural treatments for arthritis in areas like the hand, shoulder, knee, and back, the field of regenerative medicine offers the most promising treatments. …


Question: Dr. Dan, I’m still quite young, 27, and want to stay healthy as I age. What can I do today to stay healthy? What healthy habits do you recommend?

I would recommend you begin by first redefining your definition of health.

If you grew up in North America, chances…


Question: Dr. Dan, what natural remedies do you recommend to deal with anxiety and depression?

First remember that depression and anxiety are complex conditions that are not yet completely understood. If you experience recurring anxiety or show signs of depression, make it a point to see a good physician who…


America’s healthcare system is a complicated topic. As an osteopathic doctor, I’m shocked each and every single day at how easily people who are unwell are led to believe that they are healthy. They are constantly fatigued, in pain, and stressed, but according to lab tests, everything is normal. …


Question: Dr. Dan, how effective is acupuncture in treating pain? Can’t I just pop an Advil?

Dr. Dan: The question I want to address here is what to do for relatively minor aches and pains.

Here is the short answer is: Advil and other ibuprofen medications are perfectly acceptable for…


Question: I have pain in lower back, butt, and leg. Is this sciatica? What sciatica treatment do you recommend for pain relief?

Dr. Dan: First, you need to confirm the pain is indeed resulting from sciatica. If you’re suffering from sciatica symptoms, I strongly encourage you to find an osteopath…


Question: Dr. Dan, what causes knee pain? What can I do for knee pain?

Dr. Dan: If you have knee pain when bending, running, or squatting, the most important question to answer is whether you need to see a professional and begin proper rehabilitation! I know, this is sometimes easier…

Dr. Dan Williams, DO

internationally trained doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) | prolotherapy | acupuncture | based in Indianapolis

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