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Doctor and Dietician
Meat Vs. Rice
by Ross Hauser, MD
and Marion Hauser, MS, RD
All around the world, the typical
advice for a simple ankle sprain
is basically wrong. After a joint
injury, the treatment should be MEAT
(Movement, Exercise, Analgesics and
Treatment) versus RICE (Rest, Ice,
Compression and Elevation.) RICE
treatments actually prevent full healing
instead of assisting the body to heal.
It’s important to remember that
ligament injuries cannot be treated
the same as muscle injuries. Muscles
are very vascular structures, beefy
and red; whereas the white structures
of the body, including the tendons,
ligaments, menisci, labrum and articular
cartilage, have little or no blood supply.
The RICE treatment decreases blood
flow further, and leads to incomplete
healing of soft tissue, whereas MEAT
encourages complete healing. Muscles
can undergo the RICE treatments
and feel immediately better and avoid
compromised healing because of the
large influx of healing cells available,
despite the non-healing aspects of the
RICE protocol. The white structures are
not so lucky, and research has shown
that the RICE protocol inhibits healing.
The RICE treatment is often
administered to athletes after badly
spraining an ankle, tearing the
meniscus in the knee, or sustaining
some other type of sports injury.
Athletes can be seen with ice packs
taped to the injured joint. But realize
that the inflammation resulting after
these injuries is nature’s attempt to
heal the injuries as quickly as possible.
Using RICE treatments eliminate this
chemistry, even though they may offer
short-term pain relief.
The MEAT protocol, including
regenerative injection treatments for
more severe injuries, stimulates the
repair of the soft tissue structures
that are causing the joint instability.
Realize that even the creator of the
RICE protocol, Gabe Mirkin, MD, has
stated that inflammation is necessary
for healing and that RICE can delay
healing. What does the body want to do
after an injury? Heal, of course.
This information is not intended to
treat, cure or diagnose your condition.
Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine
Clinics has two locations: one in Oak
Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers.
It was established in 1991 by Ross
Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS,
RD. They can be reached at info@
From page 18B
Center 4 Life
mat work. Athletic footwear is required.
Connie DeCicco is the instructor
Essential Total Fitness – Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11
Cardio, muscle strengthening and
flexibility training with hand weights,
stretch cords, chairs and stability balls.
Athletic footwear is required. Mahnaz
Bassiri is the instructor.
Power Hour Fitness – Tuesday
and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights,
stretch cords, stability balls and mats
are used. Improve core strength and
balance. Athletic foot wear required.
Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor.
Gentle Yoga – Tuesday and
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and
strengthen while improving flexibility,
proper alignment and circulation. Bring
a towel. Kim Kouril is the instructor.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday and
Thursday at 11 a.m. Similar to gentle
yoga but all poses are done in a chair.
Kim Kouril is the instructor.
For more information, call 472-5743
or stop by the Center 4 Life, located at
2401 Library Way on Sanibel.
From page 21B
were euthanized, which is partially due
to a rise in people adopting their pets
instead of buying them as well as the rise
of people microchipping their animals,
which has led to more lost animals being
returned to their owners.
But the best tool in lowering the pet
population is spaying and neutering, plus
there are healthy benefits for fixing your
pet as well.
Spaying helps your female dogs and
cats avoid uterine infections and breast
tumors. Neutering your male forever
friend prevents testicular cancer and some
prostate problems as well.
Female pets will not go into heat
and for males, roaming problems will be al-
leviated and the chance of better behavior
GCHS also has partnered with
Fortunate Ferals, which is a local
organization which focuses on the feral
cat population in Lee County and the
surrounding area. The partnership offers
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) workshops
where participants can be certified to help
trap feral cats and bring them into the
GCHS Spay-Neuter Clinic.
“It’s a great opportunity for people to
learn how to take care of a cat colony
humanely and trap them, bring them in
and get their surgery,” Galloway said.
“They also learn how to return the cat
back to where they were captured. If we
can fix a good amount of the cats in a
colony, natural attrition will thin out the
The next TNR workshop is Saturday,
January 6 at the GCHS campus. To
register for this free workshop, go to
the Fortunate Feral webpage at www.
The GCHS Spay Neuter Clinic is ready
to take on a higher volume of surgeries. In
fact, the staff is excited to exceed goals in
“We have a great spay and neuter
facility and staff at our clinic and are
hoping we can eclipse the number of
surgeries we had in 2017,” said GCHS
Spay and Neuter Clinic Manager Melanie
Waite. “It’s been wonderful seeing the
message of the importance of spaying and
neutering your pet being spread. But we
are far from done getting that initiative out
to the public.”
To schedule an appointment to spay or
neuter your pet, call 332-1573, visit www.
gulfcoasthumanesociety.org or visit the
shelter located at 2010 Arcadia Street in
Pebbles with her puppies
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