Treatment of melasma

If you have Melasma, you know what it is, it is patchy brown skin discoloration that appears on your face. It is a hyperpigmentation or as it is called in the research below “Melasma is a cosmetically disfiguring disorder of facial pigmentation.” In this article, we will discuss the use of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy

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Stem cell therapy, PRP or hyaluronic acid knee injections?

Many patients we see, have been researching their options in treating their chronic knee pain. These people come to see us because they are exploring non-surgical alternatives and have investigated various forms of regenerative medicine techniques. This includes the use of their own blood platelets as a healing solution, (more commonly referred to as Platelet Rich

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PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for Slap Tears

Many emails that come in from this website, come from people asking about SLAP tear surgery. Some people want to know if they can avoid surgery. Some people are looking for options because they cannot get a SLAP tear surgery. Why can’t they get the surgery? Because their doctor/surgeon does not hold out good hope

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Frozen shoulder – Adhesive capsulitis

Clinically we have seen many patients with various and diverse shoulder problems. One such problem is the problem of frozen shoulder. We have had patients improve with PRP treatments for their frozen shoulder by having less pain, greater flexibility, and for some the benefit of accelerated recovery as they had been told previously by other

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Do Opioids Cause Knee Replacement Complications?

One of the most frequent emails we receive is one from people in pain who are waiting for a knee replacement and have a lot of pain issues. Because of the delay or wait in getting a knee replacement they have found themselves taking more medications. Research is showing us that the use of painkillers

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Golf, hip pain, hip surgery and hip replacement

Many golfers play as long as they can with a painful hip. Then one day the hip pain becomes severe enough that it is just not worth playing any more. As avid and recreational golfers, many people do not embark on surgery to get themselves back on the course. They get the surgeries because of

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Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

We see many people at our practice with a long medical history of thumb pain and thumb pain treatments. These people would up seeing us because their long medical history of conservative  care treatments, possibly surgery or surgical recommendation did not help them and they are seeking stem cell therapy or PRP platelet rich plasma

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Biological knee replacement – Meniscal allograft transplantation – microfracture knee surgery

Biological knee replacement or knee reconstruction is a more recent term to describe the surgical procedure of combined meniscal allograft transplantation and surgical cartilage repair. It is recommended to patients with painful, meniscus-deficient knees and full-thickness cartilage damage. In the research we will examine below, some surgeons are questioning the value of these procedures. Also

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Low back pain in golfers: More than a high impact swing

There is countless research surrounding low back pain and the golfer. Many studies suggest many causes and theories as to what can be causing low back pain. In this article I want to draw attention to research that suggests more rare or lesser known causes of your golfer’s low back pain. Spinal ligaments. Is it

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The meniscus tear in the golfer

I have written a few articles on this website on the subject of meniscus tears. In this article I want to more focus on the golfer and his/her meniscus tear. There is not much by way of research specific to meniscus tears in golfers. Most of the literature surrounding the knee in golfers relates to

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