Knee pain is one of the most common problems we see at our institute. When it comes to a more active individual, there can be many knee pain causes. One possible cause is Iliotibial band syndrome or more often referred to as IT band syndrome. It is also commonly referred to by patients as “pain
Over the years we have seen many patients with a long history of back pain. Most of the time it was nondescript back pain and no one was sure what was causing it. The problem, according to some patients, was the MRI did not show enough damage or irregularities to justify an aggressive surgical treatment.
Over the years I have seen many shoulder problems. Surfers are a particular group of interest in that many surfers have problems, not in one shoulder, but in both shoulders. While there are many articles on shoulder pain, it is surprising that there is not more specialized information available to the surfer about their shoulder
Active, sports minded people being sent to hip replacement without suggestion of non-surgical options are finding options on their own. What I present here are not statistics but what people are telling us in the office. It is in agreement from what research tells us, people are being sent to hip replacement with no other
We will see many patients after a shoulder surgery with less than hoped for results. One reason the surgery was not thought to be a success was the patient’s over-expectation of what the surgery could do and how fast they could return-to-play their favorite activity. A study published in the Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine
Many people, or should I say many runners, will reach out to me to ask whether stem cell therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy will help them with their knee problems. They have what you probably have. They have pain in the front of their knee, it is coming from behind their knee cap. They
The shoulder comprises a complex matrix of bone and soft tissue that enables an extreme range of motion. But the price the shoulder pays for that range of motion is a greater risk of chronic injury. Sometimes the bones in the joint slip out of normal alignment or are forced out by injury-subluxation and dislocation.
The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society describes Morton’s Neuroma as feeling like you are “walking on a marble,” and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot. A neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve. Morton’s neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the
Prolotherapy is the injection technique that we still but rarely utilize to help a patient with their back pain. The reason that we rarely use or recommend the treatment to our patients is that of the three regenerative medicine techniques that we use, including Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and stem cell therapy, Prolotherapy or dextrose
Over the years we have seen many patients with Plantar Fasciitis that had been unresponsive to conventional treatments. These conventional treatments included physical therapy, cortisone, and anti-inflammatories. While not the best choice for doctor or patient, many of these people considered the surgical option as the ultimate choice because they “have to do something.” But