Too many painkillers after sports knee surgery

As you will see in the research below, surgeons suggest that there will be a need for some type of opioid usage after arthroscopic knee surgery, whether it is meniscus surgery or knee ligament surgery. As effective as opioids can be there are obvious and well documented concerns about opioid usage. At the top of

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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 asking for and taking more medications. Research is showing us that the

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Injections for Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst can be a very confusing knee ailment for some patients. First, it has nothing to do with being a baker, but rather it was named for the surgeon who first described it, Dr. William Baker. Secondly, often it is not explained by the attending physician that the Baker’s cyst itself is not

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Treating IT Band syndrome with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

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

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The problem of a slightly loose graft after ACL reconstruction

We see many patients following an ACL reconstruction surgery who continue to feel a “certain weakness” or a “looseness” in their knee they were not expecting following the surgery and the extensive sports medicine rehab program they had gone through. Prior to the ACL surgery, most were made aware that there was a chance the

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Systemic effects of cortisone injections including cartilage damage

There is a concern amongst doctors and patients as to the long-term use of corticosteroids in managing chronic back, neck, and joint pain. Cortisone injections can help many people, they can also provide potential harm to others. The debate over the detrimental effects of corticosteroids intensified during the COVID-19 surge as corticosteroids suppress immune response.

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Can I golf with a meniscus tear?

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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Vitamin D and knee pain

Vitamin D can be an important supplement in supporting various types of knee osteoarthritis treatments. Research as outlined below suggests that vitamin D supplementation can help alleviate pain and symptoms related to degenerative knee disease. What I hope to achieve in this article is that if you have a realistic expectation of what vitamin D

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