Surfer’s Ankle – Unstable and stiff ankle

Usually a surfer that suffers from an ankle injury or chronic ankle pain will go online and start looking for exercise tips, a really good ankle brace, or any other means to help them with either a loose ankle or an ankle that is too stiff. A surfer will then seek out medical attention when

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Common golf hand and wrist injuries – when the club hits the ground

Most golfers will try to play through a developing, worsening chronic pain. They will do so with wrist braces of varying types, hand wraps, anti-inflammatory medications, alterations to their grip and swings. A trip to their doctor will likely get them some stronger pain relivers and anti-inflammatories and a recommendation to a physical therapist. Some

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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 rehab program they had gone through. Prior to the ACL surgery, most were made aware that there was a chance the graft would

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Surfer’s shoulder 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

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Treatment of melasma

Marc Darrow, MD, JD 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

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What is the difference between PRP therapy and Regenokine?

In Germany there is a medical procedure called Orthokine in which anti-inflammatory factors are removed from the patient’s blood, manipulated, and then re-injected into the painful areas. It is an anti-inflammatory treatment used to suppress back and joint pain. By admission of its proponents it is only an anti-inflammatory and not a healing remedy. In the United States it is called Regenokine and

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Caloric restriction and fasting: Do they have a positive effect on joint pain

One of the most fascinating subjects in health is caloric restriction and fasting, since both have been shown to promote healing, health, and longevity. Short-term caloric restriction suppressed oxidative stress and improved cardiac function.(1) Caloric restriction increases the level of the hormone DHEA (short for dehydroepiandrosterone) in muscle and blood, suggesting that DHEA might partially

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