Prolotherapy treatments for knee osteoarthritis patients

Prolotherapy compared to Hyaluronic injections In a September 2022 study (1), researchers compared the effectiveness of dextrose Prolotherapy injections to hyaluronic acid injections in knee osteoarthritis patients. The researchers noted that while intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections are recommended in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis dextrose prolotherapy has been reported as effective and safe. The aim

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Do statins for cholesterol problems accelerate or worsen osteoarthritis?

There is a lot of controversy as to whether statin use for high cholesterol and metabolic disorders causes accelerated or worsening osteoarthritis or protects against worsening osteoarthritis.. We do see many patients who have weight challenges and cholesterol problems, among many. They have osteoarthritis and they have cholesterol problems being managed by statin use. They

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Does age matter in hip replacement outcomes?

I will get many emails asking simply, “Am I too old for hip replacement or your treatments?” “What age should I consider hip replacement?” “Do you think my doctor is right when he is telling me to wait for a few years to get a hip replacement?” My long standing opinion has always been, if

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Pain medications increase fall risk in older patients

During the pandemic, when access to medical care and orthopedic surgery were compromised, many people found themselves being prescribed and taking more painkillers and anti-inflammatories to manage their chronic pain. As elective surgeries were push back and delayed, more pills were given. Painkillers and anti-inflammatories medications come with many well known and well documented side

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Pain and pain medications are risk factors for hip fracture falls

During the pandemic, when access to medical care and orthopedic surgery were compromised, many people found themselves being prescribed and taking more painkillers and anti-inflammatories to manage their chronic pain. As elective surgeries were push back and delayed, more pills were given. Painkillers and anti-inflammatories medications come with many well known and well documented side

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How much cortisone can I get in my knee? Are there alternatives to cortisone?

Many people today are on waiting lists for surgeries. Some surgeries have been delayed days, some weeks, some months, some longer. During this time doctors and patients struggled with treatments that would help with managing the patient’s pain until the surgery could be performed. One such treatment was cortisone injection. If you have two tools

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Elevated cholesterol and knee pain

Study: High cholesterol does not cause knee osteoarthritis A February 2022 paper (1) says studies suggest an association between elevated total serum cholesterol, particularly low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and osteoarthritis. But the study also askes, is there one? That is what the researchers of this study asked. In this study, the researchers followed patients for seven

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COVID-19 aftermath – an epidemic of joint replacements

I am frequently asked for opinions about COVID-19. One subject that is frequently mentioned is the possible after affects of COVID-19 recovery on joint pain or what is the impact of prolonged steroid or opioid use while waiting for surgery. This is a new field of science, long-term studies are not available yet to give

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