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Anti-inflammatory medication side-effects – accelerated knee osteoarthritis 301

As we see more patients looking for alternatives to knee surgery and many of those people are being pain managed with anti-inflammatory medications or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) and painkillers, one question they all seem to have is: “What are these medications doing to my knees?” The simple answer is, according to published research, they

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301 Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy for big toe pain and bunions

The hip joint, the shoulder joint, the knee joint, the big toe joints, they all have one thing in common. When they are in the process of wear and tear degenerative joint disease, they become unstable, painful, and they start forming bone spurs and bony overgrowths. Sometimes the person suffering from degenerative joint disease will

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301 Golf after knee replacement – 301

We will often receive emails from people who will say “I am 59 years old, very active. I have wear and tear damage in my knee I am being told to lay off or stop weight lifting and running. I can still play golf but it now hurts on some of the swings. My orthopedist

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How fast can you get back to work or sport following knee replacement? 301

How about sports? We see many active patients who are not convinced a joint replacement will help them return to their game. German researchers see the same type patients. In a study, the doctors from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf echoed what we see here (5): “An increasing number of physically active patients not only

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301 How accurate are MRI scans of the knee?

MRI does see cartilage changes An MRI does see changes to the knee over time. A September 2022 paper (7) investigated the accuracy of MRI in identifying knee cartilage changes over time. The researchers looked at seven previously published studies of 1091 subjects, 355 were males. The results of all the studies, except one, indicated

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301 Pain after spinal fusion may be from post-surgical muscle damage

Many people have successful spinal surgery. Some do not. There are many reasons why someone will have a failed spinal surgery. One reason among the many causes can be the muscle damage caused by the fusion surgery itself. Back muscle degeneration in lumbar fusion patients A team of surgeons published a paper (1) examining the

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Injections for Rotator cuff tendinitis – 301 – 4

I want to focus this article on recent research surrounding the use of Platelet Rich Plasma injections into the shoulder to repair tendon damage. The concept behind the treatment is that these growth factors will facilitate a repair. A September 2021 Editorial in the journal Arthroscopy (3) offers this opinion of the effectiveness of PRP

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301 Stem Cell Therapy for sciatica like symptoms

There is a difference between a “true” sciatica and the phenomena of “pseudo sciatica,” or “fake sciatica.” If you have been diagnosed with sciatica you may have been one of the people where it took some time and a lot of tests and examinations to confirm that in fact you had sciatica or you did

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301 Golf and hip surgery

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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301 Stem cell therapy for Achilles Tendon tears and tendinopathy

I receive many emails about accelerating the healing of a surgically repaired tendon with stem cell therapy. These emails come from athletes or people who need to get back to work much faster than their surgical rehabilitation is allowing them to. Generally speaking stem cell therapy can be effective in augmentation repair of a surgery.

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