Rotator Cuff tears is a painful shoulder condition that may occur as a result of broken or fraying tissue on the shoulder ball socket. Fortunately, rotator cuff tears can be treated and the pain can be relieved. For severe tears, your orthopedic doctor may recommend minimally invasive or conventional surgery, depending upon your specific condition.

What is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? Did you know that injured tissues, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints, can be repaired with components of your own blood? PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma can be extracted from a person’s own blood and injected into the injured area. PRP is plasma with a high

Can Knee Arthritis be treated?

Monday, 29 January 2018 by

The knee joint is composed of three bones – the patella or kneecap, femur or thigh bone, and tibia or shin bone. The ends of these bones are covered by a smooth tissue called articular cartilage, which allows the bones to glide smoothly over each other during knee movements. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Guide

Friday, 29 December 2017 by

Platelet-rich Plasma or PRP is a cutting-edge treatment for many musculoskeletal problems. Your blood has a liquid matrix called plasma which carries red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets. Platelets aid in blood clotting. Platelets also contain growth factors that help in wound and injury healing. The PRP treatment is administered through

Are Knee Braces Effective?

Friday, 29 December 2017 by

Knee braces act as supports for an injured or painful knee. They can also be used to prevent sports injuries to the knees. Orthopedic knee braces are made from plastic, foam, metal and straps. Who can Benefit from Knee Braces? Knee braces are a good treatment option for athletes and people who suffer from painful

Modern pain medicine now offers cutting-edge therapies for treatment of painful bones, joints, and tendons. Leading orthopedic surgeons, such as Dr. Adam Farber at Phoenix Shoulder and Knee Clinic, provide Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to treat many painful conditions of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. PRP therapy is an innovative, regenerative medicine treatment

Men and women over the age of 45 are at risk for degenerative diseases including osteoarthritis. Timely diagnosis and treatment can save you from this painful condition. But you need to know whether you are suffering from osteoarthritis. Here are the 7 telltale signs that you may have osteoarthritis. One or more of the following

The shoulder joint can withstand a significant amount of impact. This is why if your shoulder hurts, you may not realize the severity of the condition. Here are a few telltale signs your shoulder pain is due to a serious underlying condition and requires urgent medical attention. Immobility / Frozen Shoulder If you experience an

PRP Therapy for Knee and Shoulder Pain

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 by

Disabling stiffness, throbbing pain, inflammation swelling and redness are some symptoms of chronic knee and shoulder osteoarthritis pain. Fortunately, regenerative therapy treatments offer new hope for pain patients. Conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system can cause further degeneration and negatively impact your quality of life. Individuals suffering from severe pain and limited mobility may feel the

PRP Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Monday, 25 September 2017 by

Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition in which the protective cartilage in bones wears away. It is the most common form of arthritis with millions affected in the United States alone. So far, there is no ‘cure’ for osteoarthritis but several treatments are used to reduce pain and delay the progression of arthritis. The treatment options

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