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

Are you making your Knee Pain Worse?

Friday, 22 September 2017 by

Do you ever ask, “How can I reduce my knee pain?” or, “Am I making my knee pain worse?” Anyone who has ever been in knee pain knows how debilitating it can be. Even carrying out day to day activities can seem like a chore since knee pain can limit your movement and make you

The knee joint can bend, straighten and rotate slightly. The knee joint is formed by the thigh bone or femur and the lower leg bone or tibia, many ligaments and tendons. Because the knee absorbs a large percentage of our body weight while standing and walking, it is susceptible to injury, especially in athletes and

Suffering from a Torn Meniscus?

Friday, 25 August 2017 by

A torn meniscus is not an urgent situation unless the knee is stuck and will not bend or straighten at all. The initial treatment consists of activity restrictions, ice, anti-inflammatory medication and avoiding activities that may cause more pain. After the initial pain is managed, here are the treatment options for a torn meniscus –

What is Osteonecrosis?

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 by

Osteonecrosis is a condition that causes severe disability and pain. This condition occurs from overuse of corticosteroid agents or from drinking too much alcohol. Osteonecrosis can occur in any bone of the human body, but the bones most often affected are the hips, knees, and shoulders. Osteonecrosis, often called aseptic necrosis or avascular necrosis, is

A rotator cuff tear or injury is a serious condition. If the injury is severe, and complete tearing occurs to the muscle and/or tendon, you may require surgery. Many people who have a rotator cuff tear suffer chronic shoulder pain after the injury. How common is a rotator cuff tear? According to recent clinical studies,

FAQs on Elbow Arthroscopy

Friday, 18 November 2016 by

Ever since its medical introduction in the 1980s, elbow arthroscopy has been an accepted treatment option for a variety of elbow disorders. With advancements in technique and instruments, the treatment option has improved over the years and now accounts for more than 10% of all elbow surgeries performed in the United States each year. Considered

The refinement of arthroscopic procedures has led to new advancements in the treatment of shoulder labral tears. Common across all age groups, labral tears have the potential to cause shoulder instability and loss of strength and movement. Patients giving a try to the advanced treatment options for labral tears have the benefit of early recovery,

Biceps tears are the most common type of injury that leads to pain in bicep muscles and loss of functionality. It mostly occurs in middle-aged people and more specifically those participating in weightlifting, contact sports, throwing sports, or martial arts. Treatment options for biceps tears recognize their dissimilarity from tendonitis, impingement, and tendon dislocations that

Tennis elbow sufferers are not necessarily all tennis players. Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow is a condition that affects outer or lateral part of the elbow. It is caused by degeneration of a tendon of the forearm that starts at the elbow and allows you to extend your wrist. Tennis Elbow Symptoms Tennis