Understanding Clavicle Fractures

Monday, 30 December 2019 by

The clavicle, also known as the collarbone, is an important protective structure in the body. Because of its proximity to the surface of the body, with very little padding, the clavicle is prone to fracture during falls. Clavicle fractures are relatively common amongst broken bones. The clavicle helps maintain arm position, anchors various muscles in

What Causes Knee Osteoarthritis?

Thursday, 26 December 2019 by

Knee osteoarthritis is a painful condition that can greatly affect a person’s quality of life. While it more prevalent in those of older age, young people can develop the condition as well. At a base level, knee osteoarthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of the cartilage in the knee. It can occur with normal

Platelet-rich plasma is garnering a lot of attention in the media as of recently. It is a form of regenerative medicine that can be used in conjunction with stem cells, or by itself, to help increase the healing capability of the body. As is true with stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy injections can be

5 Common Types of Arthritis

Monday, 16 December 2019 by

Arthritis is very common and affects people of all ages and genders throughout the world.  It is not a disease, rather the name for a collective group of diseases that affect the joints.  Arthritis is degenerative, meaning it tends to get worse with age.  While there are over 100 different types of arthritis, there are

Glucosamine Supplements for Arthritis

Saturday, 07 December 2019 by

Arthritis is a widespread condition for people to develop as they age. There are over 53 million people affected by arthritis just in the United States alone. Arthritis itself is not a disease. Rather, it is a collective term for a variety of joint conditions affecting people of all ages, but especially in the older

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 by

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a joint disease characterized by loss of bone under a piece of cartilage. It primarily occurs because of loss of blood supply to the area which leads to loosening of the thin layer of bone and cartilage. This results in overall joint instability and the typical symptoms include pain and feelings

Knee Replacement Surgery

Friday, 19 July 2019 by

Knee replacement surgery is one of the major breakthroughs of modern medicine. It was first performed in 1968, and since then several improvements in surgical materials and techniques increasing in overall safety and success rates. Approximately, 267,000 total knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. The most common indications for knee replacement

Intercostal Muscle Strain

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 by

Intercostal muscle strain is an injury affecting the muscles between the ribs. These muscles help build the chest wall and assist in breathing by lifting the rib cage and thereby expanding the chest cavity. An intercostal muscle strain occurs when an intercostal muscle gets twisted, strained, or stretched too far. Signs and symptoms and the

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Friday, 12 July 2019 by

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition associated with autonomic, motor and trophic changes. It most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot), typically after an injury, which causes damage to the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS is rare in extremes of ages but can occur at any age, It

Parkinson’s disease causes severe tremors in patients, and can even affect speech and the brain. As it progresses, it can begin to decrease your quality of life and limit your mobility. There is no known cure for this condition, only medications, and potential brain surgeries to manage or improve your life-long symptoms. Stem cells therapy