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All About Meniscal Tears and Stem Cell Treatments

All About Meniscal Tears and Stem Cell Treatments

by Stephanie Meadows
Whether you have injured your knee joint, or are experiencing chronic pain due to wear and tear, no matter what this pain is caused from, it can make living out our daily lives extremely difficult. There are a variety of conditions and diseases that lead to degeneration of the knee, such as osteoporosis and arthritis, where inflammation and stiffness ultimately limit mobility and lead to chronic pain. On the bright side, there are promising new treatments available through regenerative medicine, such as stem cell therapy.

Prolotherapy Used For Treating Hip Pain

Prolotherapy Used For Treating Hip Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
When you experience sudden pain, it’s a cause for alarm and maybe even a doctor visit. When you experience persistent, chronic, pain that lasts for months and months, people tend to start building their life around that pain. Chronic hip pain is a common condition typically resulting in many years of pain management. Cortisone injections are commonly used in traditional medicine to cover up the pain temporarily, which can have degenerative effects that lead to an early onset of osteoarthritis. Modern research brings many different treatment options for promoting healing and battling chronic pain, and prolotherapy is a viable option for many who are suffering through chronic hip pain.

Viscosupplementation and Sports Medicine

Viscosupplementation and Sports Medicine

by Stephanie Meadows
The knee is an intricate piece of machinery that allows us to carry out activities such as walking, running, jumping, and climbing. Like any other hinge joint, it requires lubrication to keep our knees strong, and most importantly, allow us to have mobility. For athletes, and those who play sports, strong and mobile knees are extremely important.

Should I consider PRP Therapy?

Should I consider PRP Therapy?

by Shearly (SU)
Picture this: you just came in from shopping and bent down to tie your shoe laces, and you immediately notice how sore your knee is, and how hard it is to stand back up. Perhaps you deal with knee pain all the time, and this is just one more day of soreness caused by osteoarthritis. Now imagine that someone just told you about PRP therapy (Platelet-Rich Plasma), and how it helped them heal faster, reduce pain, or increase range of motion, all without surgery. You might be intrigued and want to know if you should consider PRP therapy to ease the chronic pain in your knee.

What is PRP Therapy?

What is PRP Therapy?

by Shearly (SU)
Have you ever tried medications, physical therapy, injections, and seemingly anything you could possibly do to relieve your chronic pain? If these options have failed to help, then PRP Therapy (Platelet-Rich Plasma) may be the right treatment for you. PRP therapy utilizes a prepared mixture of your own blood cells, which contains a higher concentration of platelets that can be delivered specifically to the source of pain or injury.

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