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How PRP Therapy Helps Jumper’s Knee

How PRP Therapy Helps Jumper’s Knee

by Yenny (SU)
Patellar tendinitis is the medical term for what is more popularly known as “jumper’s knee.” It’s called that because it’s a painful injury to the tissue connecting the kneecap to the shine bone (the patellar tendon) that commonly occurs in athletes that participate in sports requiring a lot of jumping, such as basketball, volleyball and, to an extent, football.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

by Yenny (SU)
Plantar fasciitis is common among runners, as well as those who spent too much time on their feet. Those who suffer from plantar fasciitis get a [literal] wake-up call every morning, on the painful first step they take every day when they get out of bed. The pain decreases as you move around, but can return after long periods of standing or when you rise after sitting. It can also flare up following exercise, rather than during it. But what exactly causes plantar fasciitis?

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