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What Is Regenerative Medicine?

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

by Shearly (SU)
The human body has natural abilities to heal when disease or injuries happen. This ability is what stops bleeding when you get a paper cut and what helps heal a broken bone. This healing process has a lot of power that can fix many health issues.

How Athletes Can Benefit from Seeing a Sports Medicine Physician

How Athletes Can Benefit from Seeing a Sports Medicine Physician

by Shearly (SU)
Until recently, sports medicine was thought of as treatment catered specifically to elite professional athletes. The benefits of sports medicine were not commonly considered an option for amateur athletes, weekend warriors, or the average active individual.

Common Summer Orthopedic Injuries

Common Summer Orthopedic Injuries

by Shearly (SU)
It’s easy to understand why certain orthopedic injuries tend to occur more frequently in summer: warm summer days and balmy evenings bring out the summer sports warriors in droves. After a winter of being relatively inactive, a sudden burst of sports activity revs up your zest for life, but also, all too often, inflamed tendons in the elbow, shoulder, or knees. Untreated injuries can sideline you for many weeks, so seeking prompt medical help is smart.

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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