Understanding Rotator Cuff Tears

By | 2019-05-09T11:51:41+00:00 May 11th, 2019|blog|

Rotator cuff tear refers to an injury of the muscles or tendons in the shoulder joint, which form the rotator cuff muscle group. Studies have shown this form of injury is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders, affecting millions of individual across the globe. What the Symptoms Look Like The first sign that you’ve sustained a tear in your rotator cuff muscles is a sharp pain in the shoulder. This may worsen if you perform an activity requiring overhead motions, or if you lie on the affected site while asleep. Consequently, it may also result in disturbed sleep due to the pain and discomfort caused. Additionally, you may experience weakness in your arm, even during slight movements such as lifting it, or when it’s in a stationary position. There may also be a [...]

Tennis Elbow: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

By | 2019-05-09T11:42:34+00:00 May 9th, 2019|blog|

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is an injury caused by strain on the muscles in your forearm. Connected to your wrist, hand, and elbow, these muscles may get damaged by repeated contraction due to overuse, causing sharp pain and discomfort. Getting To the Bottom of It The most obvious cause of tennis elbow is, as the name suggests, the sport itself. Since tennis players use backhand and overhead movements repeatedly, they’re susceptible to this particular injury. However, they’re not the only ones who may develop tennis elbow. In fact, similar repeated motions in other activities can also result in muscle strain associated with this condition. These include: Swimming Painting Gardening Using scissors and tools, such as screwdrivers Cutting up tough meat or food Excessive typing or use of the computer mouse Activities that [...]

All You Need To Know About Musculoskeletal Disorders

By | 2019-04-11T14:45:50+00:00 April 11th, 2019|blog|

According to WHO, musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs are the second largest contributors to disabilities, affecting thousands of people each year.  These are injuries or repetitive strain of the musculoskeletal system that impact the body’s functional movements. These include injuries of the ligaments, soft tissue, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and nerves. What Causes MSDs? Your chances of having a musculoskeletal disorder depend on: Age:The older you are, the more at risk you are for developing an MSD. Occupation:The type of work you do on a daily basis (e.g. lifting heavy objects, sitting with an awkward posture) affects your chances of getting an MSD. Lifestyle:Individuals who stay physically active and perform stretching are less likely to have an MSD. Family history:Genetics also influence the likeliness of developing an MSD. Repetitive motions: Performing repetitive movements can cause muscle [...]

3 Common Misconceptions about Stem Cell Therapy

By | 2019-04-11T14:38:47+00:00 April 10th, 2019|blog|

Stem cell therapy (STC) has come a long way ever since it’s conception over a century ago by Alexander Maximow. However, because of the ongoing research and continuously evolving scientific theories regarding STC treatment, people still have some confusion about this form of treatment. Here are three STC therapy myths, debunked. 1. Stem Cells Are Only Harvested From Embryos While stem cells have been associated with embryonic stem cells, the fact of the matter is it is just one type of stem cells studied in medicine. The use of embryonic stem cells is a controversial topic, but definitely not the only one concerning STC therapy by and large. As a matter of fact, adult stem cellsare more commonly used in STC therapy. These are harvested from the postnatal body reservoirs such as the bone marrow, [...]

Adipose Derived Stem Cells and Musculoskeletal Injuries

By | 2019-03-12T10:20:57+00:00 March 13th, 2019|blog|

Bone marrow is typically considered to be the ultimate source of obtaining autologous stem cells. However, the adipose tissue, too, contains a high concentration of stem cells that may be used to treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. […]

Using PRP for Treating Shoulder Injuries

By | 2019-02-06T13:38:15+00:00 February 7th, 2019|blog|

Shoulder injuries can be a nuisance. Resulting from damaged tendons, muscles, cartilage and bones of the shoulder, these aren’t just painful but also result in loss of strength and flexibility. Usually, the way to go about shoulder injury treatment was through physiotherapy, or, in extreme cases, surgery. However, this doesn’t have to be the case anymore. With platelet rich plasma injections, you can now get a non-surgical treatment for many shoulder injuries that may not be responding to physiotherapy that is quicker and easier, than surgery, with far less potential risks and complications. How PRP Therapy Works Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy for short) works in a unique way. First, we draw a blood sample; about 15–60 cc worth, depending on system used and amount of PRP required. The blood plasma is then centrifuged [...]

Stem Cell Injection Therapy: How It Helps

By | 2019-02-06T13:29:58+00:00 February 6th, 2019|blog|

With  advancement in medical technology, stem cell injection therapy has gained much popularity over the years. Stem cells are used to treat various health conditions and diseases, speeding up the healing process along the way. In addition to this, though, the method of treatment also has other advantages that make it stand out. Minimizes Risks & Complications As a minimally invasive procedure, stem cell therapy poses minimal risks during and after the procedure. This means that the person undergoing the procedure has little to no chances of experiencing a health complication. The stem cells used in the procedure are derived from the patient’s adipose tissue or bone marrow. These are then further cleansed and centrifuged to concentrate the sample. Since the biological component used is taken from their own body, the procedure is said to [...]

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment?

By | 2019-04-29T13:04:31+00:00 January 17th, 2019|blog|

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and has proven to be extremely effective. Here’s what you should know about the eligibility criteria for this procedure. Age Individuals of any age are eligible for PRP treatment. Blood Status While there aren’t any restrictions regarding one’s blood group, anyone with low platelet numbers or bleeding disorders will need to be screened by their doctor. Health There are no bad candidates for PRP treatment...only better candidates.  The truth is anyone, regardless of their health, CAN respond to PRP therapy.  However, the better your health, the more likely you will respond.  For instance, people who smoke, have diabetes or other chronic diseases like thyroid disease or cardiorespiratory illness, are going to be less likely to respond. PRP injections are most commonly [...]