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DO I HAVE TO GET HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY?

By | 2018-09-27T10:28:19+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|blog|

Chronic pain in your hip from osteoarthritis can greatly hamper your quality of life. Even sitting and lying down become uncomfortable when you're stricken with the agonizing condition. There are studies showing that the demand for surgeries are rising, even in a day and age where stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine are becoming more prominent. Hip replacement surgeries are more readily available, and its assumed that they fix everything and improve overall health. But this is a misconception, and hip replacement surgery should be a last resort because there are less drastic options than going under the knife. THE PROBLEM WITH HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY If you have osteoarthritis in the hip, the protective cartilage wears away on the ball of the hip joint, causing rubbing against the socket. Furthermore, you may experience bone [...]

PROACTIVELY TREATING OSTEOARTHRITIS

By | 2018-09-27T13:42:44+00:00 July 31st, 2017|blog|

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition caused by the wearing down of cartilage, and thickening of bones in joints. Damage to cartilage cells can be caused by athletic injuries, everyday wear-and-tear, or by mechanical issues with our gait; these can all be exacerbated by obesity or genetics, too. Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, and limits range of motion. It turns basic, everyday activities, into titanic struggles. Bending down to tie your shoes, driving a car, and even getting out of bed can no longer be taken for granted when stricken by the chronic condition. But you can take measures in managing your osteoarthritis before they become an unshakeable albatross. Check out our essential tips on how to be proactive in treating osteoarthritis: INCURABLE DOES NOT MEAN UNTREATABLE You can't cure osteoarthritis but there are first line methods [...]

CAN PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY HEAL KNEE INJURIES?

By | 2018-09-27T15:22:05+00:00 May 15th, 2016|blog|

The Golden State Warriors are putting their fate in the hands of platelet­-rich plasma therapy. The reigning NBA champs lost soon ­to ­be two-­time league MVP Stephen Curry early in the first round of the playoffs, after the point guard sprained his right knee. Curry, who just returned from an ankle injury, slipped on a wet spot in Game 4 of the Warrior's first round matchup against the Houston Rockets, causing his knee to twist awkwardly. In hopes of expediting his return, Curry and the Warriors have turned to platelet­-rich plasma therapy to get the NBA's leading scorer back on the court. He received the injection therapy treatment on the second day of his recovery process from a Grade 1 MCL sprain. Using a patient's own blood, a blood sample is spun to concentrate [...]

WILL PRP THERAPY AND STEM CELL THERAPY BECOME MORE COMMON FOR ATHLETES?

By | 2018-09-30T10:34:06+00:00 April 25th, 2016|blog|

Recovering from cartilage, tendon, or a muscle injury is normally remedied by rest, physiotherapy, and sometimes surgery. For athletes, especially those playing at the elite level, recovery time is a factor. Pro athletes are paid to perform, and missing time with injury equates to a bad return on the team owner's investment. Recuperating from an injury quickly isn't as crucial for amateur athletes or weekend warriors, but no one likes to sit on the sidelines in pain all the same. That's why alternative paths to recovery and rehabilitation are gaining momentum in the athletic world, particularly platelet rich plasma injections (PRP therapy) and stem cell therapy. The practice of PRP therapy and similar regenerative medicine was banned in pro sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in fear of performance-enhancing effects. That ban was [...]