Posts Categorized: Tendinitis

Stem Cell Injections for Achilles Tendinitis

What is Achilles Tendinitis?  Achilles tendinitis is an injury to the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and runs down the back of the lower leg to connect the calf muscle to the heel bone. While the Achilles tendon is known for its strength and resilient flexibility, it can become… Read more »

5 Treatments for Golfer’s Elbow

If you have been experiencing pain when gripping or arehaving weak wrist movement in general, it’s possible you are experiencing what is called golfer’s elbow. Golfer’s elbow is known medically as medial epicondylitis and can sometimes even be a form of chronic tendinitis. Golfer’s elbow is also commonly referred to as “thrower’s elbow.” It is… Read more »

Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Platelet Poor Plasma

Is platelet rich plasma (PRP) better than platelet poor plasma? Current orthopaedic uses of platelet rich plasma or PRP include three major areas: 1) Acute muscle/ tendon injuries, for example, hamstring tears, 2) Chronic tendinitis, for example, tennis elbow, and 3) Intraoperative augmentation, for example, rotator cuff repairs. There are numerous studies examining the effects of PRP but… Read more »

Common Running Injuries Plaguing Runners

If you are an experienced runner gearing up for a fall race, or new to the sport and hoping to build up your mileage, learning about common running injuries is an important way to get thinking about injury prevention. A team of researchers led by Dr. Alexandre Dias Lopes and colleagues published study results about major musculoskeletal injuries… Read more »

Golf Injury and the Upper Body

With an estimated 60 million people participating in golf world wide, researchers led by Dr. Michael Cohen and colleagues looked at golf related injuries to understand common golf injury patterns and prevention. Some causes of injuries in golfers include the following: Overplaying the game Problems with the golf swing Hitting the ground Golf Injury from… Read more »

What is Bursitis? Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Explains Bursitis including Prevention and Treatment Options

Bursitis is a painful condition that involves the inflammation of bursa. A bursa is a small sac filled with synovial fluid. There are 160 bursae in the human body. When these sacs become inflamed, it leads to bursitis. The symptoms of bursitis include muscle and joint stiffness, pain and discomfort. The pain from bursitis is… Read more »