Posts Categorized: Osteoarthritis

Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis

  Injection Options for Knee Osteoarthritis Different injections therapy used to treat knee arthritis range from cortisone, hyaluronic acid to PRP (platelet rich plasma ) . The injections do not replace the damaged cartilage in the knee. However , the injections work well to control the symptoms of knee arthritis. Therefore, they reduce swelling, decrease… Read more »

What is Knee Arthritis ?

What is Knee Arthritis? What is knee arthritis? Knee arthritis is when the cartilage in the knee breaks down. The articular cartilage in the knee protects the joint. Therefore in an arthritic knee, the cartilage slowly or in some cases quickly, detaches from the underling bones that make up the knee joint. Above all ,… Read more »

How to Prevent Osteoarthritis

Over 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), or chronic joint damage. Due to long-term use, the rubbery cartilage that provides a buffer between bones wears down. Thus, bones at joints start to rub against each other, causing pain, inflammation and other symptoms. Osteoarthritis can happen all over the body and becomes increasingly degenerative with… Read more »

4 Things to Know About Recovering from an ACL Injury

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If you have injured your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), you may be wondering about the recovery process. How long will it take? What does it involve? Can you return to the activities you enjoy? How will your body be effected long-term? There are many factors that determine the answers to these questions for you. Here… Read more »

Top 4 Diagnosis for Knee Pain

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Experiencing discomfort in the knee? Here are the four most common diagnosis for knee pain: Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage in the knee joint. It typically affects an older population. If a younger person has osteoarthritis it tends to be related to morbid obesity or prior knee trauma. The symptoms are typically… Read more »

What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is consistent and damaging pressure on the rear tibial nerve. The tibial nerve branches off the sciatic nerve and can be found near the ankle. As this nerve runs through the inside of the ankle in what is called a tarsal tunnel, it is surrounded and bound by bone… Read more »

Under Pressure: What Causes a Pinched Nerve?

Nerves act as sounding alarms for our bodies, sending messages to alert us of damage done. In the case of a pinched nerve, we often feel sharp pain. This pain is the symptom of nerve compression. What is a Pinched Nerve? When a nerve is surrounded by too much compression from nearby tissues such as muscles,… Read more »

The Top 7 Things You Can Do To Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee problems are becoming more and more prevalent for patients of all ages, as old sports injuries rear their ugly head. However, even for those in constant pain, going under  the knife should never be the first option. There are many treatment options that can add longevity to your knees and have been found to… Read more »

Are You a Candidate for Subchondroplasty?

When your bones experience continuous wear and tear, they can develop stress fractures or bone marrow edema (also referred to as bone bruises or chronic bone marrow lesions). This is quite common in older adults; specifically women and can cause pain as well as physical limitations. A new joint preserving procedure called Subchondroplasty, provided by… Read more »

Injection Therapies for Knee Osteoarthritis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) PRP injections are a process where blood is drawn out of your arm in the office. We then centrifuge your blood in order to separate out the platelets from the rest of your blood cells. These platelets are then injected back into the knee joint. PRP injections tend to work as… Read more »