Does PRP Work for Chronic Tendonitis

01 Feb Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Part 1: Does PRP Work for Chronic Tendonitis?

This blog follows on the heels of last month’s blog which encouraged shifting away from the knee jerk reaction of applying R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, elevation) to acute musculoskeletal injuries and instead instituting P.O.L.I.C.E (protection, optimal loading, ice, compression, and elevation).1 Why? Because we reviewed...

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Early Sports Specialization gymnastics phoenix

17 Nov Early Sports Specialization – Part 2

In part 1 of this series on Early Sports Specialization, I discussed the definition and reasoning behind this concerning trend in athletic participation and hinted at the risks of early specialization. As stated in the prior blog, early sports specialization is defined by a pre-pubertal...

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Turmeric Is it the Wonder Drug for Arthritis?

14 Sep Turmeric… Is it the Wonder Drug for Arthritis?

Last month I discussed that NSAIDs substantially increase the risk of myocardial infarction with immediate use. Given that NSAIDs are also known to have harmful effects on the gastrointestinal system (think bleeding and ulcers), there is a strong impetus to identify other treatment options that...

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Are NSAIDS Safe?

31 Jul Are NSAIDS Safe?

Most doctors and patients remember the story about Vioxx (Rofecoxib). This NSAID was approved by the FDA in 1999 and was expected to be superior to all other NSAIDS due to fewer problems in the GI system (think less ulcers), but five years after its...

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