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04 Apr Top Doc 2018 – 11 Years and Going!

Desert Spine and Sports Physicians is honored to be recognized in Phoenix Magazine’s 2018 Top Docs issue. Congratulations to Brad Sorosky MD and Susan Cunningham Sorosky MD who have each received this award eleven times! Top Doctors is an annual survey of health care professionals conducted by PHOENIX magazine. This is...

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Does PRP Work for Chronic Tendonitis

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

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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