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Post Traumatic Hip Osteoarthritis

Post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the hip is caused by direct damage to the hip cartilage. Cartilage is an elastic tissue that coats the surface of the bone and allows smooth movement. Sometimes poor alignment of the hip bone with a femur bump from birth can repetitively irritate the socket causing CAM Impingement and later arthritis. Also, …

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Stages of Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knees is typically classified into 4 stages. Stage 1(Minor) shows some minor bone spur growth. Bone spurs are overgrowths of bone that can cause minor loss of cartilage due to repetitive movement. This is actually the body’s own healing response to create additional cartilage and bone to injury. However, this response goes …

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Scottish Footballer Ross Matthews Shares Experience Receiving Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Foot Injury

Shockwave therapy delivers high-powered energy to a focal location to try & speed the body’s natural healing. It influences cell inflammation and can improve blood flow to areas with limited circulation. The technology was developed in Munich Germany in the 1970s to break up kidney stones has shown promising results in orthopedic studies for tendon …

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Living With Knee Osteoarthritis

Non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis revolves around restoring function and mobility while reducing pain. One of the first contributions to worsening pain is weight. For each pound that is lost, 4 pounds of pressure is taken off your knees! That’s a natural 401K plan for your body so start contributing to it!    Exercise and physical therapy …

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Achilles Tear Treatment

Achilles tear treatment takes into account age, activity level, and severity of the injury. Athletes and younger individuals with complete tears may require surgery, while older or more sedentary patients commonly choose non-surgical approaches. Non-surgical approaches include rest, pain relievers, casting, physical therapy, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP),  Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC), …

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Shoulder Tendinosis: What Is It?

The shoulder is composed of a team of 4 tendons that make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff stabilizes the shoulder and allows motion at the joint. Through overuse, poor posture, improper mechanics, or trauma; rotator cuff tendons can wear down. This degeneration leads to chronic pain and discomfort at the shoulder with particular …

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