Month: June 2013

Study finds PRP to be among the most effective treatments for chronic heel pain in adults

A recent study suggests that PRP is one of the most effective treatments for chronic heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a musculoskeletal disorder and a common reason for heel pain in adults. A whooping 2 million Americans are affected by heel pain annually. The condition has a higher occurrence rate among athletes and sedentary individuals. …

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JBJS offers a webinar on PRP in light of rising recognition and interest among medical practitioners

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) is offering a webinar to educate physicians on the science and evidence behind Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures. JBJS’ reputation as a peer reviewed medical journal is a testament to a growing interest in PRP by medical practitioners. It should be noted that PRP is not a guaranteed, …

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Orthohealing Center’s Ultrasound Machine, Sonosite Edge utilized in Study of Unique Tibetan Yoga Practice to regulate cold body temperature

At the Orthohealing Center, we utilize the most advanced technology in providing non-surgical orthopedics. Recently the same technology that we use to diagnose injuries and to enhance needle injection accuracy, was utilized in the Himalayas for research on body temperature regulation with yoga.  Researchers used the ultrasound machine to measure cardiac performance and carotid flow. …

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Research shows that Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections are effective for managing osteoarthritis pain in the ankle

The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published a review paper, concluding that hyaluronic acid injections are beneficial for pain management of ankle arthritis. The material is typically derived from a rooster comb & mimics our own natural joint fluid. At the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, we typically add the HA along with Platelet …

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PRP Platelet Rich Plasma gaining popularity with mainstream orthopedics: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) offering new webinar.

Evidence of the growing interest to understand the science and evidence behind PRP, a major peer reviewed medical journal JBJS, will be offering a webinar to educate physicians. While PRP is by no means a panacea, some conditions including tennis elbow and joint osteoarthritis may hold the most promise. More natural based non-surgical alternatives are needed …

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New Bone Marrow Cell study on low back pain shows promise for degenerative disc disease

A privately funded company in Salt Lake City, Utah, known as DiscGenics, Inc., has done an animal study that validates its product in reducing back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, a disease that results in the degeneration of discs in the spine often due to aging. Their product is called Injectable Discosphere Cell Therapy …

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Plastics and Stem Cells Regrow Bone and may help prevent amputations

Fracture and bone loss caused by trauma and osteoporosis are a major clinical and socioeconomic problem. Faculties of chemistry and musculoskeletal departments at two universities in the UK joined forces to develop a polymer implant using stem cells. Through their research, they found that their material promoted bone regrowth around the polymer implant, concluding that …

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Common Chemicals in fast food containers Causing Osteoarthritis?

A new study has linked exposure to fast food containers, which contain perfluorinated chemicals, with osteoarthritis, particularly in women. Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are found in certain grease-food paper food containers, personal care products, and stain- and water-resistant fabrics. This association was observed in a group of about 4,100 participants in the National Health and Nutrition …

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