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Prolotherapy vs PRP?

Prolotherapy and PRP are both minimally invasive injection options widely used across the country. Prolotherapy originated before PRP, and typically patients received multiple prolotherapy injections to a painful region without image (ultrasound or x-ray) guidance. The main difference is that PRP uses the patient’s own blood, while prolotherapy uses a solution of sugar (dextrose) that […]

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Does PRP work for Arthritis?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is increasingly being applied to treat arthritis in patients. With the surge in younger people developing arthritis from sports-related injuries, there comes a gap between physical therapy and invasive surgery. Patients are drawn to a minimally invasive procedure such as PRP because of its natural properties and known effectiveness in professional athletes.

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Dr Steven Sampson lectures at ISMST Conference in Vienna, Austria

Dr Steven Sampson lectured this week at a premier shockwave conference, ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment) in Vienna, Austria on Shockwave therapy and Intraosseous Injections with PRP and Bone Marrow Concentrate. The conference features thought leaders from four continents. This was Dr Sampson’s first time participating in this exciting event in the sports medicine

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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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Knee Tendinosis: What Is It?

The patella tendon attaches the bottom of the knee cap to the top of the shin bone. Upon repetitive stress and low blood supply, the tendon can begin to degenerate. This degeneration can lead to Patellar tendinosis or Jumper’s knee. Typically, pain presents at the front of the knee. This is usually felt while squatting

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Elbow Tendinosis: What Is It?

Tendons connect the forearm to the inside and outside aspect of the elbow. Due to low blood supply and constant use, these tendons are at an increased risk of repetitive use injuries. Elbow tendinosis occurs during overuse and tightening of muscles near the wrist and forearms putting excessive strain on the tendons.  In lateral epicondyle

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