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Chronic Low Back Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Healed with PRP

Apr 03, 2013

      Chronic Low Back Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Healed with PRP Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL        Chronic low back pain afflicts a large segment of the population. It is estimated that it ranks second only behind the common cold as a health care problem, yet it exerts a much greater toll on society from health care expenditures and pain and debility. When chronic low back pain occurs in patents suffering from the systemic effects of rheumatoid arthritis and…

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Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies

Mar 26, 2013

  Chronic Pain in the Hip: Alternative Repair Strategies Tampa, Saint Petersburg amd Clearwater, FL Chronic hip pain is a frequent compliant. It may be the result of athletic injuries, overuse, wear and tear arthritis, or may signal a more complicated ailment such as avascular necrosis. Prompt attention may avert a more progressive problem such as arthritis. A thorough history, physical examination, and when indicated appropriate diagnostic testing such as x-rays and MRI’s may elucidate the causative etiology of the hip…

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Basketball Player Comes Out of Retirement after Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Chronic Knee Pain

Mar 22, 2013

Back in The Game After Platelet Rich Plasma Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Brandon Roy had suffered from debilitating knee pain and severe arthritis for several years.  After retiring due to debilitating severe knee pain despite multiple knee surgeries, he underwent platelet-rich plasma injection into his knee.  In an interview with Sportsillustrated.com, Roy stated, “Wow!  This can’t be real!  My knees feel great!”  Afterwards, he began a rehabilitation program and found that his knee continued to improve and Roy…

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A new study compares the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in shoulder rotator cuff disease

Mar 22, 2013

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Disease Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Help? Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL A recent study examined the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compared to dry needling as a treatment for rotator cuff disease.  The PRP and dry needling were both found to have a beneficial effect on supraspinatus injury.  The supraspinatus is one of the four rotator cuff muscles that is the prime initial mover of shoulder elevation or abduction.  Of interesting note was that the patients that…

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Growth Factors Provide Healing Effect in Platelet-Rich Plasma

Mar 22, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma Regenerative Medicine                        Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative medicine procedure that focuses on utilizing the growth factors to create a healing response.  This has been incorporated in musculoskeletal medicine to treat muscle, tendon, ligament, and arthritic conditions.  The growth factors present in PRP have a variety of mechanisms to create healing response in the body.  Various inflammatory chemicals that are found as a reaction to chronic joint abnormalities from tears to…

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