PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) – What is all the hype?

What do Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Canty, Cliff Lee, Kobe Bryant and Dara Torres all have in common? They are among the elite athletes who have tried PRP. But, it is becoming more common among recreational athletes and people wanting to remain active. PRP is a relatively new treatment and studies are […]

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Snapping hip

Snapping hip a very common complaint in runners, dancers and athletes with repetitious use of their hips. Most people only feel or hear an unpainful snap, in which case, there is nothing to worry about. However, pain and/or weakness may be a sign of a true problem. Some sort of painless hip snapping happens in […]

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Recovering from long runs

There is nothing like finishing a long training run, better yet, discussing it with your running buddies. But there is no joy in talking about the run where your legs feel like concrete blocks.  What is the trick to recovering well? Recovery is essential in allowing your body to increase mileage, build speed and strength.  […]

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Why is calcific tendinitis so painful?

Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study appearing in today’s issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found a significant increase in blood vessel and pain receptor growth among patients […]

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Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. The study, published in a December 2015 issue of the British Medical […]

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