Author: Leann Poston, M.D.

PRP injections can reduce recovery time in tendon injuries such as patellar tendinitis

PRP injections: Effect on recovery time and pain level

Athletes are using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to speed up healing and decrease the recovery time from injuries such as hamstring pulls, rotator cuff injuries, patellar tendinitis, and tennis elbow. Overuse injuries lead to a range of tendon injuries. Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon, and the more serious tendinosis is the degeneration of the collagen in a tendon due to overuse. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a derivative of your blood. Blood contains liquid (plasma) and...

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Medications speed up healing of sprains incurred by athletic injuries.

Medication for sprains: Newest treatment options

Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury sustained by athletes although foot and knee sprains also occur. In the arm, wrist, thumb, and finger sprains are common injuries. Spraining your ankle once is the strongest predictor for a second ankle injury. Injuries can affect your quality of life and keep you from the activities you enjoy. Trainers and health care providers are always looking for new medication and treatment options for sprains. Four factors which reduce your risk for recurrent...

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Fast healing for a cut or open wound.

Healing an open wound: Treatment and Medication

Any blunt force impact or injury from a sharp object can cause a wound. A wound compromises the skin’s surface and, therefore, can allow bacteria and other pathogens to enter the body. Quickly closing the gap in the skin and restoring its protective abilities is vital. Some medications can speed up healing for an open cut or wound while other factors can inhibit wound healing. Wounds can vary from superficial scrapes to deep puncture wounds. Deep wounds can injure tendons, muscles, ligaments,...

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Medicine may decrease pain and swelling from a injury such as a ligament tear.

Treatment and medication (medicine) options for an injury

Prevention and first aid first In an ideal world, prevention would work 100% of the time, and a little ice and rest would take care of the rest. However, sometimes medication (medicine) is required to relieve the pain, swelling, and inflammation from injuries such as torn ligaments and groin injuries which do not heal as quickly as you would like. In those cases, you might want to know about any recent research on medication options available to decrease pain and swelling from an injury. Medications...

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fast recovery from medical injuries

Common medical injuries in athletes and nonathletes

Common injuries treated by medical professionals vary by age group, sex, and preferred sports. Warming up, maintaining flexibility, varying your work-out, and gradually increasing your activity level can help prevent sports injuries such as sprains and strains and keep you out of your medical provider’s office. While you will probably feel comfortable treating some injuries at home, others may require emergency care. Fast recovery from overuse injuries, such as tennis elbow, and the inability...

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Cortisone injections are sometime used to teat shoulder bursitis.

Are cortisone injections for bursitis the best option?

Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, sacs of fluid which decrease friction between the moving parts in the body. Treatment options to reduce the pain and swelling of shoulder and hip bursitis have long included cortisone injections. Cortisone injections are also used for another injury called a triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear. You may wonder if there are more advanced options than cortisone injections to decrease the recovery time for shoulder or hip bursitis or triangular fibrocartilage...

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Pain from a sprained ankle can affect the heel also

Ankle pain: sprained ankle, heel pain, or tendonitis?

Ankle sprains are the most prevalent injury of the musculoskeletal system, with an estimated one ankle sprain per 10,000 people each day. The ankles and feet support the weight of the body and are prone to overuse injuries leading to tendonitis and sprains and causing heel and ankle pain. The ankle allows you to run, jump, walk, and turn by providing stability. When the ankle is injured, you need relief from the pain and to know what is available to help you heal from ankle tendonitis or a sprained...

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turf toe a sprained toe injury in football players

How to heal a sprained toe: Diagnosis and treatment

Sprains, strains, stubs, and breaks, the toes can sustain a lot of injuries and insults. A sprained toe can sideline you from your sport or just make it challenging to get around. In this guide, learn how to recognize, treat, and heal a sprained toe, especially, learn options to heal the dreaded turf toe, the plague of many NFL players. Anatomy of the foot The foot has a complex anatomy which gives it strength, stability, and flexibility. Except for the big toe, each toe has the following three...

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There are ways to treat Achilles tendonitis and speed up healing.

Healing plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

Both the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon attach to the calcaneus or heel bone. The plantar fascia is on the bottom surface of the foot and the Achilles tendon runs down the back of the ankle. If the calf muscles, the soleus and gastrocnemius, are tight the stretch of the Achilles tendon is inhibited, which can put extra tension on the plantar fascia. Tight calf muscles are one of the many factors that can lead to painful plantar fasciitis. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a world-class...

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A bruised heel or pain after running can sideline an athlete.

Bruised heel bone or something more serious?

The Anatomy of the foot The foot plays a pivotal role in your life, whether you are a world-class athlete, a weekend warrior, or your daily exercise consists of a few trips to the kitchen. The daily stress on the foot can take its toll: from a bruised heel bone to heel pain after running due to overuse or impact injuries. When your heel or even your whole foot is sore, your activities are limited. You need effective, reliable, fast-acting treatment options. The human foot has 33 joints, 26...

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Trimix Injections | The How to Guide

What are Trimix Injections? Trimix is an erectile dysfunction medication made by special compounding pharmacies. Injectable medications have been used since 1983 to treat ED and are considered the most effective non-surgical solution for ED, according to the American Urologic Association (American Urological Association, 2018). Trimix consists of three medications that each have certain properties that, when combined, help men get and maintain an erection. You can buy Trimix injections online...

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Everything You Need to Know About Trimix Injections

This article will serve as a guide to frequently asked questions about Trimix injections. It will cover basic information such as what Trimix is and what it is used to treat for curious but casual readers. We will also discuss how to buy Trimix injections online in a safe manner. Additionally, this article will touch on more detailed information, such as a Trimix antidote, side effects, and costs, for readers who may be considering a purchase more seriously. This piece will provide a great starting...

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Trimix Injection Results | Trimix Reviews

Trimix Reviews & Results | Do Trimix Injections for ED Work?

What Trimix Injection Results can I Expect? Trimix is a mixture of three different medications that men inject directly into the penis to treat Erectile Dysfunction.  Trimix is effective for over 80% of the men, regardless of the cause of ED or their age. In most cases, Trimix injection results in a hard and lasting erection. It is often used by individuals who have tried other erectile dysfunction medications with little success, including Cialis and Viagra (Coombs et al., 2012). It...

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