Cortisone injections are sometime used to teat shoulder bursitis.

Are cortisone injections for bursitis the best option?

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. 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...

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Pain from a sprained ankle can affect the heel also

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

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. 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...

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A Man Clutches an Injured Muscle

Potential BPC-157 Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 If you’re like most people, before you consider taking a drug, supplement, or treatment – whether prescribed or available over-the-counter – you want to get a sense of what kind of side effects might happen.  Understanding potential side effects, their frequency in testing, and any contraindications or conditions which would advise against you taking the drug is key to feeling comfortable with your decision.  Whether you evaluate that information...

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The Basics of the BPC-157 Peptide Supplement

Medically review by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 There’s been a lot of buzz around peptides recently for a whole host of different conditions and benefits.  They are among the vanguard of a new wave of supplements and medications that are designed as “biohacks” – essentially, using the body’s own substances and chemical triggers in new ways, to achieve various results and outcomes.  That can include weight loss, more energy, living longer and healthier, and much more.  They’re...

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turf toe a sprained toe injury in football players

How to heal a sprained toe: Diagnosis and treatment

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. 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.

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How to Buy BPC-157 Online Safely

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 There’s been a lot of excitement around BPC-157 in recent years.  It’s a synthetic peptide from a protein that’s naturally found in gastric juices…which doesn’t sound very exciting.  However, this peptide has been shown in animal studies to have some remarkable benefits when taken therapeutically, such as improved wound and soft tissue healing, vascular growth, improved heart health, improved digestive health, and even boosts to neurotransmitters...

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What is the Right BPC-157 Dosage?

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 The peptide BPC-157 has been around for over 25 years but is unfamiliar to many people.  However, more people are starting to talk about BPC-157 because of what it can do.  Based on animal studies it may offer tremendous benefits in wound healing and recovery, gastrointestinal health, and other varied and diverse systems in the body.  It’s also generally been seen as having few and mostly mild side effects, especially compared to many of...

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

Healing plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. 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...

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

Bruised heel bone or something more serious?

Written by Leann Poston, M.D. 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....

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Common Injuries and Tips to Heal Faster

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston M.D. on 9/25/20 Let’s face it – life can be rough sometimes.  Injuries happen to us all at one time or another.  Depending on your balance, coordination, overall health, level of activity, and sheer luck, you may be injured very infrequently, very frequently, or somewhere in between.  Whatever the case may be, it’s a safe bet that, sooner than you care to think, you’ll likely encounter at least a minor injury.  They can be simply a nuisance,...

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