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Treating tendinitis and torn tendons and ligaments

Treating tendinitis and torn tendons and ligaments

July 15, 2020
Written by Leann Poston, M.D. Tendinitis is an often preventable and painful injury.  It is the way your body says, “You have overdone it.” Poor body mechanics, overuse injuries, or even a…
PRP injections: Effect on recovery time and pain level

PRP injections: Effect on recovery time and pain level

July 9, 2020
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 te…
Medication for sprains: Newest treatment options

Medication for sprains: Newest treatment options

July 2, 2020
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 ank…
Healing an open wound: Treatment and Medication

Healing an open wound: Treatment and Medication

June 25, 2020
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 clos…
Treatment and medication (medicine)  options for an injury

Treatment and medication (medicine) options for an injury

June 19, 2020
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 requi…
Common medical injuries in athletes and nonathletes

Common medical injuries in athletes and nonathletes

June 12, 2020
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 lev…
Are cortisone injections for bursitis the best option?

Are cortisone injections for bursitis the best option?

June 4, 2020
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 …
Ankle pain: sprained ankle, heel pain, or tendonitis?

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

May 29, 2020
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 …
How to heal a sprained toe: Diagnosis and treatment

How to heal a sprained toe: Diagnosis and treatment

May 19, 2020
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, le…
Healing plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

Healing plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

May 11, 2020
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…
Bruised heel bone or something more serious?

Bruised heel bone or something more serious?

May 5, 2020
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…
Common Injuries and Tips to Heal Faster

Common Injuries and Tips to Heal Faster

April 30, 2020
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, coordinat…
How Can You Get a Cellular Regeneration or Healing Boost?

How Can You Get a Cellular Regeneration or Healing Boost?

April 29, 2020
Modern medicine has come a long way and done some amazing things.  However, being able to wave a magic doodad over a wound and have it instantly heal, or take a pill and bust out in muscles li…
Treatment Options for Ligament, Tendon, and Muscle Injuries

Treatment Options for Ligament, Tendon, and Muscle Injuries

April 28, 2020
Ligaments, tendons, and muscles do the lion’s share of the work of moving our bodies, day in and day out.  They absorb the strains that we throw at them, help us get from point A to point B, a…
Why Wound Healing is Slower as You Age

Why Wound Healing is Slower as You Age

April 27, 2020
Have you ever noticed that, as you get older, you seem to heal more slowly?  Wounds seem like they stick around a lot longer, may bleed longer before they scab over, and are simply not as resi…
Managing Gut Health and Disorders

Managing Gut Health and Disorders

April 26, 2020
In recent years, it has become more and more apparent that gut health is linked to overall physical health.  Though that may seem a bit paradoxical – how can the health of your gut microbiome …

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