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Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee Pain: Which Option Is Best?

April 28, 2024

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Man sitting on sofa, holding his painful knee

Knee pain can have major consequences for your daily life. It might be so bad that something as simple as walking around the grocery store or climbing a flight of stairs becomes almost unbearable. While some people need surgery in order to find relief, others experience excellent results with non-surgical treatment options. What are some effective non-surgical therapies for knee pain? This blog post lists a few.

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Understanding the 4 Most Common Causes of Knee Pain

February 12, 2024

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Man walking up stairs, dealing with knee pain

The knees are the most powerful joints in the human body. Unfortunately, they are not immune to problems. If one of your knees is in pain, you should pay attention — pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong! Sadly, it cannot give you specific details. You may have to work along with your medical team to uncover the exact cause of your pain and find a solution. What are some of the most common causes of knee pain, and how are they usually treated? This blog post provides practical information.

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Ultrasound vs. MSK Ultrasound: What’s the Difference?

January 15, 2024

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MSK ultrasound being used on patient’s knee

When you hear the word “ultrasound,” you might think of the common diagnostic test that is used to assess the health of an unborn child during pregnancy. While that is one of the best-known applications of ultrasound technology, it can be used in a variety of other ways. For example, you may at some point find yourself in need of a musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound. What is the difference between MSK ultrasounds and other applications of ultrasound technology? This blog post provides some fascinating information.

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How Safe Is Nerve Hydrodissection?

November 25, 2023

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Doctor using ultrasound to examine patient’s wrist

Are you experiencing pain, numbness, or lack of ability to move a certain limb? It is possible that you have an entrapped nerve, also called a pinched nerve. Without treatment, this condition can cause long-term problems. It might even lead to permanent nerve damage. What can you do to find relief? Consult with an orthopedic doctor. After an examination, they might recommend that you undergo a procedure known as nerve hydrodissection. What is nerve hydrodissection, and is it safe? This blog post explains what you should know.

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PRP vs. Cortisone — Which Is Better?

September 13, 2023

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Doctor placing injection in patient’s knee

If you have an overuse injury, such as runner’s knee, tendinitis, bursitis, or another similar condition, treatment from a professional medical team can help you to heal faster and get back to doing the activities you love. Your doctor might recommend cortisone, which is commonly used to relieve pain. Or, they might suggest that you undergo PRP therapy. Which one is the better choice? Both have their advantages, but in most cases, PRP is the preferable option. This blog post explains why.

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Pain Management Physician’s Assistant Charged in Amniotic Fluid Scam

August 8, 2023

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Magnifying glass hovering over the word “fraud”

A physician’s assistant at a pain management clinic in Fort Worth, TX, was recently indicted in July on one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and eleven counts of healthcare fraud.  “This defendant allegedly claimed that amniotic fluid – a product that has never been approved to treat pain – would alleviate his patients’ suffering. He allegedly told patients that the treatment was covered by Medicare, kindling false hopes. To add insult to injury, he allegedly scammed Medicare out of more than half a million dollars,” said U.S. Attorney Leigha Simonton.

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Shockwave Therapy: How Long Does It Last?

June 9, 2023

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shockwave therapy procedure at clinic

If you have chronic pain, you know from experience how much of an impact it can have on your overall quality of life. Not only can it limit your mobility, but it can prevent you from doing the things you love by making you feel tired and irritable. Sadly, traditional pain management with medications is not always the most effective solution for chronic pain. The good news is that there’s another option for you to try: shockwave therapy. Read on to learn more about what it is, how it helps with injuries, and how long you can expect your results to last.

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Dr. Tortland Appointed to Faculty at Virginia Tech Medical School

April 2, 2023

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the Virginia Tech VCOM campus

Our very own Dr. Paul Tortland has been appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, with a discipline of Sports Medicine, at the Virginia Tech Medical School, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Keep reading to learn a little more about his notable qualifications and what it means for him to receive this esteemed honor.

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Does Prolozone Reduce Inflammation?

March 16, 2023

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Patient receiving Prolozone injection in back

Prolozone is a remarkable treatment that has gained traction in recent years as a popular form of regenerative medicine. It involves the use of a mild irritant, combined with ozone and B vitamins, to encourage the body to heal itself from various types of musculoskeletal conditions. You may wonder, though, does Prolozone reduce inflammation? How can you expect your body to respond to it? Read on to discover some useful information.

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How Can PRP Heal Your Body?

January 2, 2023

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Medical team member placing blood in centrifuge

The human body is a remarkable creation. It has the ability to heal itself from a wide range of injuries and diseases. However, sometimes it needs a little help to reach its full healing potential. That is where regenerative medicine comes into the picture. In many cases, PRP is used to help patients find relief from painful conditions. What is PRP, and how can PRP heal your body? This blog post explains the answers.

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