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30 August 2015
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Stem Cells: Fountain of Youth?

30 August 2015, Comments: 0

We have stem cells all over our body. Every single tissue and organ in our body suffers constant damage that needs to be repaired. The ability to repair our tissues is dependent on the regenerative capacity of stem cells. Aging is thought to be the loss of that regenerative capacity. As our tissues can’t be repaired fast enough, then damage […]


29 August 2015
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Running With Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

29 August 2015, Comments: 0

  Conventional wisdom has been that running is bad for your knees and hips, and that patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis should refrain from running and switch their activity program to other forms of low impact exercise. That conventional wisdom has recently being challenged by several medical studies that have found that running not only doesn’t increase your risk […]


26 August 2015
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Can Fat affect Your Joint Pain?

26 August 2015, Comments: 0

Visceral fat, or abdominal fat is a key factor that triggers off a variety of health and joint problems. Excessive belly fat results in more weight acting on the joints which strains and hurts the back, knees or hips. Besides this increased mechanical stress on the joints, belly fat also increases the risk of chronic inflammation in the body. This […]


8 June 2015
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Joint Corticosteroid Injections: How is This Still a Thing?

8 June 2015, Comments: 0

Intra-articular injections with corticosteroids is a very common medical treatment for the pain caused by joint osteoarthritis. Most patients do not know that corticosteroids are not a treatment for arthritis and does not heal the joint. They work by reducing inflammation and usually provide quick relief of pain. This pain relief, however is short lived: usually lasting only for no […]


29 May 2015
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Epidemic of Unnecessary Surgeries

29 May 2015, Comments: 0

I have blogged several times before about the epidemic of unnecessary spine and joint surgeries performed in our country. Spine surgery is the single most costly surgery for Medicare. The rate of spine and joint surgeries in the USA is 2-3 times higher than in any other industrialized country, with incredibly large regional variations.  The widespread use of MRI scans, […]


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