Posts From June, 2016

Alternative to Tommy John Elbow Surgery

Recently, MLB’s Los Angeles Angels starting pitchers Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney were both presumed to be out for the season due to tears in their ulnar collateral ligaments in their respective throwing elbows. This type of injury is what leads to Tommy John surgery.  This surgical procedure consists of extracting a healthy tendon from […]

Pain Management Physician vs. Orthopedic Physician

What is the Difference between a Pain Management Physician and an Orthopedic Specialist? Understanding which medical professional you should see for your pain can be difficult with so many sub-specialties in medicine. There are many differences between a pain management physician and an orthopedic spine doctor and it is important to know these in order […]

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Keeping you from Optimal Comfort?

Anyone who performs repetitive movements on a routine basis, such as typing or knitting, may develop inflammation in the tissues that surround the nerve that travels through the bones in the wrist to the fingers. This uncomfortable problem is carpal tunnel syndrome, and it can keep you from doing some of the things that you […]

Genicular Nerve Blocks / Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Pain

Genicular nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are well recognized and common procedures to help alleviate knee pain. These procedures can be performed in hopes of preventing knee surgery. In addition, they can also be performed post knee surgery to provide relief from pain. These cutting edge procedures can help relieve pain in patients with […]

Platelet Rich Plasma for Sports Injuries

What is PRP? Platelet rich plasma is blood plasma that consists of a higher concentration of platelets and proteins called growth factors which aid in healing. PRP can be used to help bones, ligaments, and tendons regenerate or repair themselves. It can also be used to accelerate the healing of wounds or assist in the […]