PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Sports Injuries not all It’s Cracked up to Be

PRP has been more hype than substance as gathering evidence has put it more into the realm of cherry picking based marketing. The following an excerpt  from an updated article in  Pain Science in 2015 by Paul Ingraham from Vancouver. “Taken as a whole, the evidence is somewhere between inconclusive and discouraging. Although more research […]

The Consequences of Infections

Recently the tight end, Daniel Fells, of  the New York Giants had an unfortunate turn of events after a cortisone injection. He acquired a staph infection after the injection. This particular strain of staph was  a type called methicillin-resistant staph aureus. Methicillin-resistant staph infections have been on the risehas bacteria have mutated to resist traditional […]

When can Cortisone Shots Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

Cortisone shots have been used by the podiatric and orthopedic community as a time honored solution for joint and tendon injuries. Cortisone shots should not be confused with anabolic steroids, which are illegal in competition and have dangerous side systemic side effects. Cortisone is a synthetic form of the glucocorticoids that are synthesized by the […]