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Knee Injuries Are Associated with Accelerated Knee Osteoarthritis Progression Nov 18th, 2020

This study from PubMed aimed to evaluate if a recent knee injury was associated with accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) progression.The conclusion: "Recent knee injuries are associated with accelerated KOA. Most concerning is that certain injuries may be associated with a rapid cascade towards joint failure in less than one year…Individuals...

All About Joint Injections Nov 16th, 2020

Knee arthritis is the most common type of joint disease in the United States, and it’s also a common cause of knee pain and disability. About one in every 20 people aged 45 years and older experiences from knee arthritis, and that number has been increasing in recent years, partly...

Viscosupplements for OA of the Knee Nov 13th, 2020

Osteoarthritis is the fifth leading cause of disability in the world and the most common cause of disability in adults in the United States. Viscosupplementation is a treatment option involving hyaluronic acid, generally prescribed for people who have early, mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. If you are suffering from earlt...

Use of Viscosupplementation for the Recovery of Active Football Players Complaining of Knee Pain Nov 11th, 2020

Osteoarthritis affects millions of people every year, and athletes are no exception. In fact, because they are engaging in strenuous physical activity, athletes can be more prone to developing osteoarthritis. For example, active football players may experience a limitation in their recreational activity due to knee pain, especially after sporting...

Nature's Cure for Arthritis Nov 10th, 2020

Nature’s cure for arthritis may have been found in the unlikeliest place. Scientists have discovered hyaluronic acid, a natural joint lubrication compound, in the comb of roosters! This anatomical feature of male chickens is primarily made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. This product is now used as...

Is Local Viscosupplementation Injection Clinically Superior to Other Therapies in the Treatment of O Nov 6th, 2020

For some patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), hyaluronic acid (HA) injections can relieve pain and improve function – sometimes dramatically. This can also help to delay or even eliminate the need for knee replacement surgery.This systematic review concluded that IA-HA is a viable treatment option for knee OA. Its use...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Res Nov 4th, 2020

The purpose of this study from the American Journal of Sports Medicine was to compare the long-term clinical outcomes provided by intra-articular injections of either PRP or hyaluronic acid (HA) to treat knee degenerative disease.The results? Both treatments were effective in improving knee functional status and symptoms over time. PRP...

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Versus Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis Oct 30th, 2020

Mesenchymal stem cells versus hyaluronic acid in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis; This study tested increasing doses of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) in combination with hyaluronic acid in a randomized clinical trial.The conclusion? The single intraarticular injection of in vitro expanded autologous BM-MSCs together with HA is a...

Can an ACL Stem Cell Shot Replace Surgery? Oct 28th, 2020

Can an ACL stem cell shot replace surgery? If the ACL becomes injured or torn, common in athletes and people involved in activities that put a lot of pressure on the knees, the knee can become unstable. Orthopedic surgeons will usually recommend an invasive surgery called “ACL reconstruction” in which...

Food for Thought Oct 26th, 2020

Some food for thought posted by @acutherapymike on Instagram.https://bit.ly/3fH8U0y"Consider this... Donny is 20 lbs overweight and has signs of osteoarthritis and knee pain.What does this mean for Donny? Being 20 lbs overweight actually translates to 60 lbs of weight pushing down on that sore knee.Studies show that for each pound...

10 Recommendations To Thrive with Osteoarthritis of the Knee Oct 23rd, 2020

Unfortunately, there is a significant misunderstanding about how/why osteoarthritis transpires and how to treat it.  Some of the best treatment options include regular exercise, physical therapy, as well as managing your weight and your diet. Your physician might recommend medical weight loss if your weight contributes to joint pain, particularly in...

Hyaluronic Acid Injections Oct 21st, 2020

At Restore Osteo of Colorado, one of the services we provide is joint injections with the advanced Genvisc 850 system that allows your joint to receive lubricating hyaluronate for better mobility and less pain. Our integrative health care team often recommends joint injections to treat knee pain from osteoarthritis. The...

Knee Osteoarthritis has Doubled in Prevalence Since the Mid-20th Century Oct 18th, 2020

Did you know that Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) has doubled in prevalence since the mid-20th century? At Restore Osteo of Colorado, we take knee pain seriously. We offer a variety of treatment options such as bracing, physical therapy, joint injections, and lots more. Our specialists can work with you to create...

Weight Loss and Knee Pain Oct 7th, 2020

Nearly three-quarters of Americans are overweight, and about half of those are obese, according to data from the CDC. That means millions of people — of all ages — are a risk for weight-related problems.  Chronic knee pain is one of the most common medical complaints related to being overweight,...

Medical Weight Loss Can Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals Sep 21st, 2020

Losing weight is always challenging, whether you want to lose 20 pounds or 100. The problem is, even though it seems way too easy to gain weight, it can be a lot harder to take it off again.  Sticking to a plan of healthy eating and exercise for weeks on...

When Should I See a Doctor for Knee Pain? Aug 19th, 2020

Your knees are at work all day long, bending, lifting, and supporting your body through a myriad of tasks and activities. Still, as important as they are, you probably don’t give your knees much thought — until they start hurting. Knee pain is a common medical complaint, and while some...