Rx for Pain Patients Who Are Obese: Recommend the Mediterranean Diet

Written by Robert Bonakdar MD, FAAFP, FACN We often see pain patients in our clinic who are obese. Many of them did not start their pain journey this way, and there is emerging evidence that pain, in addition to changing activity, can also change dietary patterns. In addition, the stress of chronic pain combined with…

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The Web Tech Knee Brace

A company that makes braces, just came out with a brace for knee arthritis.  It is called the Web Tech Knee Brace.  I took a look at it, and it looks useful, especially if you are on your feet for a long time.  If you want to take a look, CLICK HERE.

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Study cites risk factors for conversion to TKA following knee arthroscopy

If you have any of these, you are at risk of going on to have a total knee replacement if you’ve already had your knee scoped. Obesity Older than 70 years old Have diabetes Depression Rheumatoid arthritis Boyd JA, et al. Orthopedics. 2016;doi:10.3928/01477447-20160719-01. March 7, 2017 Results from this study demonstrated women, patients 70 years and…

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Knee Pain Severity, Not Structural Damage, a Risk Factor for Incident Widespread Pain

MARCH 3, 2017 For people who have osteoarthritis (OA), knee pain severity may be a far more important predictor of long-term incident widespread pain than structural damage, according to results from Canada’s Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST). Indeed, researchers at the Université de Montréal concluded that consistent frequent knee pain, symptomatic knee OA and knee pain…

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The Side Effects of Orthopedic Knee Surgery: Doubling Down at the Great Orthopedic Surgery Casino

by Chris Centeno, M.D. What are the side effects of orthopedic surgery? One of the more disturbing things we see in interventional orthopedics is patients who have undergone multiple aggressive types of orthopedic surgery. The behavior is a bit like a gambler at a casino. If you don’t hit it big the first time, keep doubling…

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Cooled RF Ablation Superior to Corticosteroids in Knee Osteoarthritis

74.1% of the patients that their knee nerves burned with Cooled RF Ablation, had at least 50% relief after 6 months. My data shows that 66.67% of my patients treated with TRIGENICS® had at least 50% relief at 6 months WITHOUT having to burn their knee nerves. That’s only a 7.43% difference. And, my knee pain…

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Running May Actually Lower Inflammation in Knee Joints

Researchers suggest running might slow development of osteoarthritis FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Running might actually reduce inflammation in knee joints, according to research published recently in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. Matt Seeley, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and colleagues reached their…

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Chair Yoga Helps Older Adults Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

Chair yoga may produce sustained improvements in pain among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Want to get an idea as to what chair yoga is?  CLICK HERE for a 20 minute video.

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Christine – Knee Pain For 1 Year

Meet Christine. She’s been having right knee pain over the past year.  She had 4 weeks of pre-surgical physical therapy, then surgery to fix her torn meniscus, then 6 weeks of physical therapy after the surgery, and her KNEE STILL HURTS! This video shows, with her permission, how she responded to her first Trigenics® treatment here:

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Study: Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints

Brigham Young University Health News, 12/12/2016 Running may also slow the process that leads to osteoarthritis. New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro–inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running. In other words, it appears running can reduce joint inflammation. “It flies in the face of intuition,” said study…

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