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Jan 16, 2023

Journal Watch: Efficacy of Shockwave in Plantar Fasciitis Increases when Combined with a Plantar-Fascia Specific Strethcing Program

In a recent randomized controlled study by Rompe et al. (2015), patients received radial shock wave therapy weekly for 3 weeks alone or in combination with an 8-week plantar fascia specific stretching program.

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Jan 15, 2023

How Does Shockwave Work for Tendon Pain

Tendon injuries, or tendinopathy are common, and there is strong evidence for the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for chronic tendinopathy. Despite the clinical success of the treatment the mechanism of action of

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Dec 28, 2022

Journal Watch: NEW Study Supports Proposed Mechanism of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) for Managing Low Back Pain

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is often used to treat low back pain, but the underlying mechanisms of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine has been debated. In this randomized controlled trail, MRI was used to

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Dec 18, 2022

Journal Watch: The effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on pain and disability in patients with chronic neck pain

In a recent single-blinded, cross-over, randomized control trial by Cholewicki et al. patients were enrolled to evaluate the effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on pain and disability in patients with chronic

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Sep 06, 2022

Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Delay the Need for a Knee Replacement?

In a recent study by Sánchez et al. suggests that PRP injections into the knee were helpful in delaying a total knee replacement in patients with knee arthritis.

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Aug 13, 2022

Journal Watch: New Lipogems Study for Knee Osteoarthritis

In a new study, the Lipogems microfragemented adipose tissue injection seems to be a safe and effective treatment option for knee osteoarthritis. More studies are needed to establish which stage of the disease and

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Aug 13, 2022

Treating Core Muscle Injuries: What are my alternatives to surgery?

Core muscle injuries encompass a range of injuries, and has replaced historical and previously popular terms such as sports hernia and athletic publagia. Just as terminology has been inconsistent so has surgical

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Jul 30, 2022

Is Your Physician Board Certified in Regenerative Medicine and Why that May Matter

While board certification is not required to practice medicine, it is a valuable tool for patients to determine the expertise and experience of a physician in a particular field of medicine. Is your provider board

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Jul 29, 2022

Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration or SIRVA: New Case Series by Bodor et al

Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, or SIRVA, has been described as a potential cause of chronic shoulder pain and disability after vaccine injections. In one study, SIRVA accounted for 87% of cases of

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