Tag: Daily News

Our way of thinking about pain must change to resolve the Opioid Crisis according to the Daily News.

Our way of thinking about pain must change to resolve the Opioid Crisis according to the Daily News. Last night I was talking to a physician friend of mine, comparing challenging cases we had recently seen.   He mentioned a patient who had diffuse pain throughout their body which was of unknown origin.   He diagnosed the patient with Polymyalgia Rhumatica which is a medical way of describing an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness.  He recommended the patient take prednisone and the next day they felt improvement, as the steroid reduced the patients pain.   What I found interesting Read More »

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); is this good for sports injuries or is it just another overpriced medical procedure? Some of our patient who run have experienced PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy which is promoted as a way of healing weakened tissues so they no longer hurt. Apparently, as per an article in the Daily News, the benefits are as follows: “speed healing and quickly get runners back to running, to cut healing times by half or more to muscle, ligament and tendon tears, Achilles tendondosis, plantar faciitis, tendonititis of the elbow, shoulder ailments, meniscus and labral tears in shoulders, knees Read More »