Monday, 2 March 2020

Why opt for an Orthogen P for your arthritis?

If you experience pain in joints, stiffness in your body, or trouble moving around, you might have arthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints in the body that limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing, and bathing. 

What causes arthritis?

The exact causes of arthritis are not known. However, the following are some of the major factors that contribute to the development of arthritis:
  • Genetic 
  • Age 
  • Gender (Women are more likely to develop arthritis than men)
  • Hormones
  • Weight 
  • Work factors 

Types of arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis: Arthritis, often related to aging or an injury.
  • Autoimmune arthritis: A type of arthritis that develops when your body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in your body. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of these kinds.
  • Juvenile arthritis: Arthritis that develops in children.
  • Infectious arthritis: This is due to an infection that spreads from another part of the body to the joint.
  • Psoriatic arthritis: Arthritis that affects people with psoriasis.
  • Gout: A type of arthritis that develops due to higher levels of uric acid accumulated in the body. This is a painful condition.

PRP for arthritis

PRP or platelet-rich plasma is one of the effective methods of treating arthritis and many other conditions. It is more effective than hyaluronic acid injections in treating arthritis.

PRP or platelet-rich plasma is a substance that helps to heal the injured or damaged area when injected. PRP shots use blood's natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone.


Orthogen care offers effective management of arthritis using PRP. In mild cases of arthritis, PRP treatment can prevent further degeneration. In the case of severe arthritis, PRP treatment can help to minimize the pain and also to improve the functioning. This can help to avoid surgery in the case of spinal fusion and joint replacements as well. If you are worried about your joint pain and stiffness of your body, book an appointment at Orthogen care.

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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Word of advice sooner

Sports injuries are quite common these days, and a torn shoulder tendon can be treated under rotator cuff surgery. Commonly, a rotator cuff injury occurs due to some disease, natural wear-and-tear, or from a traumatic injury. Proper rest and therapy or surgery at times could allow anyone to enjoy sports again.

A rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that surrounds the shoulder joint and which keeps the shoulder stable and mobile. People who are into tennis, golf, baseball, and volleyball tend to involve in repetitive shoulder movements, which cause issues in the rotator cuff. Certain factors such as age and family history also play a role concerning shoulder injuries.

Based on the type and severity of the condition, the doctor can recommend the apt treatment. Certain treatments would include:

  • Proper rest
  • Ice and heat therapy 
  • Pain relievers or pain killers 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Cortisone injections 
  • Surgery

5 tips before returning to sports after rotator cuff injury 

Proper rest and treatment would help anyone to return to sports or activities at the same level after rotator cuff injury. However, various tips would be recommended to avoid further issues in the long run. 
  • Let the pain and inflammation disappear completely - one could return to sports completely if the pain and inflammation have completely gone. Proper rest and treatment could bring out the expected outcome with some amount of physical therapy for the apt results. 
  • Give it a slow start and rebuild the intensity - it is better to begin slowly to avoid further injuries. Once the muscles are strong enough, then one could rebuild the intensity incrementally. 
  • Strengthen the muscles - the muscles would need proper care to get back the strength, especially around the shoulder or rotator cuff. To prevent further injuries in the same shoulder, it is better to perform exercises that would strengthen the shoulder muscles. Physical therapy can bring back the mobility and flexibility of the shoulder. 
  • Warm-up and cool down - before beginning any exercise or strenuous activities, it is good to warm up the body for the muscles would not fall into any wear-and-tear. Warming up the body would make the muscles less likely to get strained or torn. 
  • Give it a break if pain persists - performing any exercise or activities might cause pain, then it is better to take a break. Apply ice and take pain killers if the doctor has prescribed it. But never play or do any activities while in pain as it could damage the shoulder again. 

At Orthogen Care, PRP treatment would be recommended to treat severe sports injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP treatment is a substance that will help reduce the pain when injected in the required area. It is suggested to take rest for a while after the injections. These injections will help in the growth and healing of the cells.

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Monday, 9 December 2019

When to opt a meniscus surgical intervention? How does PRP treatment rule out the need for surgery?

A meniscus is a smooth, elastic tissue that is located inside a human  knee joint, that is disk shaped and acts as a shock absorber. Each knee has two of these in the shape of a wedge.

 Meniscus Tear

The knee joint, though tough is not necessarily the most flexible. During sporting activities, a sudden twist or turn can case a tear in this wedge shaped piece of tissue called a meniscus tear.

If left untreated, part of the meniscus may slip into the knee joint and necessitate surgery. If the size of the tear increases it can lead to arthritis.Treatment can be surgical to stitch it together or remove part of it. Or, non-surgical like PRP treatment, rehabilitation therapy and wearing braces.

But, when is surgery necessary?

This basically depends on the location, pattern and size  of the tear. The age, general health and activity level of the person also affects the treatment options. Surgery may be necessary if the pain is too high or the person is not able to engage in daily activities. Surgery may help in reducing the risk of joint problems like osteoarthritis, in the future.

Surgery is generally successful in younger people and where the knee is stable. It also helps if the surgery is done within the first few weeks of the injury and the tear is longitudinal in nature.

How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment rule out the need for surgery?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a component of the blood which helps in the healing process. Plasma consists of proteins which help in cellular growth and is also that part of the blood which helps in the formation of blood clots.


PRP therapy thus involves injecting part of the blood back into the ailing joint. In some cases it is an alternative to surgery and in others a healing process. The procedure starts with a local anesthetic to numb the area, then an ultrasound scan to find where the injection should go and then Platelet Rich Plasma is slowly injected into the problem area.This can be done during a standard doctor visit and the patient can go home or to work immediately. There is little or no pain, fast recovery and no scar tissue.
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Friday, 22 November 2019

Musculoskeletal Injuries and wellness: Understanding the best available treatment options in Orthogen Care?

Are you surprised by the fact that musculoskeletal conditions impact over 1.7 billion people globally? A recent study of worldwide disease factors found a 45 per cent growth in musculoskeletal disease over the past 20 years. These can be disabling injuries and conditions, and experts in the field stress the need for greater attention to effective treatments such as rehabilitation and wellness programs. This is a common source of problems and you need not be worried about it, however, the pain is real. We understand that you've been through tremendous physical pain and that this must've affected the rest of your life. Several of the patients that come to us are deeply affected both physically and psychologically, as healthcare professionals are objective is to mend both.


There are many new forms of therapy when it comes to Musculoskeletal Injuries and wellness, the process is long and comprehensive, but also extremely effective. Here's our most effective form of treatment for this type of problems,

PRP-HEALING PROCESS - This is an extremely unique method of therapy wherein your own bodies platelets and stem cells are collected and injected into the problematic area. It is extremely effective and one of the leading forms of therapy worldwide. The method itself is quite fascinating to learn about. A small amount of blood is collected from you and placed in a centrifuge. A centrifuge is an instrument which causes the object placed inside it to spin at high velocity and this forces the constituents in the blood t separate. The platelets and stem cells available in your blood separate out. This as mentioned above is injected into the problem area. 

This method is non-operative, there is virtually no healing time. It is a simple procedure and can be done in a relatively small amount of time.

In conclusion at Orthogencare, you can experience the next stage of medical innovation, we've trained ourselves to make full use of the power of the latest discoveries including the PRP-HEALING Process. If you or anyone you know is suffering from Musculoskeletal Injuries then reach out to us and after a quick consultation, we can chart an appropriate course of action.

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