Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Meniscal Injuries

The piece of cartilage that provides a cushion effect in the knee joint, between your thigh bone and shinbone is called the meniscus. This small cartilage is prone to injury during activities that put pressure on or rotate the knee joint. A hard tackle on the football field, sudden pivot during basketball or even getting up too quickly from a squatting position can result in meniscal injuries. The meniscus also weakens due to degenerative changes with age and conditions like osteoarthritis which causes stiffness in your joints. Weaker and thinner meniscus is more prone to tear/injury. Some of signs that may suggest a meniscal injury are:

  •     A popping sound around your knee joint
  •     Pain and swelling
  •     Difficulty to move the knee or achieve a full range of motion
  •     Knee appears locked
  •     A feeling that the knee is unable to support you

If any of these symptoms persist for more than a few days or occur after a knee injury, seek medical help from an orthopedician.

Regenerative Medicine for Meniscal Injuries

At Regencare, we have seen excellent results with regenerative medicine using Orthogen-P  to help heal these injuries without the need of long term medications or surgery. This treatment helps to stimulate natural healing and repairs the meniscus to provide stability to the knee. Most of our patients have returned to their daily activities almost immediately. By strictly adhering to our treatment protocols, your knee can have the mobility and function it had before the injury.

Blog reviewed by: Dr Vineeth MB
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Monday, 22 March 2021

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The group of muscles and tendons that keep the head of your arm attached firmly within the socket of the shoulder joint is the rotator cuff. Progressive wear and tear of the tendon tissue due to repetitive overhead activity or heavy lifting for a long period of time may result in injury to the rotator cuff.  Rotator cuff tears may also occur due to a single injury like in case of traumas. The symptoms that can be suggestive of rotator cuff injury include:

  •     Dull aching pain in the shoulders
  •     Disturbed sleep due to pain
  •     Inability to reach behind your back even to comb your hair
  •     Weakness of the arms

Progressing age, occupation that require repetitive arm motions and a history of rotator cuff injuries in the family increases your chance to acquire this disease. Medical attention is of utmost importance in rotator cuff injuries as any delay in treatment can result in permanent loss of motion or weakness of the shoulder joint. Progressive degeneration of the joint can worsen your pain and other symptoms. Keeping your shoulder immobilized for a long time due to pain may also result in a condition called “frozen shoulder.”

Regencare provides treatment for rotator cuff injuries using regenerative therapy by inducing the ability of cells to regenerate, decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the damaged area. This helps to speed up the healing process without the need of any complex surgeries. Regenerative therapy using Orthogen P has shown promise in tendon repair, especially when it comes to the shoulder joint injuries.

Blog reviewed by: Dr Vineeth MB
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