Saturday, March 21, 2015

PowerKnee Program

Knee pain is a very common problem.  There are many potential remedies but one that is often ignored is diet and exercise.  This led me to develop the PowerKnee Program.  It is a simple set of exercises that may help improve the pain associated with a variety of knee problems including arthritis.  The exercises help address quadriceps strength, hamstring flexibility and overall lower extremity fitness.    This program can be found at PowerKnee.com.  Pass on the link to your friends and colleagues.

POWERKNEE PROGRAM (See Videos below)
1.  QuadCrunch (TM):  Perform a set of 3 hold for 5 seconds, 3 times per day
2.  Hamstring Stretch:   Perform a set of 3, hold for 5 seconds, 3 times per day
3.  Exercise Bike:          Ride for 30 minutes, 3 times per week, Record calories

Also, maintain or work toward your ideal body weight.  Losing even a small amount of weight may improve your knee pain and function.

Get going today on the #PowerKnee Program.  Pass on the link to your friends and colleagues.

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DO NOT BEGIN ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM WITHOUT FIRST CHECKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
THIS WEBSITE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.  CONSULT WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO DETERMINE IF IT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

PRP enhances healing after Achilles Tendon Rupture


PRP being added to an Achilles Tendon Repair
If you rupture your Achilles tendon, new data suggests platelet rich plasma can enhance the healing.  In an abstract published by the journal Lancet, researchers from England discussed how they treated patients who had ruptured their Achilles with either PRP or a placebo.  Six weeks later, they biopsied the healing tendons under ultrasonic guidance.  In the study, they found improved cell content, better tendon fiber structure and more normal collagen (type 1) in the tendons treated with PRP.  The study included 20 patients (10 PRP, 10 Control) and is the first investigation in humans showing the significant value of using PRP to help treat Achilles tendon ruptures.  Of course, more data will be needed to confirm these important findings.  For years, I have been adding PRP to my achilles tendon repairs and if I ever rupture my own, I will certainly request that PRP is included in the treatment protocol.

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