Knee Pain and the pes anserinus tendons

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Ross Hauser, MD A common cause of knee pain is not ligament injury. (We realize that this is shocking, since we have been explaining in past newsletters that ligaments are normally the cause of chronic pain.) The most common cause of chronic knee pain (see Prolotherapy research paper) is weakness in the pes anserinus tendons. […]

Knee Cap Pain

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Ross Hauser, MD When there is a problem with this part of the knee it manifests as pain in the front of the knee after strong exertion (running, walking, or stair climbing.) This may be due to erosion of the cartilage on the under side of the patella, poor tracking of the patella in its […]

Knee Osteoarthritis | Research on cortisone, hyaluronic acid, stem cell therapy, PRP, and Prolotherapy

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Research makes direct comparisons of Hyaluronic Acid Injections to alternatives which include stem cell therapy, PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, and Prolotherapy. On study claims Hyaluronic Acid Injections may cause accelerated knee degeneration. A paper from doctors at the Rostock Medical University in Germany sums up the efforts of doctors offering traditional medical care and concerns about hyaluronic acid injections: […]

Cholesterol medication’s negative influence on tendons and joint pain

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High cholesterol, and its treatment with statins, has been a hallmark of cardiovascular disease management for decades. Many people worry about their cholesterol because they feel they have to, based on drug companies and the media bombarding us with the impression there is a one to one linkage between elevated blood fats and arteriosclerosis. The benefits, […]