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Common Golf Injuries and How They Can Treated at a Sports Injury Clinic Nov 24th, 2021

Injuries in golf may seem less likely than in a fast paced or contact sport like football or basketball. However, to be good at the game, golf players need to practice regularly and develop a powerful, consistent swing. This means performing repetitive motions that can put added stress on the...

What You Should Know About Receiving a TENEX Procedure in Portland Nov 23rd, 2021

Every year, millions of Americans see a doctor to get treatment for a shoulder problem. The most common shoulder injuries are caused by the overuse of the muscles when doing sports and recreational activities that call for repetitive movements. However, they can also be the result of trauma from an...

A Introductory Guide To PRP Sports Medicine May 21st, 2021

Have you recently suffered a sports injury? Are you considering retiring or getting fed up playing sports while in pain? Maybe you have a lingering knee or shoulder injury that, no matter what you do, will not get better? During a 10-year span, 6.6 million knee injuries end up in emergency rooms...

How To Choose The Best PRP Clinic: 6 Key Factors To Consider May 12th, 2021

If you’ve recently suffered an injury or are considering treatment sometimes called regenerative medicine, then you may be looking for a sports medicine specialty clinic that utilizes PRP. PRP (or platelet-rich plasma) can be a restorative and potentially life-changing treatment. It has helped many people recover from injuries and achieve things they...

What Is A PRP Injection And How Does It Work? May 7th, 2021

Did you know that over 3 million people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States? In sports, over 2 million athletes of all ages and sports suffer injuries every year. Emergency rooms see over 8 million patients annually for slip, trip, and fall injuries. Injuries sustained in these...

PRP Injection Joint Repair And Preservation: 9 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know Apr 30th, 2021

Are you recovering from an injury? Or do you want to end your daily bouts with that nagging shoulder pain? When we talk about pain, we can further spread it out to different types and categories. Sports-related injuries are common for children, teens, and young adults. For the elderly, there are debilitating effects...

Joint Injury Treatment: Washing Away Calcific Tendonitis With Ultrasound Guided Injections Apr 23rd, 2021

Ultrasound Guided Lavage Benefits Patients with Calcific Tendonitis Do you have very intense pain around your shoulder at the rotator cuff region? Has your doctor diagnosed you with calcific tendonitis? You might be wondering what this means. Calcific tendonitis essentially means that there is a build-up of calcium in your...

A2M Therapy For Joint Restoration – A Primer Apr 16th, 2021

A2M injections are growing in popularity in the fields of sports medicine and other motion therapy fields. Primarily used to help treat arthritis, these injections also help protect against various proteins that lead to non-arthritic joint pain as well. In order to see if you should schedule an appointment with...

PRP Meniscus: Can PRP Therapy Treat Meniscus Tears? Apr 9th, 2021

Did you know that 10-20% of orthopedic surgeries involve a meniscus tear? It’s the most common knee injury for athletes and non-athletes alike. It’s also one of the most complicated injuries to treat. The meniscus’ location makes it difficult to access, and unlikely to heal by itself. Even the surgical option isn’t perfect,...

When Is It Time To See A Doctor For Hip Pain? Mar 26th, 2021

Hip pain is one of the most common joint problems experienced by adults in the United States. Often the cause of hip pain is aging and the onset of osteoarthritis. However, if you are under the age of 65, active, and experiencing pain or stiffness in your hips, it could be...

The Benefits Of Seeing A Sports Medicine Doctor Mar 19th, 2021

Do you suffer from an injury that just does not seem to go away? Then you probably need to see a doctor specializing in musculoskeletal injury treatments like a sports medicine doctor. Doctors are not just for top athletes. There are many reasons to see a sports medicine doctor. These doctors have specialized...

Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA) Stem Cell Therapy For Joint Preservation Mar 12th, 2021

Recent scientific advances in the field of orthopedics have recently discovered that the human body potentially holds its own healing power when it comes to alleviating chronic joint pain. This is done so by injecting stem cells directly into the site of the painful joint. Mesenchymal Stem Cell injections are...

Shoulder Pain: When To See A Shoulder Injury Doctor Feb 26th, 2021

Are you experiencing shoulder pain while playing sports, or even just trying to carry something light? The shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body and pain can pop out even if you have not suffered an injury. It’s important to recognize when the pain is temporary, or whether it’s...

5 Signs You Should Consider Seeing A Sports Injury Specialist Feb 20th, 2021

Too often athletes brush off a sports injury, hoping for it to get better over time even when it affects their daily lives and athletic performance. Does this sound like you? If you have an injury that isn’t improving, it’s time to see a sports injury specialist before permanent damage...

Portland Covid 19 Testing For Travel Feb 19th, 2021

Do you have important personal or business travel plans? Are you traveling to Canada, Hawaii, Japan, Europe, or the middle east? Do you need Covid testing before or after travel? If so, Sports Health Northwest can help. Many countries have specific testing requirements before entry and it’s important to understand...

Large Group Covid 19 Testing Clinic In Portland Oregon Feb 11th, 2021

Large Group Covid 19 Testing in Portland Oregon  While it’s been difficult to gather in groups for work and play over the past year, we are now more prepared than ever before to begin resuming activities this spring and summer like school, in person classes, labs, conferences, work off sites,...

The Many Benefits Of Ultrasound-Guided Injections For Treating Injuries Feb 10th, 2021

Treating sports injuries resulting from swinging a tennis racket or repeat action injuries from using a jackhammer at work often result in surgery because the pain and disability eventually persist beyond standard treatments. When topical medications and anti-inflammatories no longer alleviate the joint and soft tissue pain, you may want...

PRP Therapy – An Effective Regenerative Sports Medicine Treatment Feb 5th, 2021

PRP Therapy ExplainedThe acronym PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are readily available in the human blood. The injection of the patient’s own concentrated platelets in the form of Platelet Rich Plasma into an injury site has been shown to jump start and accelerate healing in that region. This form of...

What Is Tenex For Tenotomy? Feb 3rd, 2021

Here’s What You Need to Know About Treating Chronic Tendon PainTendon pain has a lot of sources. You may have injured a tendon like your hamstring playing sports or your rotator cuff by lifting a heavy object. Tendon injuries an also occur as the result of an overused muscle connected to the...

Knee Osteoarthritis: How Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation (CFRA) Can Help Jan 27th, 2021

It is estimated that about 25 percent of adult’s experience knee pain that limits their mobility and function. For most of them, osteoarthritis is the culprit. Fifty percent of adults over 60 years old have x-ray evidence of osteoarthritis . A lot of people receiving conventional treatment with medications either do not...

Joint Preservation: How Hyaluronic Acid Injections Can Help Your Knee Pain Jan 20th, 2021

Did you know that your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a key component of the thick, natural fluid that keeps our joints lubricated and cushioned to ensure they work smoothly. Osteoarthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease that causes joint pain and immobility and occurs when...

Precision Sports Medicine And Regenerative Therapies In Portland Jan 4th, 2021

Shoulder Calcific tendinitis Treatment – Success Story  I recently saw a pleasant 53 year–old female patient in my Portland sports injury clinic who has been struggling with right shoulder pain for several months. It was causing daily low-grade pain and would flare up for a few days to a couple...

Joint Preservation Clinic In Portland – A Success Story! Jan 4th, 2021

A 40 year–old patient, Marco, recently came in to see me about his right knee. He is very active and likes to hike and bike the many trails near Portland. He also enjoys running and he used to play soccer in high school and college and considers himself to be...

5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Elbow Pain Jan 3rd, 2021

The elbow is a complex joint. This is because it provides not only flexion and extension, but also rotation allowing us to rotate our hand palm up or down. The three bones making up the elbow joint just , the ulna, radius and humerus, work hard to provide stability and...

5 Factors To Consider When Choosing An Ankle Injury Doctor Jan 3rd, 2021

Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries. Just one step off an uneven surface, an unexpected slip, or a step too close to the curb, and you can become one of the 25,000 people who sprain their ankle every day in the U.S.  To heal as quickly as possible, you need to...

Nothing Funny About The Funny Bone: When To See An Elbow Injury Doctor Dec 9th, 2020

Does your elbow hurt? If you’ve had an injury to your arm, especially in the elbow area, you may need to do more than rest it and apply ice or heat. An elbow injury doctor can help with all kinds of sports injuries, as well as problems from day-to-day life. Here...

5 Reasons To See A Sports Medicine Doctor In Your Area Nov 10th, 2020

Each year, almost nine million Americans suffer injuries while playing sports or engaging in recreational activities. In about half of these cases, medical attention is required. Too often, sports injuries leave sufferers confused and doubting. Should they go to the ER or their primary care physician? When is it appropriate to see a sports...

The De-Training Effect: De-Conditioning During Covid-19 Nov 3rd, 2020

Why it is essential to get back in shape before playing sports Over the past six months, the loss of sports seasons and consistent training schedules, has resulted in a de-training effect for many student and adult athletes, which could have an unfortunate and lasting impact on our student athletes...

MRIs Can Lie: Surgery Alternatives for Knee and Shoulder Pain Sep 24th, 2020

Fifteen years ago, when I was training at the Cleveland Clinic to be a sports medicine doctor, a talented orthopedic surgeon, who also happened to be an NBA team physician, recommended a book to me. Its title was What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Knee Pain and Surgery by Ronald P....

Injured While Exercising? Here’s Why You Should See A Sports Medicine Doctor Sep 24th, 2020

If you like to play sports, then you are no stranger to the occasional pains and injuries. Minor issues will often resolve on their own. But, once in a while, you will suffer from an acute or chronic injury. You need not ignore such a problem since it can grow...

Covid-19 And Sports Health Aug 17th, 2020

As an active sports medicine specialist, parent of two very active teenagers who play sports year-round, and living in an active community like Portland, Oregon, I am frequently asked about sports safety and when might see the return of sports, especially organized youth sports. Common questions I hear include: “My...