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What Are the Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle?

A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle twists under the body weight. Frequently a pop or tearing can be felt and heard. Common symptoms include, pain with weight bearing, point tenderness, bruising, swelling, and loss of motion. Occasionally there can be instability to the ankle.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma is also known as PRP.  Your own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes.  The blood in separated into its basic elements, including the platelet rich portion of the blood.  The platelets have healing factors and a small portion of stem cells.  This is then injected…  read more

Torn Meniscus

What is a torn meniscus? How is that different from arthritis of the knee? The medial and lateral menisci of the knee are 2 crescent shaped discs of tough cartilage tissue that lie between the ends of the upper leg bone and lower leg bone that form the knee joint. Meniscus tears commonly occur during…  read more

Football Injuries

What are common knee injuries in football player? There are several injuries that are possible in sports especially football. Many of these can occur without contact as the foot is planted and the knee twists. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common traumatic injury to the knee. Often this occurs without contact. The…  read more


Dear Doctor: My joints are hurting, do I have arthritis? What is Arthritis? Arthritis means inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, damage) around a joint. The cartilage on the end of the bones deteriorates. What causes Arthritis? There can be certain systemic diseases like Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Spondylitis that can cause “arthritis”. What we think…  read more

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