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Prolotherapy for cartilege growth in severe knee osteoarthritis December 4, 2016 - Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Gasto´n Andre´s Topol, MD, Leandro Ariel Podesta, MD, Kenneth Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Marcia Mallma Giraldo, MD, Lanny L. Johnson, MD, AAOS, Raul Grasso, MD, Alexis Jamı´n, MD, Tom Clark, DC, RVT, RMSK, David Rabago, MD Abstract Background: Dextrose injection is reported to improve knee…
The Dormant Butt Syndrome June 6, 2016 - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dormant-butt-syndrome-a-cause-of-common-aches-and-pains/ Multiple news sources last week have reported on a physical phenomenon labeled as a “dormant butt syndrome”. This is a condition where postural muscles become deconditioned from too much siting and cause problems in the lower back, knees and hips. Although it sounds like it is something that has been newly discovered, medical, sports…
Soft Tissue – Why Is It Important April 28, 2015 - The soft connective tissue, located just under the skin, is a white membrane that wraps and connects the muscles, bones and blood vessels of the body. Soft tissue is also called fascia. This of it like the white fuzz inside an orange peel, connecting the "skin" and the "meat" of the orange. Learn More
Spring Clean the Diet April 22, 2015 - Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal. As the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises, we begin to open windows or clean the yard in order to prepare for a new season. Tis’ also the perfect time to “spring clean” your diet, transitioning from common comfort foods of winter to nutrient dense…
Physical Therapy Outdoor Walking Season April 13, 2015 - Spring marks the opening of “outdoor walking season” in western New York. Like any other activity, walking has its own specific injury profile often involving the foot and ankle. Learn More
Prolotherapy Prolotherapy Stimulates Tissue Repair March 23, 2015 - Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Studies have shown that it stimulates tissue repair.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Understand it and Beat it! February 23, 2015 - The typical lumbar spinal stenosis patient has difficulty with walking, standing and occasionally reaching overhead. You are not doomed to a life of leg pain and weakness. We can guide you through a progression of non-surgical options.
What exactly is the practice of Yoga? February 23, 2015 - The practice of yoga is for keeping in shape, but it creates fitness in more then just the physical sense. Learn more about what the practice of yoga is.
Hypoglycemic Index helps determine what kind of foods are good for you! February 13, 2015 - The Glycemic Index is a way to categorize carbohydrate rich foods and classifies foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly glucose is absorbed after foods are consumed. Learn more...
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: Study shows significant pain reduction and improvement in function December 14, 2014 - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances.

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Tenex Health TX™

It really was a miracle.

In September 2014 I was experiencing pain in my left elbow. I went to my general practitioner who sent me for cortisone shots. The first two injections relieved the pain, but it would return and was gradually increasing. I added water therapy, physical therapy combined with laser treatments and I saw no improvement. All strength was gone from my arm.

I went for my third shot. This time, I experienced no relief and I returned to my doctor. He sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who told me that he could operate on my arm but warned me that this type of surgery, unfortunately, had only a 30% success rate. Since my arm was getting weaker and the pain was becoming excruciating, and I was desperate, I decided to go ahead and schedule surgery during the summer of 2014. I started wearing an elbow brace as well as a wrist brace until surgery.

Coincidentally, I was being treated by Dr. Kaplan for ongoing migraines. He saw me come in with both braces and talked to me about a procedure called Tenex Tenotomy. After going home and doing some online research I decided to forgo the tendinitis surgery and give Tenex a try. I had the procedure mid-June, rather than waiting until the summer. Dr. Kaplan explained that I should see some relief within three weeks.

I took two days off from work. I returned to work with the prescribed elastic arm band and finished out the school year. Within three weeks I noticed an improvement. I was about 85% pain-free. By the time school started in September, my arm was nearly at 95%.

It is now the summer of 2015. My arm is at 100%. All my strength has returned. I am careful with it. I limit carrying heavy objects, because I do not want anything to spoil what Dr. Kaplan was able to achieve with this procedure.

The Tenex procedure itself wasn't painful. He told me to expect some pressure. There was pressure but certainly it was not painful. It only lasted minutes. At least that is my recollection. After the procedure I completed the required physical therapy regimen that was prescribed.

I would recommend this procedure to anyone experiencing tendinitis and contemplating surgery. Going in, my feeling was I didn't have anything to lose. Worst case scenario, I would go and have the tendinitis surgery done at a later date.

I am so thankful to Dr. Kaplan for suggesting this procedure to me and for giving me back total use of my arm. It really was a miracle. I told the doctor I wanted to shout it from the mountain tops. Since Buffalo is mostly flat, I decided to write a testimonial instead.

Elaine F.

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2015-08-12T21:20:19+00:00

Elaine F.

In September 2014 I was experiencing pain in my left elbow. I went to my general practitioner who sent me for cortisone shots. The first two injections relieved the pain, but it would return and was gradually increasing. I added water therapy, physical therapy combined with laser treatments and I saw no improvement. All strength was gone from my arm. I went for my third shot. This time, I experienced no relief and I returned to my doctor. He sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who told me that he could operate on my arm but warned me that this type of surgery, unfortunately, had only a 30% success rate. Since my arm was getting weaker and the pain was becoming excruciating, and I was desperate, I decided to go ahead and schedule surgery during the summer of 2014. I started wearing an elbow brace as well as a wrist brace until surgery. Coincidentally, I was being treated by Dr. Kaplan for ongoing migraines. He saw me come in with both braces and talked to me about a procedure called Tenex Tenotomy. After going home and doing some online research I decided to forgo the tendinitis surgery and give Tenex a try. I had the procedure mid-June, rather than waiting until the summer. Dr. Kaplan explained that I should see some relief within three weeks. I took two days off from work. I returned to work with the prescribed elastic arm band and finished out the school year. Within three weeks I noticed an improvement. I was about 85% pain-free. By the time school started in September, my arm was nearly at 95%. It is now the summer of 2015. My arm is at 100%. All my strength has returned. I am careful with it. I limit carrying heavy objects,...

Back on the tennis court!

I have been playing tennis since I was about 8 years old. Unfortunately I suffered a severe elbow injury, which damaged tendons and ligaments in my inner, lower right elbow. At the time, the only real option to treat such an injury was with surgery that involved a long recovery period. I visited a renown elbow specialist in NYC at the Hospital for Special Surgery, who told me to treat it conservatively and get more PT before even considering the surgical route. At that point I decided I would not have the surgery, and resigned to the fact that I would probably never play tennis again.

Fast forward almost 15 years where I start my treatment regimen for my elbow with Dr. Kaplan. I first had the Tenex procedure done, followed by PRP therapy, and finally a few treatments of prolotherapy. I combined those treatments with about 12 sessions of physical therapy, and I am thrilled to say that I am back on the tennis court playing about 3 hours/week at a solid 4.0 level, all while being pain free for the first time in 16 years!   Granted, I am about 15 lbs. heavier, and 16 years older, so I don’t quite move as well as I did back in 1999, but the important thing is I am back out there thanks to the successful treatment I received from Dr. Kaplan!

Guy Sadkin, Williamsville

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2015-10-15T23:15:53+00:00

Guy Sadkin, Williamsville

I have been playing tennis since I was about 8 years old. Unfortunately I suffered a severe elbow injury, which damaged tendons and ligaments in my inner, lower right elbow. At the time, the only real option to treat such an injury was with surgery that involved a long recovery period. I visited a renown elbow specialist in NYC at the Hospital for Special Surgery, who told me to treat it conservatively and get more PT before even considering the surgical route. At that point I decided I would not have the surgery, and resigned to the fact that I would probably never play tennis again. Fast forward almost 15 years where I start my treatment regimen for my elbow with Dr. Kaplan. I first had the Tenex procedure done, followed by PRP therapy, and finally a few treatments of prolotherapy. I combined those treatments with about 12 sessions of physical therapy, and I am thrilled to say that I am back on the tennis court playing about 3 hours/week at a solid 4.0 level, all while being pain free for the first time in 16 years!   Granted, I am about 15 lbs. heavier, and 16 years older, so I don’t quite move as well as I did back in 1999, but the important thing is I am back out there thanks to the successful treatment I received from Dr. Kaplan!
In the interest of providing our patients with the most advanced care available, we are now offering an exciting new outpatient procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from pain associated with tendon damage. Tendon pain takes many forms:
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  • Persistent shoulder pain
  • Tennis / Golfer’s elbow
  • Jumper’s / Runner’s knee
  • Achilles tendonosis
  • Plantar fasciitis

 

 

If you are like many individuals, you have probably tried many things to get back to feeling “good” or even “better”. They may have provided temporary relief, but then your pain comes back. The thought of undergoing surgery is not appealing. It can be expensive, there are potential risks and side effects and there could be a long recovery period.You now have a better option, and we can help!

Tenex Health TX™ is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic. Tenex Health TX™ combines ultrasound imaging that specifically targets damaged tissue with the advanced TX MicroTip™ which precisely breaks down and removes only the damaged tissue that causes pain. This procedure is not surgery and can be performed in an office or procedure room.

TenexTenex Health TX™ benefits:

  • Quick pain relief
  • Return to normal activities rapidly
  • Local anesthetic used instead of general anesthesia
  • No sutures, no stitches (requires only a small, adhesive bandage)
  • Minimally invasive, not open surgery

Swimmer’s Shoulder

swimmersSwimmer’s Shoulder is often indicated by soreness or pain in the shoulder.Symptoms can include:

  • Shoulder pain that gradually worsens
  • Pain radiating from the shoulder when rotating, pushing, pulling or grasping
  • Impaired range of motion in shoulder joint

Swimmer’s shoulder is not limited to athletes. It can be caused by any activity that involves repetitive movement of the shoulder joint.

Tennis - Golfer's Elbow

Tennis Elbow is soreness or pain on the outside of the arm near the elbow.

tennis_elbowSymptoms can include:

  • Targeted pain in the elbow
  • Elbow pain that gradually worsens
  • Pain radiating from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and back of the hand when grasping or twisting
  • Weak grasp
  • Swelling is uncommon

Tennis Elbow is not limited to athletes. It can be caused by any activity that involves repetitive twisting of the wrist.

Runner’s - Jumper’s Knee

Patellar Tendonitis, commonly referred to as Jumper’s Knee or Runner’s Knee is pain that occurs on the front and center of the knee.

Symptoms can include:

  • A dull, aching pain most often felt
  • Behind the kneecap
  • Below the kneecap
  • On the sides of the kneecap

There is a grating or grinding sensation when the knee is flexed and the ankle is brought closer to the back of the thigh. This sensation is noticeable when performing deep knee bends, going down stairs, running downhill, or standing up after sitting for awhile.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis occurs when the tendon that connects the back of the leg to the heel becomes swollen and painful near the bottom of the foot.

Symptoms can include:ach2

  • Pain in the heel and along the tendon when running or walking (often painful and stiff in the morning)
  • The tendon may be painful to touch or move
  • Area may be swollen and warm
  • May have trouble standing on tiptoes

Rarely caused by an injury, back of the heel pain is most often due to overuse and can occur in walkers, runners or other individuals.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is damage to the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue, called plantar fascia, connects the heel bone to the toes, creating the arch of the foot.

plantarSymptoms can include:

  • Dull or sharp pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel (usually worse in the morning or after sitting for a period then taking first steps)
  • The bottom of the foot may ache or burn
  • Area may be swollen and warm
  • May have trouble standing up on tiptoes

Plantar Fasciitis usually develops slowly over time, but can occur suddenly after intense activity. Most often, it affects individuals with foot arch problems, long distance runners, individuals who have sudden weight gain or who are obese, those who have tight Achilles tendons, or people who wear shoes with poor arch support and/or high heels.