What is PRP? Platelet-Rich PlasmaOctober 18, 2021
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is one of the many exciting treatment options that we offer at Arvada Sport and Spine group. There are many different conditions that respond well to PRP therapy including, rotator cuff/shoulder problems, knee pain, hip pain, elbow pain, injuries to tendons and ligaments. A few weekends ago Dr. Welling and NP Karin went to Chattanooga, TN to learn more about the technique and wanted to share some information about the treatment process.
I have a rotator cuff tear. Now what?April 12, 2021
The rotator cuff is a bundle of tendons that surround the shoulder blade and attach to the shoulder. It is comprised of 4 tendons: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles stabilize the shoulder joint, rotate the shoulder and assist in elevating the arm. Common symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include:
High Level Class IV Laser Successfully Used to Treat Meniscus PainJune 15, 2020
Dr Welling suggested I use the Class IV Laser on the knee just to “see what would happen.” I used the Laser every-other-day for two weeks and then once per week for an additional 2-3 weeks. In addition to the laser treatments, I took a product called CollaGen, by Ortho Molecular, which aided my body’s process of cartilage, ligament and fascia repair. I could tell after the first few treatments that my knee was feeling much better.
What is shoulder impingement?June 01, 2020
Shoulder impingement syndrome is a generalized term to refer to pain and pathology due to compression of tendons and soft tissue in the shoulder region. Most commonly the diagnosis is referring to subacromial impingement where the space between the acromion and the humeral head is narrowed (see inside).