(PRWEB) July 22, 2012
“Knee pain is now being treated with regenerative medicine at The Center for Regenerative Medicine,” according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine.
Bowleggedness produces a disturbance in the biomechanics of the knee and misalignment between the involved muscular skeleton system. This contributes to Degenerative Joint Disease. A recent Northwestern University study concluded that people with arthritis or DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease) whose knees are misalignment with their ankles and feet have up to five times the risk of their getting worse.
It is very important for the knee to be be aligned properly. Patients who become bowlegged is usually because of more pressure on the medial (inner aspect of the) knees. This condition is also known as “Genu Varus.” This abnormal distribution of weight causes wearing of the cartilage and joint to accelerate and makes arthritis worse. In this condition legs are bowed outwards in the standing position
The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, Florida concentrates on helping arthritic and injured people to get back to a functional level of life and their activities using non-surgical techniques and Orthopedic medicine. The center’s expertise is in treatment of conditions of spine, knees , shoulders , and other cartilage damages. They have developed non-surgical and rehabilitation techniques focused on treatment and management of joint pain. Their team includes health professionals organized around a central theme.
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Obesity a Contributing Cause of Arthritis of the Knee is Now Being Treated with Regenerative Medicine at the Center for Regenerative Medicine
(PRWEB) July 25, 2012
“Obesity a contributing cause of arthritis of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at the Center for Regenerative Medicine.” according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine.
The prevalence of both obesity and knee arthritis continue to increase globally more so in the developed countries. In the United States alone almost 33% of the adult population are considered as obese, while knee pain is the number one reason for visits to the center.
Weight loss can decrease knee pain if patient is greatly overweight. However weight loss alone is unlikely to completely relieve the pain. Obesity also makes other complications such as Diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Studies have shown that obese persons, especially obese older women, are at higher risk for knee osteoarthritis (OA). We have learned from The Framingham Study (The largest study done up to this point which is a landmark study, it began in 1948 in which some 12,000 residents of the town of Framingham, Massachusetts were enrolled) that a drop in weight as little as 11 lbs can decrease the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. On the basis of epidemiologic findings such as these, the center likes to start a weight loss program as early as possible on the patients who suffer from osteoarthritis of knee, hip or ankle (the weight bearing joints).
The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, Florida concentrates on helping arthritic and injured people to get back to a functional level of life and their activities using non-surgical techniques and Orthopedic medicine. The center’s expertise is in treatment of conditions of spine, knees, shoulders, and other cartilage damages. They have developed non-surgical and rehabilitation techniques focused on treatment and management of joint pain. Their team includes health professionals organized around a central theme. Their website is http://www.arthritisusa.net
Quest for Novel Regenerative Medicine and Changes in Government Regulations Brighten Stem Cell Research Prospects, according to an Exclusive Report from RI Technologies.
Hyderabad, AP (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
Stem Cell Research has picked up pace like never before now. The science of stem cells is leading to evolution of cell-based therapies referred to as reparative or regenerative medicine for the treatment of diseases. The ongoing research on stem cells indicates the replenishment of damaged cells by healthy cells in adult organism and the origin of an organism through a single cell. Stem cell science is predicted to be the most promising field in Biology though it has its own share of queries and controversies.
Stem Cell Research is progressive yet mired in controversies. The technology is leading to a new kind of cell-based medicine that is regenerative in nature. However, practicality and ethics dominate the ever controversial subject. Hence, it may take some more time, before a proper worldwide consensus emerges on the usage and procedures of stem cell research. While some countries approve, some oppose. Stem cell research is most likely to gather pace in countries with less regulatory controls. Of all the countries, China has the most favorable environment for research. The UK too has a strong research presence. The United States is the leader in stem cell research. However, the government controls the grants for research but places no restrictions on funds from private, state, or local government resources.
Stem cells give advanced information about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult organisms. This is a very promising area of science and has huge disease-curing applications. Stem cells are as much part of controversy as they are exciting. They possess the potential for curing diseases including Alzheimers, Diabetes, Huntingtons and Parkinsons. Stem cell research itself is controversial as the stem cells are derived from embryos. Growth of stem cells market worldwide is basically driven by the potential of stem cells for the various diseases. For example, embryonic stem cells are capable of generating new tissues and organs to replace the damaged tissues and organs.
Adult stem cells market is the largest tapped market while cord blood and embryonic stem cell markets, though with huge market potential, are still in infancy stages. The US is the leader followed by the European and Asia-Pacific regions. With government regulations being amended in several countries, Stem Cell Research is expected to pick up pace rapidly in the next few years.
Stem Cell technology is being increasing applied for the past decade to treat critical diseases and presently utilized for treatment of more than 70 diseases. Utility of stem cells in cosmetic and post injury healing therapy was also established recently. Umbilical cord is an abundant source of stem cells and the best advantage of this source is that it is a non-invasive procedure as cord blood and cord tissue are utilized to derive stem cells.
Stem cells are found in adult bone marrow and also in embryos. Adult stem cells have been used in disease treatment since long time. However, embryonic stem cell research is the topic of debate. The field can lead to great therapeutic treatments. But, due to its various ethical origins, is mired in debates all over the world. Embryonic stem cells have the potential to transform into any other type of cell (unlike adult stem cells). The huge potential for embryonic stem cells lies in finding treatments for liver disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, spinal cord injuries, cardiac diseases, cancers, diabetes, cosmetics, bone and cartilage diseases, ostroarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and a host of other life threatening diseases. The discovery of a second source of adult stem cells has given hope and great potential for the future of stem cell therapy.
Embryonic stem cell research evokes great excitement primarily due to the fact that embryonic stem cells can make so called regenerative medicine and be used in therapeutic cloning. Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to contribute to the management and treatment of a large number of diseases such as diabetes, spinal cord injuries, cardiac disease, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease. Scientists can learn about human cell growth and development, and also to understand cancer better. However, controversial debates (ethical issues) in this area have led scientists to study more about adult stem cell research. However, embryonic stem cells still capture scientists fancy due to their enhanced proficiency at cell division and plasticity. Apart from the US (after initial bans), the UK, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, China and South Korea have allowed embryonic stem cell cloning. The EU also provides funds for countries undertaking embryonic stem cell research. President Obamas change in policy for embryonic stem cell research will open new doors for scientists. A lifting of restrictions also means that detailed guidelines have to be outlined and proper laws should be in place for the several issues in stem cell research.
Countries are competing globally for getting an edge in stem cell research as breakthrough technologies in this field would herald the countrys medical expertise and dominance. Research and laboratory technologies are also progressing rapidly. The potential of stem cell research both medically and economically, is leading to huge investments by biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies and governments too.
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Regain Your Lost Strength And Cure Osteoarthritis With Generic Medicine – Health – Medicine
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Bones are very important in building the strength and power of any individual. It helps any individual to become better and be able to walk, run or engage in any kind of physical activity. So if an individual has problems in his bone, then his entire movement of the body gets restricted along with many other health issues. Bone related deficiency or disorder is known by the name of osteoporosis and can be extremely painful and dangerous if not attended to on time. In this disorder, individual overall bone density is reduced and hits an all time low levels, which makes the bone to be fragile and weak. Due to this, the whole bone composition is changed which impacts the individuals strength and resistance. Therefore, doctors prescribe the medication of generic fosamax to their patients as this drug helps them improve the bone density greatly and help in the tear and repair of them, helping the bones to become strong.
Today, there is no dearth of medicinal and tropical treatments in the market, each person can opt for any medicinal treatment or other cosmetic surgery if he wants. But, its not about the options available, its about the best treatment which is effective and pocket friendly as well.
In order to prevent oneself from getting any bone related disease it is important that you have the complete knowledge about it and also about the medicine that can help you overcome the problem.Earlier it was believed that osteoporosis and arthritis is a problem more common in women as opposed to men but today, this does not hold true. Men and women are equally prone to suffer from any the bone related disorder as their lifestyle patterns have changed tremendously. But you can easily fight it off with the help of the following inclusion in your daily life.
Calcium supplements: calcium helps in building bones and strengthen them further. Hence, if you take calcium supplements regularly under the guidance of a medical practitioner, you can easily get treated. Along with calcium, vitamin D is also important for the bones and thus, should be taken by the patient.
Along with the above mentioned daily tablets or supplement, it is extremely important that one takes the proper medication meant for the problem such as fosamax. Bisphosphonates is the class under which this drug comes and is known as the body building drug. It helps in increasing the bone density in the human body and thus increases the overall mass of the body too. Generic Fosamax is also known as Alendronate Sodium and comes relatively at lesser price cost than its trade name drug. It can be bought anywhere all over the world from any pharmacy or drug store.
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Question by : What is the best medicine for osteoarthritis?
Answer by Jenijeni
Seeing a doc is good for starters…
Celebrex hasn’t been shown to have any greater efficacy than Naprosyn in studies… so don’t waste the money on the higher costing Celebrex.
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Question by CC: what is best non narcotic medicine for osteoarthritis?
knee surgeries and bad pain, narcotics only take the edge off, sometimes. I have sciatica also and the Dr. cant figure it out yet. I think it’s because of my knee,but they can’t find anything except arthritis in lower back and osteo of knee
Answer by Apropos
See a Physiatrist (note the spelling) for a fresh look at this problem.
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(PRWEB) July 02, 2012
Cell Therapy now being used for carpal tunnel syndrome at the Center for Regenerative Medicine. “Current studies seem to be very impressive with use of regenerative medicine in orhopedic problems,” A.J. Farshchian MD From the center for regenerative medicine said earlier in a discussion on arthritis and sports injuries.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers except for the fifth digit or also known as little finger, Median nerve also carries impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers to move. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand which contains the median nerve.
Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although painful sensations may indicate other conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common and widely known of the entrapment neuropathies in which the body’s peripheral nerves are compressed or traumatized Symptoms of Carpal tunnel syndrome starts gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb and the index and middle fingers. Some carpal tunnel sufferers say their fingers feel useless and swollen, even though little or no swelling is apparent.
The symptoms often first appear in one or both hands during the night, since many people sleep with flexed wrists. A very common symptom is the patient may wake up from sleep, feeling the need to “shake out” the hand or wrist. As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the day. Decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. In chronic and/or untreated cases, the muscles at the base of the thumb may waste away. Some people are unable to tell between hot and cold by touch.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors that increase pressure on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel, rather than a problem with the nerve itself. There may be a genetic factor since the carpal tunnel is simply smaller in some people than in others. Other contributing factors include trauma or injury to the wrist that cause swelling, such as sprain or fracture, mechanical problems in the wrist joint, fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause, work stress, repeated use of vibrating hand tools rare causes such as over activity of the pituitary gland; hypothyroidism; rheumatoid arthritis; or the development of a cyst or tumor in the canal are possible as well. There is little clinical data to prove whether repetitive and forceful movements of the hand and wrist during work or leisure activities can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
Repeated motions performed in the course of normal work or other daily activities can result in repetitive motion disorders such as bursitis and tendonitis. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, perhaps because the carpal tunnel itself may be smaller in women than in men. The dominant hand is usually affected first and produces the most severe pain. Persons with diabetes or other metabolic disorders that directly affect the body’s nerves and make them more susceptible to compression are also at high risk. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually occurs only in adults.
The risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome is not confined to people in a single industry or job, but is especially common in those performing assembly line work – manufacturing, sewing, finishing, cleaning, and meat, poultry, or fish packing. In fact, carpal tunnel syndrome is three times more common among assemblers than among data-entry personnel. A 2001 study by the Mayo Clinic found heavy computer use (up to 7 hours a day) did not increase a person’s risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
According recent data an estimated 3/ 10,000 workers lost time from work because of carpal tunnel syndrome. Half of these workers missed more than 10 days of work. The average lifetime cost of carpal tunnel syndrome, including medical bills and lost time from work, is estimated to be about $ 30,000 for each injured worker. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to avoid permanent damage to the median nerve. A physical examination of the hands including Tapping over the carpal tunnel may result in tingling sensation in the distribution of the median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome. This is known as Tinels sign. Another exam is Phalens test which while the wrists are held in flexion for 60 seconds or less and patient begins to experience symptoms. (see picture). The wrist is also examined for tenderness, swelling, warmth, and discoloration. Ultrasound of the median nerve is also usually useful.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, Florida concentrates on helping arthritic and injured people to get back to a functional level of life and their activities using non-surgical techniques and Orthopedic medicine. The center’s expertise is in treatment of conditions of spine, knees, shoulders and other cartilage damages. We have developed non-surgical and rehabilitation techniques focused on treatment and management of joint pain. Our team includes health professionals organized around a central theme.
Question by Sunshine: Is there any diclofenac sodium medicine available over the counter in the USA?
Please this is very urgent.
Is there any diclofenac sodium medicine available over the counter in the USA ? If you know any tablet with this salt, available over the counter please let me know. This is non steroidal anti inflammatory medicine for acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis..
Answer by bananafish6726
No, diclofenac Na is a prescription only item in the U.S.
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Miami, Fl (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
“Pseudo gout is now being treated with regenerative medicine at the Center for Regenerative Medicine,” according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine.
Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate, commonly called “pseudo gout” or “chondrocalcinosis,” will cause soreness and swelling in one or more joints as otherwise healthy cartilage tissues become weakened by these tiny crystal deposits. Inflammation is an exterior skin reaction to the body’s immune system attacking these formations.
Formation of CPDC deposits may result from abnormalities in the cartilage cells or connective tissue, and may be an inherited genetic deficiency. Movement of CPPD crystals within joints can cause sudden and severe pain accompanied by reddening of the surrounding skin area, a feeling of warmth and slight to moderate swelling. Unchecked, the deposits will ultimately cause severe pain by destroying the cushioning of cartilage tissue that prevents bones from rubbing directly against each other. A severe condition can lead to total knee replacement.
The key to accurate diagnosis requires a detailed medical history and aspiration of the afflicted joint area to determine if CPDC deposits exist. X-rays may be required to confirm the initial diagnostic procedure.
Blood tests are normally taken to eliminate potential sources for discomfort that may also indicate traditional gout, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Current NIH recommended treatment options:
4. Fluid and/or crystal removal.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami, Florida concentrates on helping arthritic and injured people to get back to a functional level of life and their activities using non-surgical techniques and Orthopedic medicine. The center’s expertise is in treatment of conditions of spine, knees, shoulders, and other cartilage damages. They have developed non-surgical and rehabilitation techniques focused on treatment and management of joint pain. Their team includes health professionals organized around a central theme.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 05, 2011
According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, weight loss combined with exercise reduces pain and improves mobility in people with knee osteoarthritis.
Study lead author, Stephen P. Messier, PHD, at Wake Forest University comments, Long-term intensive diet and moderate exercise can improve mobility and reduce pain by as much as 50 percent.
Knee osteoarthritis is a common form of osteoarthritis and is caused by cartilage breakdown in the knee joint. Factors that increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis including being overweight, age, injury or stress to the joints, and family history can increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis.
Losing weight by monitoring diet is potentially one of the best treatments for controlling pain associated with knee OA. Researchers from Wake Forest University in North Carolina recently conducted a long-term study that evaluated the impact of weight loss with or without exercise in reducing pain caused by OA. The researchers also measured function and mobility in older, overweight adults with knee osteoarthritis.
The researchers conducted the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis trial that measured 454 overweight adults with pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. Participants were selected randomly to lose weight in 18-months by either diet restriction only, or combining dietary restrictions with exercise. These groups were compared to an exercising-only control group. The researchers set a weight loss goal for the diet groups of at least 10 percent of body weight and required the exercise groups to participate in one hour of low-to-moderate walking and resistance training three days a week. The researchers compared the changes between the groups after the 18-month trial.
A total of 399 participants, or 88 percent, completed the study. Researchers determined that 85 percent of all participants had bilateral knee OA. Average age was 65.6 of which 72 percent were female and 81 percent were white. Weight loss results included 11.4 percent for the diet plus exercise group, and 9.5 percent for the diet only group. The exercise-only group lost 2.2 percent of their body weight.
Measures of pain, function, and mobility were all improved to a greater degree in the diet plus exercise group. The researchers concluded that intense weight loss coupled with exercise led to the greatest improvement in people with knee OA, with a reduction in pain by approximately 50 percent.
Dr. Messier further comments, Clinicians can tell their patients that they will see marked improvement in pain and function in six months or less with intensive diet and exercise. Significant between-group differences, however, may not appear (between diet, exercise, and diet combined with exercise) until 18 months. This underscores the need for long-term studies to detect clinically and statistically meaningful results.
The American College of Rheumatology is an international professional medical society that represents more than 8,000 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals around the world. Its mission is to advance rheumatology. The ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier meeting in rheumatology. For more information about the meeting, visit http://www.rheumatology.org/education. Follow the meeting on Twitter by using the official hashtag: #ACR2011.
Editors Notes: Stephen P. Messier, PHD, will present this research during the ACR Annual Scientific Meeting at McCormick Place Convention Center at 12:15 pm on Sunday, November 6 in Room W 375db.
What does this mean? Of course exercise is beneficial as our previous work has shown but intensive diet and exercise is better. Despite these findings, exercise including sports has been shown to relieve osteoarthritis pain.
Presentation Number: 722
The Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis Trial: 18-Month Clinical Outcomes
Stephen P. Messier, (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC)
Barbara J. Nicklas, (Winston-Salem, NC)
Claudine Legault, (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC)
Shannon Mihalko, (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC)
Gary D. Miller, (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC)
Paul DeVita, (East Carolina University, Greenville, NC)
Mary Lyles, (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC)
David J. Hunter, (Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia)
Felix Eckstein, (Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
Jeff D. Williamson, (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC)
J. Jeffery Carr, (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC)
Richard F. Loeser, (1Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC)
Background/Purpose: Obesity is the most prevalent modifiable risk factor, and dietary induced weight loss potentially the best non-pharmacologic treatment for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms. We report the clinical outcomes of a long-term study designed to test the hypothesis that intensive weight loss, either with or without exercise, will reduce pain and improve function compared to an exercise only control group in older, overweight and obese adults with symptomatic knee OA .
Method: The Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis trial (IDEA) was a prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled trial that enrolled 454 overweight and obese (BMI = 27-42 kg/m2) older (age 55 yrs) adults with pain and radiographic evidence of tibiofemoral OA (KL = 2-3). Participants were randomized to one of three 18-month interventions: intensive dietary restriction-only (D); intensive dietary restriction-plus-exercise (D+E); or exercise-only control (E). The weight loss goal for the two diet groups was 10% of baseline body weight, and the exercise intervention consisted of low to moderate intensity walking and resistance training 3 d/wk for 1 hr/d. We used an intention-to-treat analysis to compare changes between groups at 18 month follow-up (FU18) after adjusting for gender, baseline BMI, and baseline values of the dependent variable using repeated measures ANCOVA.
Result: Mean (SD) baseline descriptive characterisitics of the cohort included: age, 65.6 (6.2) yrs.; BMI, 33.6 (3.7) kg/m2; %female, 72; %white, 81. Bilateral knee OA was evident in 85% of the participants. A total of 399 (88%) participants completed the study (returned for FU18 testing). Mean weight loss was: D+E, 10.6 kg (11.4%); D, 8.9 kg (9.5%); E, 2.0 kg (2.2%). WOMAC pain (baseline, FU 18, %change) was significantly less (p
Conclusion: The IDEA trial shows that intensive weight loss with excellent long-term retention is possible in this population and, when combined with low to moderate intensity exercise, results in an approximate 50% reduction in pain accompanied by significant improvements in function and mobility. These data provide evidence that the best recommendation for long-term symptom reduction in overweight and obese persons with knee OA is intensive weight loss combined with low to moderate intensity exercise.
Disclosure: S. P. Messier, None; B. J. Nicklas, None; C. Legault, None; S. Mihalko, None; G. D. Miller, None; P. DeVita, None; M. Lyles, None; D. J. Hunter, None; F. Eckstein, Chondrometrics, 4 ; J. D. Williamson, None; J. J. Carr, None; R. F. Loeser, None.
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