Category: Pain Management

Shoulder Popping… Nothing to Worry About?

It’s not uncommon to feel “pops” or clicks in the shoulder when you move it. If there’s no pain you may think it’s nothing to be worried about. Read more to learn if your frequent shoulder popping or cracking may be a sign of an unstable shoulder joint. Learn when you should see a regenerative orthopedic doctor about your shoulder.

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Spinal Ligament Injuries and Neck Pain

If you have seen a doctor for neck pain or lower back pain and nothing is flagged as suspicious on an X-ray, a spinal ligament injury may be the culprit. The sensitive nature of the spine makes it susceptible to many possible injuries or traumas that could cause problems like headaches, swelling, or soreness. Read more about spinal ligament injuries and non-surgical treatment options.

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You CAN Ski or Board with Knee Osteoarthritis

You CAN ski or board even if you have knee osteoarthritis or chronic back pain. A regenerative procedure this fall, can have you ready for strenuous activity on the slopes so that you don’t miss the snow season. See 5 steps to get your knees ready for ski & board season, and view a compilation of 8 can’t-miss ski resorts near Pittsburgh.

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Bone-on-Bone Pain and Maintaining your Knees

What is Bone-on-bone pain? Loss of cartilage can result in Bone-on-bone pain or osteoarthritis. This is the most common form of arthritis, and approximately 46% of people will develop it in their lives. Regenexx PRP or Bone Marrow Concentrate has been found to decrease symptoms and increase function in patients that suffer from bone on bone arthritis.

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Step-By-Step PRP Procedure for a Meniscus Tear

Knee pain is often caused by meniscus tears. These tears are quite common. In fact, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, if you were to get MRI’s of people over the age of 35, most of them are likely to have a meniscus tear. Before you consent to meniscus surgery, see step-by-step how a non-surgical PRP procedure can increase function, decrease pain and minimize downtime.

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1 in 8 Orthopedic Surgeries Lead to Heart Damage

According to the American Heart Association 1 in 8 orthopedic surgeries lead to heart damage. If you’ve been told you need orthopedic surgery on your knee or shoulder or any other joint, please get a second opinion with Regenexx for a less invasive non-surgical option.

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Alternatives to Surgical Repair of Meniscus Tears

Meniscus tears are a common cause of knee pain. There are many types of meniscus tears, and each can benefit from different types of treatment. Surgery may not be the best option. To actually have the meniscus heal on its own, consider Regenexx procedures. Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP has good evidence to support its effectiveness. Injections of Bone Marrow Concentrate containing the patient’s own live stem cells can be used for more severe meniscus tears.

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Avoiding ACL surgery–An athlete’s story

After a sudden ACL injury, and with Division 1 schools dropping interest, Regenexx got a promising high school basketball player to a non-surgical orthobiologic procedure as a way to get him back in the game. Regenexx procedures are designed to use your own body’s cells to promote healing, with a recovery period that is faster than surgical repair alternatives.

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PRP Superior to Corticosteroids

Why would you want to use PRP for your shoulder pain? A Peer-Reviewed Randomized Controlled Trial shows PRP has better long term effectiveness than Corticosteroids for shoulder pain. Investigate Regenexx Pittsburgh’s PRP procedures.

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93% of Collegiate and Professional Sports Physicians Perform PRP

If Collegiate and Professional sports physicians perform PRP procedures, why shouldn’t Physicians who treat weekend athletes try it? See a survey that shows 93% of Collegiate and Professional Sports Physicians perform PRP procedures. Learn how you can benefit from Regenexx PRP procedures that are likely even better than many elite athletes get.

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Outcomes Database Separates Regenexx from So-Called Regenerative Clinics

Regenexx has over 15 years of outcomes data collected from patients who have undergone a Regenexx procedure. This collection of data has allowed Regenexx to do something no orthopedic surgeon is doing and no other regenerative provider has the resources to do: that is to give you a likely outcome from a Regenexx procedure.

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About Regenexx Pittsburgh COVID-19 Protection Zone

At Regenexx Pittsburgh, we are foremost committed to the health and safety of our patients. Our team adheres strictly to COVID-19 protection protocols and ALL staff wear masks and are COVID-19 vaccinated.

Advanced IOF Certifications

Certified at the highest level for Ankle / Foot, Wrist / Hand, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Spine Intradiscal

Specialized Certifications

Top available certifications in Diagnostic Ultrasound, Bone Marrow and Adipose Aspirate, and Nucleated Cell Counting

Educational Certifications

Our doctors have earned both General Instructor as well as Spine Instructor certifications.

Knee

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Knee Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patellofemoral
  • Syndrome/Chondomalacia
  • ACL Tears + PCL, LCL & MCL Tears & Sprains
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pes anersine bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Instability
  • Hamstrings Tendinopathy & Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy

Lower Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Spine Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Lumbar Facet Injury
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Many More Disc and Low Back Issues

Foot & Ankle

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Foot & Ankle Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendon tear or split
  • Ligament sprain or tear
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunions

Cervical Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Spine Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Cervical Instability
  • Cervical Facet Injury
  • Neck, Back or Rib Instability
  • Many More Disc and Cervical Issues Causing Pain

Shoulder

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Shoulder Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis & tendonosis
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations

Elbow

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Elbow Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)

Hip

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Hip Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Labral / Labrum Tear

Hand & Wrist

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Hand & Wrist Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Hand Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis or CMC / Carpometacarpal
  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • TFCC Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel SyndromeTrigger Finger