Ice vs. Heat: What’s Better for Pain Relief?

Heat and cold therapy are tried-and-true home remedies for pain. But, if you’re experiencing pain from an injury or chronic condition, you may wonder whether to choose heat or ice.  In truth, ice and heat play different roles in pain relief. Read on to learn how to use them effectively in your recovery process.  How [Read More]

How Stem Cell Therapy Helps with Knee Pain

Stem cell therapy has become popular for its ability to regenerate damaged tissues in the body. Utilizing this FDA-approved technique, experts have been successful in treating various conditions, providing pain relief, and restoring function for their patients.  Stem cells are unique from other cells in the body in that they can divide to form any [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy for Damaged Knees

The inside surface of the knee joint is lined with a tough articular cartilage that has a slippery texture which allows smooth movement. This cartilage does not have a blood or nerve supply. This means any damage to the articular cartilage cannot be naturally repaired. With age-related wear and tear, the joint gradually degenerates and [Read More]

Stem Cells Help Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Hip or knee replacement surgery helps people with advanced arthritis regain and maintain mobility. The need for joint replacement increases with age and about 10 percent of people require total knee replacement by the age of 80. It is estimated that around 7 million Americans have undergone joint replacement. In the next couple of decades, [Read More]

Avid Skier Uses Stem Cells to Treat Knee Arthritis, Ends Decades of Ongoing Knee Pain

The Patient Profile of a Very Active Athlete John was a 60-year-old healthy avid skier when he came to see me for a consultation to consider stem cell therapy to treat his painful right knee. The patient’s original injury took place while playing high school football at which time he tore his ACL. He recovered [Read More]

Bad Knees? Your Nose Could Help

Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. By the time they are 85 years old, one in two Americans has symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee. It is estimated that by the year 2040, roughly 78 million Americans will have physician-diagnosed arthritis. Arthritis is the result of wear-and-tear of the joints. With advancing age, the [Read More]

A New Knee without Surgery

Age, injury, and obesity can all lead to arthritis, resulting in painful and stiff joints. Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans. The most common type is osteoarthritis, affecting 27 million people in America. Nearly one in two people have symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee by the time they are 85 years old. It is [Read More]

New Jersey Doctor in Ski Crash: A Case Report

In February 2014, Dr. Mike Solomonov, an anesthesiologist and pain management physician from Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, was enjoying a skiing holiday in Italy with his family. A mountainside crash left him with injuries including a partial tear of the ACL, a strain of the MCL, a tear in the meniscus cartilage of the knee, [Read More]

Brand New Knees: An Alternative to Joint Replacement Surgery

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If you are over age 50, have severe osteoarthritis of the knees, and conservative treatments have failed you, the only treatment available for your stiff and painful joints has long been a knee replacement surgery. This entails an approximately 8-12 inch cut in front of the knee, removal of the damaged joint parts, and replacement [Read More]

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