While elite cyclists, with prize money and international rankings at stake, get straight back onto their bikes with broken clavicles, the rest of us tend to be more sensible in our approach to healing.
Have you injured yourself recently? How are you feeling about it? a) Sad: “What did I do to deserve this? It’s all over.” b) Angry: No words. Just fury. c) In denial: “Hopefully it will just get better on its own.”
d) Accepting: “Yes, it’s a bummer but I’ll take stock and figure out how to get better and stronger.”
If you have osteoarthritis, or if you think you may develop it later, you don’t have to just “suck up” the symptoms or change your life to manage the disorder. There is something that you can do about it, especially if you catch it early.
Our unique regenerative approach to healing joints and repairing arthritis can get you back to the activities you love, without compromise. You’ll be fitter, faster and stronger than you have been in years.
The goal of ACL surgery is to stabilize the knee joint, return it to normal mechanical function, and permit the athlete to resume sports without a deficit. Here are the most common reasons I see failures and what can be done about it.
Microfracture—the surgical procedure during which small holes are made in joint bones—has resulted in successful temporary repairs for thousands of injured athletes. Unfortunately, the repaired tissues often wore out—leading to more joint pain.
We are all worried about “catching something.” We are doing what we can to sterilize our environments. But in the process, we are creating resistance. Resistant bacteria, mutating viruses, and social distancing are the by-products of sterilized environments. Might we be better off just bathing in the microbiome of earth?