Inflammation in the body is a common response to damage. When the body is injured, it releases chemicals and white blood cells to heal and rebuild. Chronic inflammation is when the body’s inflammatory response is abnormal and goes on for longer than it should. In this situation, inflammation happens even when there is no injury. […]
The annual rate of total knee replacement surgery (TKR) has nearly doubled in the last two decades, especially in middle-aged patients. One of the reasons for this increase has been allowing patients with less severe symptoms of knee arthritis to undergo surgery. Studies Show Knee Replacement Does Not Significantly Improve Quality of Life A […]
Reflex is committed to providing patients with the best experience possible. As patients ourselves, we understand that the process of seeing a doctor can be cumbersome. The experience can be a stressful, especially if awaiting diagnosis or important test results. Patient Ally aims to change that. Coming new to the Reflex clinic, Patient Ally will give […]
When mentioning osteoarthritis (OA), many people quickly associate it with old age and aging. Though it is less common, OA and Early Onset Osteoarthritis affects a significant number of younger individuals. Because of these age-centered thoughts, an OA diagnosis can be alarming and confusing. While it can seriously affect a person’s life, OA is a treatable condition. Here are some factors of early-onset OA development.
Navigating insurance can be intimidating and exhausting. With insurance companies taking on hundreds of new clients every day, it might be challenging to get the individualized attention that you need. At Reflex, we strive to not only treat our patients with professionalism, but also to provide the resources necessary to inform our patient’s decisions in […]
It is easy to remember the “what” when it comes to dieting; vitamins, minerals, proteins and sugars. These terms go hand-in-hand with healthy eating. It’s not as easy to remember the “why.” Why do we need to eat dark leafy greens? Why should I pick whole grain wheat bread over white? For the informed eater, […]
Athletes and active individuals who suffer with chronic knee pain from injuries or osteoarthritis (OA) may get relief from a safe and non-surgical procedure. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves using a person’s own blood to heal damaged tendons or cartilage. PRP has been successful in not only relieving pain but accelerating the healing process. […]
For years doctors have seen that anecdotal evidence clearly shows a correlation between distance running and its relationship with osteoarthritis (OA) for the knees and hips. That has led them to try to determine the causation between the two. We take a look at three different medical journals to try and determine if long distance […]