I’m proud to say I’ve recently returned from a conference at theUniversityofWisconsinon regenerative injection therapies including prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma injections and adult stem cell injections. As a reminder, regenerative injections offer a non-surgical way of treating many common injuries including low back pain, shoulder injuries, tendinitis, tennis elbow and even degenerative joints of the knee,… Continue Reading
Football season is a time when people worry a lot about head injuries – even in a sport where wearing a padded helmet is required when it is played as a full-contact activity. And there’s good reason to be concerned. Football is a sport where concussions are reported at a rate twice that of the… Continue Reading
By now most of you know that Texas native Lance Armstrong, once the most decorated and honored professional cyclist in the world, has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles amidst mounting evidence of doping. His name has been removed from the record books and Armstrong has been banned from professional cycling. Athletic… Continue Reading
November 2012 San Antonio Rock N’Roll “Bike Tour”; starting at sunrise and riding the 26 mile marathon course through downtown SA, King Williams, and the Missions before the runners took off.
Maybe you’ve seen the new Gatorade commercial pushing the “5th Quarter.” It’s clever marketing. The commercial opens on scenes of foods with little or no nutritional value – a vendor machine pastry, a half-eaten chili cheese dog tossed onto a playground, and a soft-serve waffle cone with rainbow sprinkles. The idea is that between competitions,… Continue Reading
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London more than lived up to the hype, and for women athletes there were plenty of golden moments. With all due respect to US swimmer Michael Phelps’ triumph as the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, this was a Games Where Women Ruled. The gold medal success of the Women’s… Continue Reading
TIPS FOR TREATING COMMON INJURIES By Annette M. Zaharoff, MD (2/1/04) Exercise is an important component in maintaining and improving your physical fitness level. Feeling good from your exercise program is important but often becomes difficult if an injury occurs. Exercising with an injury may lead to worsening of your original problem and a longer… Continue Reading
Tennis Elbow Proper treatment can get you on the court again By Annette M. Zaharoff, MD Many people who play sports such as tennis, racquetball, and golf can develop elbow pain. “Tennis elbow” is really an injury to the tendon or epicondyle (attachment site of the tendon to the bone). Anyone who uses their forearm… Continue Reading