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5 Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear Oct 4th, 2021

Injuries to the rotator cuff are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain; every year, around 2 million Americans visit their doctor with rotator cuff injuries. If you suspect your shoulder pain is caused by a rotator cuff injury, a specialist can help confirm the damage and rehabilitate...

How PRP Helps You Heal Sep 1st, 2021

The human body is excellent at repairing itself, and modern medicine has improved our understanding of the healing process. Platelet-rich plasma isolates the healing components in your blood, creating a serum that can be used to target injuries. PRP therapy can be used to treat a variety of issues, making...

When to Consider Medical Attention for Your Shoulder Pain Aug 4th, 2021

Shoulder pain is a common problem, especially among athletes. If your shoulder pain is keeping you up at night, interfering with your performance, or worsening over time, it might be time to consider seeking medical attention. An experienced sports medicine doctor can diagnose exactly what’s paining you, and take steps...

Knee Pain: Do You Need Surgery for Your Injury? Jul 18th, 2021

Most knee injuries heal on their own, and conservative methods can be used to boost healing and get you back on your feet faster. However, some injuries heal better after surgical intervention.  Once your knee injury has been properly diagnosed, your doctor can determine what treatment will serve you best,...

How Sports Medicine Can Help Athletes Jun 3rd, 2021

Sports medicine is about more than helping athletes reach their highest potential. It also involves some of the most technologically advanced treatments to holistically restore function and range of motion when they become injured.  Dr. Philip Regala practices orthopedic medicine in Naples, Florida. His sports medicine specialty brings a wealth...

The Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis May 18th, 2021

Around 23% of American adults suffer from arthritis, and that only covers cases officially diagnosed by doctors. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it’s important to distinguish between these two types during diagnosis.   Dr. Philip Regala...

The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery Apr 15th, 2021

In recent decades, arthroscopes have gone from a common diagnostic tool to a fully fledged part of a surgeon’s toolbox. Not only can they be used to look inside your body and diagnose issues, but they can also help doctors perform entire surgeries without making major incisions. Arthroscopic surgery is...

What to Expect with PRP Therapy Mar 15th, 2021

Our body is capable of healing many types of injuries. However, sometimes it needs a bit of help accessing and targeting its healing power. PRP therapy is a cutting-edge technique that uses your own blood to create perfectly tailored healing injections. This can address acute injuries as well as damage...

Recognizing the Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear Feb 10th, 2021

A rotator cuff tear is more than a mild or simple shoulder injury. Without proper care and rehabilitation, it can become a lifelong disability. That’s why it’s important you seek experienced treatment as soon as possible.  If you’ve recently injured your shoulder, or have chronic pain from an old trauma...

5 Best Practices for Managing Arthritis Jan 13th, 2021

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and chronic pain among adults, and it can completely change the way you live your life. You might have to give up hobbies, limit your activities, and make adjustments to your home. However, sometimes this isn’t enough to manage the pain. Luckily, there...

How Joint Injections Restore Pain-Free Movement Dec 15th, 2020

Joint pain can make it difficult to do anything, from getting up in the morning to walking down the stairs. Around 15 million people have reported severe joint pain associated with arthritis, and this condition can affect people of all ages and backgrounds.  Dr. Philip Regala is a specialist in...

3 Common Causes of Hip Pain Nov 6th, 2020

Some people think hip pain is due solely to aging, or perhaps because of a lack of appropriate exercise. In reality, hip pain can happen to anyone, and it doesn’t matter what your age or physical fitness level is. Dr. Philip Regala provides orthopedic care to patients in and around...

Should You Push through Pain during Exercise? Oct 12th, 2020

Sports medicine is a unique subset of healthcare focused on helping athletes optimize and maintain their performance. When an athlete is injured, a sports medicine specialist uses a wide range of therapeutic approaches to relieve pain and restore function. Dr. Philip Regala is an orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist whose...

Athletes: How a Sports Medicine Doctor Can Get You Back on Track after an Injury Sep 15th, 2020

Sports medicine is a unique subset of healthcare focused on helping athletes optimize and maintain their performance. When an athlete is injured, a sports medicine specialist uses a wide range of therapeutic approaches to relieve pain and restore function. Dr. Philip Regala’s orthopedic offices are located in Naples, Florida. He...

PRP Therapy for Chronic Pain Aug 31st, 2020

If you're struggling with chronic pain, you know that finding relief can be a challenge. Now, though, many people are turning to new methods of healing and pain mitigation, such as regenerative medicine. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, provides a modern, safe therapy, boosting your body's natural regenerative responses to reduce...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: More than Joint Pain Jul 21st, 2020

At least one in four adults has some form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, with gout running second. The third most common form is rheumatoid arthritis, which is estimated to affect 1.3 million Americans, two-thirds of which are women.  Dr. Philip Regala’s orthopedic offices...

Knee Pain: Expert-Recommended Treatments Jun 26th, 2020

Your knee is one of the most important load-bearing joints in your body, and one of the most likely to cause pain associated with injury or wear-and-tear over time. Knee pain can hinder your ability to get around, making it difficult to get through your everyday tasks.  Dr. Philip Regala...

Sprains, Strains and Tears: What to Do about Common Sports Injuries May 26th, 2020

Everyone gets a sore joint once in a while, but if you’re an athlete, the chances of it being a more serious injury go up. The National Athletic Trainers Association estimates that 28,000 Americans twist their ankle daily, and that 45% of sports injuries are related to the ankles. Add...

The First Steps to Dealing with Hip Pain Apr 24th, 2020

Hip pain can happen to anyone, regardless of your age or physical fitness. There are a number of different conditions that can lead to hip problems, but the effects are often the same: pain, limited mobility, and a decreased quality of life. Diagnosing the problem and getting proper treatment are...

5 Tips for Returning to Sports after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Mar 3rd, 2020

A rotator cuff tear is damage to the tendons attaching muscles to bone inside your shoulder joint. It’s pretty common in a lot of sports, especially ones that require overhead arm movement, like tennis, baseball, and football. Can you go back to sports after a rotator cuff injury? At the...

Get Your Body Healing Faster with PRP Feb 4th, 2020

When you injure yourself, certain systems in your body spring into action to start the healing process. But recovery can take time, and meanwhile you’ll be in pain and suffering from limited mobility. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to boost your body’s healing abilities and speed...

These Factors May Be Contributing to Your Knee Arthritis Jan 9th, 2020

Arthritis describes over 100 conditions that cause inflammation in your joints. When you have inflammation in the knee, it’s most likely osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis develops slowly, occurring when the cartilage in your knee, which cushions the space between your bones, degrades and bone rubs against bone. Usually, osteoarthritis is a result...