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45 – Peptide Therapy for Joint Pain and Sports Injuries feat. Ryan Smith

This is episode 3 in our Peptide Series. In this episode, Ryan Smith and I discuss the Peptides we have seen be clinically effective for treating joint pain and sports injuries. The peptides we discuss in this podcast are BPC-157, TB4, AOD + HA, Pentosan Polysulfate, Cerebrolysin, and GHK-Cu. To learn more about peptide therapy,…

Why PRP Is a Game-Changer in Treating Damaged Joints and Tendons

Leading-edge medical treatments sometimes take decades to filter down to everyday patients, since expansive testing is usually required to assure that such treatments don’t have unwanted side effects. This is complicated by the fact that, often, two people may respond to drugs in very different ways. Sometimes, extremely large volumes of study are necessary to…

40 – Could You Be Experiencing Nerve Pain? feat. Dr. John Lyftogt

As many of you know I specialize in treating joint pain. I was having great outcomes but also knew that there were some patients that were not getting 100% better. Determined to find an answer, I set out to take get trainied in Perineural Injection Therapy from the main researcher behind it, Dr. John Lyftogt.…

5 Signs You Have a Testosterone Deficiency

Falloff of hormone production with age is common for both women and men. Testosterone, the principal sex hormone in men, falls below 300 nanograms per deciliter of blood for about 2% of men. However, levels don’t need to fall that low before you experience the effects of declining testosterone production. These effects aren’t predictable. It’s…

37 – PRP and Stem Cell for Hip Pain

Dr. Matthew Hernandez is joined by Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ethan Kellum to discuss how they treat hip pain using Stem Cell and PRP Therapy. Dr. Ethan Kellum is the owner of Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics where he utilizes Regenerative Medicine in his practice to treat joint pain.   Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos Athletes Podcast…

36 – PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain

Dr. Matthew Hernandez is joined by Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ethan Kellum to discuss how they treat knee pain using Stem Cell and PRP Therapy. Dr. Ethan Kellum is the owner of Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics where he utilizes Regenerative Medicine in his practice to treat joint pain.   Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos Athletes Podcast…

35 – Stem Cell and PRP for Elbow and Wrist Pain

Dr. Matthew Hernandez is joined by Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ethan Kellum to discuss how they treat elbow and wrist pain using Stem Cell and PRP Therapy. Dr. Ethan Kellum is the owner of Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics where he utilizes Regenerative Medicine in his practice to treat joint pain.   Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos…

34 – Stem Cell and PRP for Shoulder Pain

Dr. Matthew Hernandez is joined by Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ethan Kellum to discuss how they treat shoulder pain using Stem Cell and PRP Therapy. Dr. Ethan Kellum is the owner of Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics where he utilizes Regenerative Medicine in his practice to treat joint pain.   Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos Athletes Podcast…

33 – Basics of Stem Cell and PRP Therapy for Joint Pain

Click to Download Dr. Matthew Hernandez is joined by Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ethan Kellum to the basics of Stem Cell and PRP Therapy for joint pain. Dr. Ethan Kellum is the owner of Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics where he utilizes Regenerative Medicine in his practice to treat joint pain.   Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos…

32 – Is Your Joint Pain Being Evaluated Properly?

Dr. Matthew Hernandez is joined by Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ethan Kellum to discuss how they both approach joint pain and why many people are not treated properly.  Dr. Ethan Kellum is the owner of Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics where he utilizes Regenerative Medicine in his practice to treat joint pain.   Dr. Matt is the host of…

Perineural Injection Therapy

What is Perineural Injection Therapy? Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) treats inflamed and injured nerves that cause chronic pain. The nerve pain can be due to trauma, arthritis, sports injuries, overuse, occupational, or surgical injuries. PIT is a proven safe, effective treatment for patients who are experiencing joint pain and are considering options outside of surgery…

Considerations for Finding a Regenerative Medicine Practitioner

Seeing a physician that is dedicated to Regenerative Orthopedics? Many physicians are starting to see how effective Regenerative Medicine treatments can be for treating joint pain and preventing surgery. However, not all physicians offering these services are created equal. A large percentage of these physicians are family medicine doctors, burned out emergency medicine physicians, etc..…

Am I Healthy Enough for a Regenerative Medicine Treatment?

Regenerative Medicine is an exciting field that offers safe and effective treatments for joint pain and sports injuries. However, it is important to know that not everyone is a candidate for these treatments. Take a look at the list below to find out if you are a candidate. Who is an Ideal Candidate for Regenerative…

Which Regenerative Medicine Treatment is Right for Me?

“Do you offer PRP Therapy?” “Can prolotherapy help with my severe hip arthritis?” “Can PRP Therapy help my shoulder pain?” These are just a few of the questions that we are happy to answer when patients call and ask us. However we know not everyone wants to call, so I decided to write an article…

What is Causing My Joint Pain?

When it comes to addressing joint pain, many individuals don’t get the results they are looking for because their healthcare practitioner failed to address the “complete picture” of their joint health. In this article you will learn: The basics of the four major factors that make a healthy joint How these factors play into joint…

08 – Elbow and Wrist Mobility with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses causes of elbow and wrist immobility and provides ways to improve them. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primarily works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Dr. Matt is the host of the…

07 – Knee, Ankle, and Foot Mobility with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses causes of knee, ankle, and foot immobility and provides ways to improve them. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primarily works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Dr. Matt is the host of…

05 – Hip Mobility with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses the causes of hip immobility and provides ways to improve it. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primarily works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos…

04 – Shoulder Mobility with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses causes of shoulder immobility and provides ways to improve them. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primary works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos Athletes…

03 – Common Mistakes in Mobility & How to Fix Them with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download This is the second episode in our Mobility Series featuring Dr. Tom Padilla of The Doctors of Physical Therapy. In this episode, Dr. Tom talks about common mistakes CrossFit athletes make when it comes to mobility and shares tips on how to correct them. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical…

02 – Mobility Basics with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download This episode is the start of our Mobility Series featuring Dr. Tom Padilla of The Doctors of Physical Therapy. In this episode, Dr. Tom answers frequently asked questions regarding mobility. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primary works with CrossFit…

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

So you have been dealing with foot pain and have probably asked yourself “What is causing this pain?” What is the plantar fascia? Fascia is a type of connective tissue that surrounds and separates muscles and often adds to stability. Your plantar fascia is located on the bottom of your foot and stretches from your…

Treating Shoulder Pain

Ethos Approach to Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is the #1 sports injury we see in our office. These patients have usually had shoulder issues for a long period of time and have exhausted their options for relief. They may have gotten some improvement here and there but they have mainly “learned to live with it.” Our…

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Cost-Effective Approach to Diagnosing Sports Injuries

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a great way to assess sports-related injuries and is significantly more cost-effective than an MRI. When it comes to sports injuries, imaging can play an important role in determining exactly what is causing pain to occur. Most sports injuries occur when there is damage to a muscle, ligament, or tendon. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound…

Top 5 Lessons from the Regenerative Medicine Conference

The conference teaches physicians about the latest research and techniques in PRP and Stem Cell therapies for Sports Medicine. PRP Therapy is THE superior treatment for mild to moderate osteoarthritis Several studies have been conducted using PRP for mild to moderate Osteoarthritis in the knee and hip. During these studies, PRP Therapy was compared to…

Your Doctor’s Approach to CrossFit Injuries

I can’t tell you the amount of times we’ve had patients come into our office saying “After my injury, my doctor told me to stop CrossFit.” My usual response to this is “How do you feel about that?”…I’m sure you can guess their answer at this point. I’m a physician who treats a lot of…

Tips for Better Sleep

We have all heard how important sleep is for our health. Yet, the majority of us are unable to achieve proper sleep. Below are some tips that you can do to help you improve your sleep and your overall health. Tip#1 Increase your cortisol levels by exposing yourself to direct sunlight for 30 minutes a…

Prevention Through Sports Physicals

What is a Sports Physical? Sports physicals are designed to focus on athletic issues and determine the level of safety at which a student athlete can participate. Top Reasons for a Sports Physical Ensure the safety of the student athlete participating in activity Identify any life threatening medical conditions Identify and treat conditions that may…

Tips to Boost Your Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone produced in the body that plays a large role in impacts sexual and reproductive function, muscle mass, hair growth and energy. There are a number of things that can lower your testosterone from medications to exposure of estrogen-like compounds from food, water and the environment. A decrease in testosterone can lead…

Recovery Tips to Maximize Your Performance

As great as we feel after a workout,most of us wouldn’t mind avoiding the muscle soreness that follows the day after. Often times it can prevent us from performing great during our next session or even worse stop us from going altogether. Here are a few recovery tips to help you decrease muscle soreness and…