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February 8th, 2018
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Ski season is here. For most of us from Southern California, we get to ski for only a handful of days per year, whether a 1 week trip to Lake Tahoe or Mammoth or a single day trip to the local slopes.  Thanks to improvements in ski equipment and bindings, lower extremity fractures have become much less common. The most common injuries now are ligamentous injuries to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee.

MCL tears usually occurs when the lower leg moves out in relation to the knee with the ski moving in an outward rotation while twisting the knee out with it.  ACL tears usually occur because of a rotational force to the knee when turning, or a hyperxtension injury. Most MCL ligament can heal on their own but ACL tears are more problematic and may require surgery. In an ACL tear, the person usually hears a snap sensation deep in the knee joint. ACL tears are usually accompanied by MCL sprain or tears and meniscal tears. They will also contribute to early osteoarthritis of the knee joint.

Must do things to reduce chance for injury (especially for most of us weekend warriors including me!!):

Make sure you began training your skiing muscle 4 weeks prior to your ski trip. These include the hamstrings, quadriceps and adductor muscles.

Aerobic training, running, or bicycling is a great way to build up stamina of your ski muscles and be able to handle a few days on the slopes.

Make sure you stretch consistently in the weeks prior to your trip and every morning before skiing for 15-20 minutes.

Rest!!! Most injuries occur when your muscles are fatigued. Make sure you get enough rest between sessions, or even take a day off  when you are skiing many back to back days.

Being an MSK radiologist, I love to learn more about the mechanism of injuries with different sports. Take a look at this great article form the American Journal of Radiology about sports and knee injury patterns.

Read It Here

Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute

22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

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Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went into to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

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Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

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I was suffering from plantar fasciitis for 3 months. It has now been 4 weeks since my PRP treatment and I am now pain free!! Great clinic & staff and great natural treatment!

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Quite simple experience. Showed up to appointment, I was taken right away to room for PRP injection. Doctor was friendly and willing to try to help me, while many other doctors just told me they did not know what I had and told me they couldn't help my pain and sent me away. Nurse was quite nice as well. Will return for second set of injections for more pain reduction.

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Chronic pain in shoulder and upper arm relieved by Dr. Reza's Lavage treatment using needling and ultrasound combined with Cortisone. Very professional, clean, nice office surroundings and friendly staff.

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