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March 14th, 2019
Pain in the knee

While physical activity plays an important role in one’s health, sports-related injuries prove to be a barrier to continued activity. What’s more, with warmer weather approaching in many parts of the country, individuals of all ages are participating in sporting events and activities. Thus, the likelihood of experiencing a sports injury is high, particularly for those involved in contact sports. As reported by Healthline, some of the most common types of sports-related injuries are sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, Achilles tendon rupture, bone fractures, dislocations and rotator cuff injuries. At Advanced Healing Institute, Dr. Reza Dehdari specializes in innovative treatment for sports injuries and healing, helping individuals avoid the need for surgical intervention whenever possible.

Different injuries cause different symptoms, yet all of them result in pain, inflammation or swelling. When an injury is acute (during the first 24 to 36 hours), a reliable method for reducing pain and swelling is RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. In addition, over the counter medication provides temporary relief from the debilitating effects of pain and stiffness. However, the reality is—many individuals continue to suffer, even if they are disciplined to rest and care for their injury. Unfortunately, some end up having surgery with a lengthy recovery and months of rehabilitation.

Going Beyond Traditional Treatment Methods

Going beyond traditional treatment methods, Dr. Dehdari is a board certified Musculoskeletal Radiologist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries. As such, Dr. Dehdari explores alternatives for patients that hope to avoid surgery.

A minimally-invasive approach often used to combat pain and inflammation is a cortisone steroid injection. Cortisone shots offer important diagnostic information as well, helping confirm or deny a particular condition. In turn, the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) enhances the body’s own healing properties. A small amount of blood is drawn from a patient, and vital components of the blood mixture are separated in a centrifuge. Next, the PRP is injected into an injured tendon, joint or ligament, where it alleviates pain and maximizes healing. As an innovative and exciting treatment, AmnioFix contains a delicate, pure mix of growth factors that, when injected into an area of concern, signal cells to respond to the injury. As a result, the body’s own cells regenerate damaged tissues.

Given his expertise in musculoskeletal interventional procedures, Dr. Dehdari understands that in order to produce the greatest outcome, precision is key. Using ultrasound-imaging guidance helps ensure the exact location of the injury is being treated, and that the maximum amount of treatment is delivered.

Call Advanced Healing Institute today to discuss options to eliminate your pain and get back to an active lifestyle.

Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute

22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 39 reviews

Rich G.

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 in to 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...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

Geri C.

I can’t say enough about how intelligent Dr. Reza Dehdari is! I came to him to read my MRI for my ankle and he found a tear that multiple Doctors missed!!!! Simply incredible and I trust him throughly. Thank you so much!

Marina S.

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.

Micheal W.

Dr. Reza Dehdari you are an amazing person. Thank you for going the extra mile on my shoulder after three Doctors told me I needed surgery. You took your time and explained everything about what to expect and to be patient while I heal. And that’s exactly what I did was heal, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me.

Helena L.

Within the last 6 months I've suffered two minor injuries on the same knee which have restricted my mobility and caused me a lot of pain. I've seen an orthopedic dr.,, a pain management dr., and a sports medicine dr., all of which simply told me either surgery or learn to live with the pain! I've heard about PRP as an alternative with a high percentage of success. Thus, I made an appointment to see Dr. Dehdari, and was pleasantly surprised by his high level of knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness. Dr. Dehdari reviewed my MRI (previously ordered by the Orthopedist) explained the extent of my injuries, took X-Rays and an ultrasound to carefully determined if I was a good candidate for PRP. I can only say that I wish more doctors will give you the time, attention and care that Dr. Dehdari provides. Thank you Dr Dehdari, thank you for such high work ethics and patient care. Many thanks to his staff as they are as attentive and caring as Dr. Dehdari. It has been only 24 hrs since I received my PRP treatment and my pain levels have drastically gone down! I highly recommend Dr. Dehdari.

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