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  1. Is there a safer alternative to steroid injections for pain?

    By Dr. Matthew Kanaan, Wake Nonsurgical Ortho THE PROBLEM :We have used steroid injections in medicine for many decades to decrease the painof arthritis and inflammation in the soft tissue. However, in most studies we knowthat the long term use of steroid injections can atrophy healthy tissue and weakenmuscle and tendons. And in many cases […]

  2. Tricare Now Covering PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections in Raleigh NC

    Tricare Is NOW covering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections (Effective Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2024) TRICARE may cover PRP injections if you’re diagnosed with: Mild to moderate chronic osteoarthritis of the knee Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow” What is PRP ? When you’re injured, your body immediately begins a natural healing […]

  3. How to Relieve Joint Pain Using Your Own Platelets

    Top 5 FAQ’s about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy What is Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) Therapy?     PRP is an innovative treatment that uses your body’s own platelets to stimulate healing and reduce pain.  PRP therapy introduces a high concentration of platelets (extracted via blood draw) to a damaged or injured area.  The platelets surround […]

  4. PRP in the NFL

    Schedule an Appointment for PRP Therapy Duke fellowship-trained nonsurgical orthopedic specialist, Dr. Matthew Kanaan, specializes in performing PRP therapy for patients in Raleigh, Durham and Cary, NC. PRP therapy is a highly effective way to provide long term relief to chronic orthopedic pain. Dr. Kanaan will take the time to diagnose your symptoms and discover […]

  5. How does PRP help pain?

    How does PRP help pain? When you’re injured, your body immediately begins a natural healing process to repair the damaged tissue. Platelets migrate to the site of the injury and start releasing inflammatory signals to trigger the immune response that initiates rapid healing. Platelet-rich therapy, or PRP therapy, introduces a high concentration of platelets to […]

  6. What is Advanced Regenerative Care In Orthopedics?

    Why choose PRP over Stem Cells (MSC’s, Umbilical and Amniotic) first? Advanced regenerative treatments are NOT covered by insurance, and there are a lot of clinics that use this to take advantage of patients by selling treatments that are misrepresented.  Stem cells and PRP both have very limited data to support them!  Never trust a […]


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