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Month: September 2016

Person grabbing their heal in pain and it's all red. Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Dr. Nathan Papadeas

Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Anatomy of a foot showing area of pain in plantar fasciitis - Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis, Dr. Nathan PapadeasDo you have pain when you wake up and take those initial steps once out of bed? If you do, you may be suffering what is termed as plantar fasciitis. These symptoms are experienced by most Americans some time during their life. Traditional treatments are physical therapy, cortisone injection and then finally surgery. What if I told you that professional athletes are forgoing many of those traditional treatments and having stem cell injections done to relieve their plantar fasciitis. Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if:

  • If four feet roll inward too much when you walk.
  • If you have high arches or flat feet.
  • If you walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.
  • If you’re overweight. 
  • If you wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out.
  • If you’re Achilles tendons or calf muscles are tight.

Process to Feeling Better, Naturally

At Desert Health Specialists we taking you through our 3 step process to relieving your Plantar Fasciitis. We work with you to identify the root cause of your pain and provide you natural pain relief. To find out more about Desert Health Specialists three step process and start your journey to feeling better, naturally, call his office for a free consultation (480) 237-3889.

Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Research

  1. Kim E, Lee JH. Autologous platelet-rich plasma versus dextrose prolotherapy for the treatment of chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. PM R. 2013 Jul 19. pii: S1934-1482(13)00369-9.
  2. Ragab EM, Othman AM. Platelets rich plasma for treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2012 Aug;132(8):1065-70
  3. Shetty VD, Dhillon M, Hegde C, Jagtap P, Shetty S. A study to compare the efficacy of corticosteroid therapy with platelet-rich plasma therapy in recalcitrant plantar fasciitis: A preliminary report. Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Mar;20(1):10-3.


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Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Pain

Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Pain

Patient running over DNA Molecule Structure, Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Pain, Dr. Nathan Papadeas

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Knee pain is one of the top reasons why patients go and see the Doctor. Knee pain can occur at any age and for any reason. As we age, arthritis starts to affect our bones, for some it can be worst then others. The traditional treatment for knee pain has typically been either cortisone injections or major surgery. But what if I told you there is a new cutting edge treatment that can get you back on your feet doing what you do faster then surgery, and it’s Natural! Stem cell therap for knee pain is this new treatment that is taking the place of traditional orthopedic treatments. More and more patients are putting these invasive surgical procedures on hold and trying natural treatments and finding the relief they are looking for. Even professional athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, countless NFL players, and now patients as yourself are able to get these treatments that make your feel better, Naturally!

Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Pain

anatomy of a healthy knee verse a knee full of arthritis. Stem Cell therapy for knee pain, Dr. Nathan Papadeas

As you can see in the image on the left, as we age our knee becomes more arthritic, which leads to pain. Stem cell therapy work in the area they are injected to help prevent further arthritic changes from occurring and they have the potential to heal some of those changes and any structural tears.

Stem cell therapy is starting to take the place of traditional orthopedic treatments such as cortisone injection, orthovisc injection, arthroscopy, and even prolonging a joint replacement. Every several decades medicine make a large jump in cutting edge treatments. The last major jump in orthopedics was in the 1960s when arthroscope surgeries were invented. This procedure changed the outcomes and prognoses for many athlete for several generations. Because it was less traumatic and more precise compared to its counter part, athletes were not having as many complications post surgery and were recovering with less scar tissue. But with this great advancement in orthopedics they were still unable to speed up the recovery time that one’s natural body provides. Stem cell therapy is on the forefront of becoming the next major advancement in orthopedics and pain relief medicine. These procedures are even less invasive compared to arthroscopes, but by giving our own body the supplies it’s needs to heal an injury faster, we may have just unlocked the keep to speeding up recovery times.

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Flu Season Ahead Yellow sign with a storm in the background - Beat the Flu Faster, Dr. Nathan Papadeas

How to Beat the Flu Faster

How to Beat the Flu Faster

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.  This should not be confused with the “Stomach” Flu that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Below we will give our top tips on “How to Beat the Flu Faster”!


People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:List comparing symptoms of flu verse cold, Beat the Flu, Dr. Nathan Papdeas

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults,
  • *It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Natural Approaches to Beat the Flu

  • Large amounts of fluids:
  • Water, vegetable juices, soups, teas
  • High Doses of Vitamin D
  • High Dose IV Bags once a month
  • Avoid Sugar and Dairy
  • Vitamin C
  • Oregano Oil
  • Olive leaf extract
  • Cold wet sock therapy
  • Hydrotherapy (alternating showers)
  • Steam Inhalation
  • REST!!!!

If you’re interested in getting a specific treatment plan tailored to you to help be a the flu this season, the Physician’s at Desert Health Specialists would love to help. If you mention this blog post you can receive 15% off your inital  IV treatment!

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