Russ Riggs, MD
Amber Vogt, DO
Shannon Corrigan, MD
Karl Kaufmann, MD
Anthony Wong, MD
Natacha Yonezuka-Gullo, PA-C
Ryan Maxwell, NP
Josh Dillard, CRNA
Ryan Riggs, MD
Amy Harmon-Foley, PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Brad Simpson, DPT, OCS
Robert Fleming, PT
Darren Nigo, PT, DPT, ATC
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Comprehensive Knee Evaluation
Diagnostic Knee Ultrasound
Ozone Joint Therapy
Joint Fluid Treatments
Hyaluronic Acid Treatment (HA)
Joint Fluid Therapy
Knee Pain Supplements
Ultrasound Knee Assesment
Reflex Treatment Case Studies
Stretching & Exercise Videos
Rebounding and Trampoline Exercises: Everything You Need to Know
Feb 04, 2023
Discover various rebounder exercises and how they can benefit patients. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists.
What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement: When It’s Needed and Alternative Treatments
Feb 04, 2023
Gain a better understanding of knee replacement surgery and non-surgical treatments. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists.
Are Hyaluronic Acid or Steroid Injections Better?
Jan 04, 2023
Hyaluronic acid treatments and steroid injections both offer symptom relief but steroids damage cartilage. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists.
Knee Buckling: Causes, Treatments, and Exercises
Dec 04, 2022
Bracing and strengthening exercises can help reduce sudden knee buckling. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists.
Osteoarthritis: Tips on Self-Care Strategies for Knee Pain
Dec 02, 2022
Taking care of yourself when you have knee osteoarthritis (OA) also means taking care of your knee pain.
Gas Pedal Knee: Understanding This Common Condition and How to Treat It
Nov 04, 2022
Gas pedal knee pain can develop when a person spends a lot of time driving. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists.
Offloading Knee Brace: What Is It and When to Use It
Nov 04, 2022
A knee brace can offer pain relief for patients with arthritis or an acute knee injury. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists.
No Knee Pain? Joint Damage Occurs Before Pain Begins
Oct 29, 2022
One aspect that makes knee osteoarthritis such a terrible disease is that in its earliest stages, this joint-destroying process usually causes no symptoms. By the time symptoms arise, irreversible structural damage has already occurred.
Dynamic Exercises For Runners
Mar 06, 2019
If you’re a runner, it’s likely that you have experienced some sort of discomfort, ache or pain along the way. In fact, it has been reported that as many as 90% of runners miss training time each year due to injuries.
Most Common Causes of Running Injuries
Mar 05, 2019
It is estimated that between 50-75% of running-related injuries are caused by overuse. You may be wondering if “overuse” simply means running too much… and that can be part of it.
How to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency
Dec 20, 2018
Whether you want to slow the progress of Osteoarthritis or prevent future issues, part of the easy steps to keeping your joints healthy is to add in some Vitamin D!
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Dec 18, 2018
Congratulations on making the decision to do something about your knee pain and coming in to see us at Reflex!
Knee Injury Treatment: How to Manage the Pain and Heal
Nov 29, 2018
According to a 2011 Annals of Internal Medicine article, 25% of American adults suffer from frequent knee pain. This can limit work, life, and mobility.
Running with Arthritic Knees: It’s Actually Good for You
Nov 14, 2018
A sedentary lifestyle is a known risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA). However casual running is, possibly to your surprise, a way to keep your knees healthy.
Gentle Activities to Improve Your Knee Function
Oct 10, 2018
If you have knee pain, chances are the words ‘physical activity’ are not your favorite.
5 Types of Knee Pain NOT Caused by Arthritis
Sep 27, 2018
Your knees are an essential part of your life. Whether playing sports or just walking around the grocery store, your knees help keep you moving. It’s no surprise, that knee pain can very quickly affect your daily routine.
Tips for Pain-Free Traveling
Jul 31, 2018
Pain-free traveling is a necessity when heading out for a trip. Changing up your routine with additional walking and standing during a trip can aggravate your knees causing pain.
The Differences Between Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans
Nov 03, 2017
You should know the difference before you choose
Reflex in The News
Aug 23, 2017
As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October ...
Supporting Your Knees
Jul 26, 2017
Benefits of an Off-Loading Knee Brace
Skip Arthroscopic Surgery
Jul 17, 2017
An international panel of experts has strongly recommended against arthroscopic surgery for nearly everyone with ‘degenerative knee disease.’
Knee Pain in the Workplace
Jul 03, 2017
Pain. We have all experienced it. Although pain is a normal part of life, when it becomes debilitating, it not only makes your job more difficult, it also impacts activities of daily living and can take a toll that goes far beyond joint pain.
Benefits of Massage for Arthritis
Jun 26, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 27 million American adults have received an osteoarthritis diagnosis.
Increasing Body Weight Puts Strain On Knee Joints
Jun 05, 2017
Increasing Body Weight On The Rise
Running Reduces Inflammation and Promotes Knee Health
May 22, 2017
Inflammation in the body is a common response to damage. When the body is injured, it releases chemicals and white blood cells to heal and rebuild.
Does Knee Replacement Surgery Improve Quality of Life?
Apr 24, 2017
The annual rate of total knee replacement surgery (TKR) has nearly doubled in the last two decades, especially in middle-aged patients.
Patient Portal Coming to Reflex
Feb 08, 2017
Reflex is committed to providing patients with the best experience possible. As patients ourselves, we understand that the process of seeing a doctor can be cumbersome.
Osteoarthritis in Young People
Jan 31, 2017
When mentioning osteoarthritis (OA), many people quickly associate it with old age. Though it is less common, OA and early onset osteoarthritis affects a significant number of younger individuals.
What Do I Need to Know About My Insurance Benefits?
Dec 01, 2016
Navigating insurance can be intimidating and exhausting. With insurance companies taking on hundreds of new clients every day, it might be challenging to get the individualized attention that you need.
Dieting for Knee Pain: Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Nov 07, 2016
It is easy to remember the “what” when it comes to dieting; vitamins, minerals, proteins and sugars. These terms go hand-in-hand with healthy eating. It’s not as easy to remember the “why.”
How Platelet Rich Plasma Can Help Avoid Knee Surgery
Oct 10, 2016
Athletes and active individuals who suffer with chronic knee pain from injuries or osteoarthritis (OA) may get relief from a safe and non-surgical procedure.
Running and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Review
Aug 29, 2016
For years doctors have seen that anecdotal evidence clearly shows a correlation between distance running and its relationship with osteoarthritis (OA) for the knees and hips.
Start Moving – Why Knee Pain Shouldn’t Stop You
Aug 08, 2016
The summer 2016 Olympics are well underway and watching the athletes push themselves to their limits during the events is inspiring.
Knee Replacement Surgery: Need to Know
Jul 18, 2016
Promising new treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and acute injuries such as meniscal tears are in progress. Researchers are closer than ever to finding the way to regrow cartilage and tissue.
Everyday Athletes : A Personal Trainers Perspective
Jul 05, 2016
I have been working in wellness for 28 years. I attended the University of Oregon where I received my B.S. in Exercise Science and my M.S. in Sports Medicine with minors in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.
Why Get a Personal Trainer?
Jun 08, 2016
A part of our treatment plan for a vast majority of our patients is physical therapy.
Gas Pedal Knee vs. Runners Knee
May 16, 2016
Gas Pedal Knee and Runners Knee are the two overuse injuries we see most commonly in our clinic. This week we take a look at what causes them, how they differ from each other, and how to treat them.
A Leap of Science: The Life and Language of OA Part III
Apr 25, 2016
After letting knee pain gradually slow her down, Dr. Lawson had finally found a way to keep her symptoms under control.
Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis: Emerging Research
Apr 11, 2016
If you are a regular reader of our blog, by now you know a good amount about osteoarthritis (OA).
Taking the First Steps: Life and Language of OA Part II
Mar 28, 2016
Although the pain of osteoarthritis (OA) had not yet shown up in her knees, Dr. Lawson was quick to see the benefits her patients were having through treatments at Reflex.
Why Do You Have Knee Pain at Night?
Mar 14, 2016
If you’re experiencing knee pain at night, this is a common symptom, and may be a sign, of osteoarthritis (OA).
The Life and Language of Osteoarthritis – Part 1
Feb 29, 2016
Waking up on her 30th birthday to pain in her thumbs, later associated with osteoarthritis (OA), came as no surprise to Dr. Fran Lawson.
Incline Walking and Osteoarthritis
Feb 08, 2016
Health experts say we should walk 10,000 steps a day, bust most Americans average only half that many. Walking regularly is great for your health and can help reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Massage for Osteoarthritis
Jan 25, 2016
Early detection of osteoarthritis (OA) and a proactive approach to managing knee pain is essential for the long-term health of your joints.
Stem Cell Therapy at Reflex
Jan 11, 2016
Reflex is pleased to announce that we will now be offering Stem Cell Therapy for knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Medicare as a Secondary Payer – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 6
Dec 08, 2015
In our last blog entry for our Understanding Health Insurance series, we discussed the general differences between a secondary plan and a supplemental plan. This week, we are taking a look at how it works when Medicare is your secondary payer.
Secondary Plans – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 5
Nov 10, 2015
Did you know that in addition to your primary health insurance policy, you can also have a secondary or supplemental plan? While a secondary or supplemental plans sound similar to each other, they function very differently.
What is an Explanation of Benefits (EOB)? – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 4
Oct 07, 2015
The last time you visited the doctor’s office or were treated for a medical issue, you may have received a document in the mail from your insurance company clearly marked, “NOT A BILL.”
Orthopedic Aquatic Rehabilitation
Sep 07, 2015
Be Active on your Road to Recovery
Customer Service – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 3
Aug 24, 2015
Previously on the Reflex blog, we discussed out of pocket costs and preauthorization, as they relate to your health insurance coverage. Today we’d like to cover another common question: Where should you turn when it comes to insurance questions?
The Necessity of Being Proactive with Your Knees
Aug 10, 2015
Looking far ahead in my life, I want to be able maintain a level of activity and mobility that will allow me to enjoy the things that I love doing today.
Preauthorization – Understanding Health Insurance, Part 2
Aug 03, 2015
Due to changing health care laws over the past couple years, the Reflex team has seen many health insurance companies change their requirements and coverage for Joint Fluid Therapy (HA Injections).
Understanding Health Insurance – Determining Out of Pocket Costs
Jul 20, 2015
At Reflex, we’re determined to help people dealing with knee pain get back to life through our non-surgical treatments, but many patients have questions about their insurance policy and its’ coverage for our services.
Looking for Relief? Learn the Benefits of an Off-Loading Knee Brace
Jul 14, 2015
Time and time again at Reflex, we have witnessed the effectiveness of off-loading knee braces in reducing pain and increasing functionality for patients struggling with uni-compartmental osteoarthritis (OA).
On the Horizon: A Potential Breakthrough in Cartilage Regeneration
Jun 15, 2015
Some exciting news was published earlier this year in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology – researchers from the University of Iowa have discovered that a synthetic gel capable of repairing cartilage may also prevent development of osteoarthritis (OA
Yoga for Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis
Jun 02, 2015
In many areas around the country Yoga is growing in popularity, and Portland is no exception.
On The Horizon: New Microcapsule Technology Offers Hope
May 08, 2015
A new study out of London is changing everything to do with a naturally occurring protein circulating in human blood, known as C-type natriuretic peptide, or ‘CNP’. CNP plays a role in the repair of damaged tissue and also reduces inflammation.
Knee Replacement Recalls
Apr 29, 2015
Product recalls are not uncommon in America. Most often you hear it related to automobiles – a part is giving out, or is faulty and needs to be replaced.
The Cycle of Knee Pain and Weight Gain
Mar 30, 2015
If your knee pain has led to weight gain, you are not alone. Individuals suffering from recurrent or chronic knee pain are often caught in a relentless cycle: knee pain begins to limit activity, which leads to weight gain.
Advancements in Regenerative Medicine for Osteoarthritis
Mar 17, 2015
Treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) have not changed much over the last couple of decades.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Athletes
Mar 03, 2015
Are you on a recreational soccer team? Do you enjoy hitting the Crossfit gym and fighting through a ‘workout of the day’?
Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing at Reflex
Feb 09, 2015
Many of the diagnostic tools currently available have historically made accurately diagnosing knee injuries a challenge.
Knee Injuries in the Workplace
Jan 19, 2015
Injuries can happen in any work environment. You could fall off a ladder, drop a tool on your foot, trip over a computer cord, or slam your finger in a drawer.
How Much Exercise Do You Really Need to Be Healthy?
Dec 30, 2014
With the New Year right around the corner, soon you’ll be making resolutions to get healthier, work out more and eat better. While it would be nice to drop a couple pant sizes…
Get the Facts About Over the Counter Pain Relievers
Dec 08, 2014
Over the counter pain relievers are fantastic for the occasional headache or injury. But because these medications are so readily available, it can be easy to overuse them.
Knee Pain and the Cold: 3 Things You Need to Know
Nov 24, 2014
It’s an old wives’ tale that actually has a kernel of truth behind it. Your knee pain actually can get worse when it’s rainy or cold.
Is Knee Replacement Surgery Appropriate?
Nov 10, 2014
How many of your friends or family members do you know have had knee surgery?
Making the Most of Your Health Insurance
Oct 27, 2014
The end of the year holds a lot to look forward to, pumpkin spice, turkey dinners, and fancy decorations. But it also means Open Enrollment season for insurance companies. Now is the time when you can change your health insurance plan or company.
Our New, Responsive Website is Live!
Sep 28, 2014
Welcome to the new ReflexPortland.com.
Astym: the Remedy for Painful Scar Tissue or Tendinopathy (Tendon Injuries)
Sep 08, 2014
Pain from scar tissue associated with trauma and surgery, or from chronic tendonitis (tendinopathy) can be a very debilitating experience.
Rebounding Exercise: Also Known as Trampolines
Jul 07, 2014
In our society, it can be difficult to weed out what new information we learn is accurate and worthwhile, versus what the newest fad is. Are Superfoods really ‘super’ and should you be joining a cross fit gym to get into shape?
Microcurrent Therapy: Healing From the Inside Out
Jun 16, 2014
Knee pain with walking or stair use? Suffering from a knee injury? Recovering from a recent surgery?
Top 5 Reasons to Take Fish Oil
Jun 04, 2014
To list all of the reasons why fish oil is good for us would take an entire book, we’ve been talking about how fish oil reduces inflammation and promotes joint health for years now...
XanthiTrim: A Natural “Weight Loss” Supplement
Jun 02, 2014
There’s no magic weight loss pill – one that reduces your adipose load while sitting in front of the TV for 6 hours a day while snacking on bags of chili-cheese Fritos.
How PRP Therapy Helped Tiger Woods
May 12, 2014
Platelet-rich plasma therapy better known as PRP, is becoming an increasingly popular option for people who don’t want to go under the knife, or on prescription drugs for knee and joint pain relief.
PRP Therapy: Why All the Buzz?
Apr 28, 2014
If you’ve ever injured a knee, Achilles, or anything that involves movement, you know that healing can be a long, drawn out process, especially if you had to get surgery.
ASTYM Treatment: What your Connective Tissues Ordered
Apr 14, 2014
Limitations to your daily activities can be frustrating, especially if pain is involved. Injuries, repetitive motions, faulty movement patterns, tissue degeneration, and surgeries can damage areas...
Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Apr 07, 2014
Osteoarthritis is one of the oldest common ailments known to man. It affects nearly 12% of all people from their early teens to mid-70’s.
Top 5 Reasons to Get Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Mar 24, 2014
If you are like most people, you probably haven’t heard of hyaluronic acid (HA), yet it is vital for all of us to move and function normally. HA is a major substance in all joint fluid and is essential to maintain joint health and function.
Good Bacteria: All About Probiotics
Mar 17, 2014
As years go by, Americans are becoming more health conscious to things that used to be ignored.
How to Choose a Good Fish Oil Supplement
Feb 17, 2014
Just about any time supplements, health practices, or nutrition are brought up in conversation we hear about one thing in particular: fish oil.
Rehab Following a Knee Replacement: What Does It Take?
Feb 12, 2014
Tired of knee pain and hoping a total knee replacement is the answer? According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, many Americans think new is better: over 600,000 total knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States each year.
Knee Osteoarthrits Treatments: A Cost Comparison
Jan 20, 2014
A common misconception we hear from patients is that they think their pain will eventually go away.
Should You Take a Multivitamin?
Dec 30, 2013
Health supplements are a hotly contested subject in the medical community. While some doctors and research studies report that various brands of health supplements are ineffective, different doctors, studies, and brands are reported to be highly beneficial
Common Types of Knee Injuries: An Overview
Dec 16, 2013
Athletes and people who exercise regularly are susceptible to a variety of knee injuries that may damage the ligaments surrounding the knee; these supportive ligaments are crucial in protecting the joint against abnormal types of motion.
Guest Blog: Improving Knee Function with a Comprehensive Physical Therapy Program
Dec 02, 2013
Have you been told that you have both osteoarthritis (OA) and a meniscus tear? Before you schedule a surgery, take a look at this recent research…
Footwear for OA and Knee Pain
Nov 18, 2013
The shoes you wear affect how you walk, and how much shock your knees absorb.
Keep Your Knees: 7 Easy Steps
Nov 04, 2013
There are simple things you can do every day to make sure your knees stay healthy as long as possible. Although this isn’t an exhaustive list we’ve outlined seven steps that can help keep your knees in good shape.
All About Runners Knee
Oct 21, 2013
Healthy knees are easy to take for granted, but the second you injure them you realize how dramatically you rely on them to do just about everything from getting out of bed to driving the car.
Post HA Injection Care
Oct 07, 2013
One of the most commonly asked questions we receive here at Reflex is “What should I anticipate after my first Hyaluronic Acid injection?”
Why Is Osteoarthritis in Women More Common Than in Men?
Sep 23, 2013
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in the United States, and individuals with the disease experience a great amount of pain and loss of function.
Does Smoking Affect Osteoarthritis?
Sep 09, 2013
It has been well documented for years now how bad smoking is for your health. Smoking related diseases are the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States.
From Physician to Patient: My PRP Injection
Aug 26, 2013
For physicians, it is always an invaluable and humbling experience to change roles and play the part of patient. Dealing with a chronic injury is frustrating to say the least, and having your symptoms suddenly worsen can be downright scary.
Stretching: Static vs. Dynamic Exercises
Aug 07, 2013
Recently, the New York Times indicated that through the latest evidence, static stretching (stretching while the body is at rest) does not prevent injuries as so commonly thought.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Jul 22, 2013
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
Regenerative Medicine: New Treatments for Arthritis
Jul 08, 2013
Regenerative Medicine is a field of research and clinical application that focuses on the process of replacing or producing normal functioning cells, organs or tissue.
How Mental Attitude Affects your Health
Jun 24, 2013
Researchers have found time and time again that people who possess a generally positive mental attitude are more likely to lead healthier and longer lives. If you’re happy, you’re healthy, and vice-versa.
Guest Blog: Strengthening to Help Manage Knee Joint Pain
Jun 04, 2013
Strengthening your knee muscles can help to reduce joint pain and increase function. That’s because stronger muscles are better able to absorb the pressure placed on the joints in weight bearing.
Knee Joint Composition and Mechanics
May 21, 2013
You may be surprised to learn that the knee is the largest joint in the human body. The knee is a hinge joint and moves in two directions: flexion and extension.
Bionicare: Electrial Stimulation for Osteoarthritis
May 16, 2013
The Bionicare system was first approved by the FDA in 2003 as a non-surgical treatment option for patients suffering from mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.
Wine, Is It Good for Your Health?
May 15, 2013
It’s no secret that many studies have shown that drinking a glass (for women) or two (for men) of red wine per day when coupled with positive changes in our diet and lifestyle aid...
Video Gait Analysis and Physical Therapy
May 03, 2013
Many people who experience chronic knee pain and joint osteoarthritis may not realize that their walking mechanics have dramatically changed as result of this pain.
The Real Food 10 Day Challenge
Apr 17, 2013
Here at Reflex we believe that you need to be an active participant in your health. Eating right and being active are some of the best ways to make sure you live a long and happy life.
Knee Surgery Myths and Misconceptions
Apr 04, 2013
There is a lot of information floating around out there about knee surgery and chronic knee pain.
Guest Blog: The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise
Feb 25, 2013
Many people with joint pain resulting from osteoarthritis feel trapped because they are told that becoming more active, stronger, and losing weight will help reduce their symptoms; however, joint pain makes movement and exercise difficult.
The Necessity of Regular Exercise
Feb 11, 2013
The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity cannot be ignored. Luckily, these benefits are available to everyone — regardless of age or physical ability.
The Importance of Stretching
Jan 14, 2013
What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning?
Better Living with Arthritis Seminar
Dec 17, 2012
We’d like to thank everyone who came out on the 5th to our “Better Living with Arthritis” seminar; especially Cindy from the Arthritis Foundation for all her help organizing and promoting the event.
Reflex Clinic On Greater Portland Today
Dec 08, 2012
Haley from KGW’s Greater Portland Today came out to talk to Dr. Carroll about the clinic and what non-surgical options are availble for people struggling with osteoarthritis and chronic knee pain.
Phyto-4: Combatting Chronic Inflammation and Pain
Dec 03, 2012
You may have never heard about Phyto-4 before visiting Reflex. Phyto-4 is one of the supplements we recommend to many of our patients who are experiencing inflammation associated with arthritis.
Healthy Sleeping Habits
Nov 19, 2012
Your sleep schedule, bedtime routine, and daily lifestyle choices can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep. Regardless of your age proper sleep is imperative to overall health.
RICE for Injuries
Nov 05, 2012
When we pull a muscle or strain a tendon the soft tissues in that area are damaged. Immediately following the injury, fibers of the muscle, tendon, or ligament affected become disturbed.
All About Chronic and Acute Inflammation
Oct 22, 2012
Inflammation: is it helping or hurting?
Reflex Patient Featured in TAI Magazine
Oct 18, 2012
Get Moving Profile: Tom Carey
BMI: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
Sep 26, 2012
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a calculation based on a person’s height and weight to determine if they are at the ideal body weight, underweight, or overweight.
The Importance and Benefits of Physical Therapy
Sep 10, 2012
Physical Therapy is an important part of our treatment program at Reflex.
What to Expect at Your Knee Injection Appointment
Aug 27, 2012
Your doctor’s appointment should solve your problems and not add to the pain. That’s why the entire Reflex team works to make your appointment as enjoyable as possible! All you need is 20 minutes and then you are back to your life.
Tips for Preventing Excess Knee Pain While Traveling
Aug 13, 2012
For many people, summertime means vacation. And that can mean hours with your legs spent crumpled in an airplane seat or stuck in one position on the gas pedal – both of which can make your knee pain worse.
Should I Take a Multi-vitamin?
Jul 31, 2012
Consuming a balanced diet that meets the recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, essential fatty acids, and lean sources of protein still may not ensure ample nutrient intake due to changes in our food supply.
High-Activity Occupations at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis
Jul 17, 2012
Certain occupations with repeated squatting, kneeling, and heavy lifting can place a lot of stress on your knees. Over time, this can cause deterioration of your knee cartilage and lead to osteoarthritis.
Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM: Alleviating Knee Pain
Jul 02, 2012
Inside your joints, cartilage is undergoing a constant process of breakdown and repair. The body requires the building blocks of cartilage to be present and available.
Reflex Knee Clinic’s Dr. Greg Carroll Featured on KATU’s AM Northwest
Jun 20, 2012
If you’ve been told the only way to fix your knee pain is with knee-replacement surgery, now there’s another option — Reflex Knee Clinic.
Are HA Injections Painful?
Jun 18, 2012
One of the most commonly asked questions here at Reflex is, “How painful are HA injections?” Nobody likes pain, and we take several measures to prevent as much discomfort as possible.
What Are Essential Fatty Acids (EFAS) and What Do They Do?
Jun 04, 2012
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need but cannot produce. Therefore, they must be consumed through food or supplements.
What Are the Different Types of Hyaluronan
May 14, 2012
Hyaluronan (HA) is a naturally-occurring protein in our synovial fluid (joint fluid). There are several HA products on the market. They differ by: molecular weight, number of injections needed, and the manufacturing/production process.
At Home Knee Strengthening Exercises
May 01, 2012
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in the body. We use our knees every day, whether walking, running, jumping, and just getting out of bed.
How to Choose a Good Vitamin Supplement
Apr 17, 2012
Choosing the right vitamin, mineral, or nutritional supplement can be frustrating. Supplements are not all created equal – since the FDA does not regulate supplements it is hard to know exactly what you are getting.
What Is Hyaluronan and How Does It Help Knee Pain?
Apr 02, 2012
Our knee joints are surrounded by the synovial membrane, which forms a capsule around the ends of the articulating leg bones. This membrane secretes a liquid called the synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is a viscous fluid with the consistency of motor oil.
How to Prepare for Cold Weather Runs
Mar 05, 2012
Running in cold weather can be extremely challenging if you’re not adequately prepared. Due to blood flow restriction, cold weather running can increase your chances of cramping, muscle spasms, and joint injuries.
Dietary Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Feb 08, 2012
As we mentioned in our previous blog post on Omega-3 fatty acids, increasing one’s intake of Omega-3 fatty acids is a well established way to decrease the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.
How Glucosamine Helps Your Joints and Connective Tissue
Nov 16, 2011
What is Glucosamine? Its chemical composition is C6H13NO5. And, as the name suggests, glucosamine is composed of glucose and an amine, one of the building blocks of protein.
Anti-inflammatory Nutrients: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Nov 10, 2011
There is a large body of research evidence that dietary fatty acids have an influence on inflammatory joint diseases.
Why Are the Knees So Vulnerable to Chonic Injury and Pain?
Oct 27, 2011
Knees are brilliantly designed and amazingly functional. Why are the knees so vulnerable to injury?
Reflex Dr. Greg Carroll featured on GetFit Radio
Jul 29, 2011
Our very own Dr. Greg Carroll was recently featured on GetFit Radio. He describes the causes of knee pain and the range of non-surgical treatments available at Reflex Clinic. It’s a great show, so be sure to listen.
Jul 26, 2011
After one of Reflex’s patients completed a marathon this spring, I decided to sign up for the Portland Marathon. As my training progresses, I’ll give regular updates.
The FLEXX Teleconference with Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman
Jun 18, 2011
The Reflex team recently participated in a teleconference with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman, who has been a principle investigator in multiple clinical research trials on chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis.
Knee Osteoarthritis and Running
Apr 25, 2011
As an avid runner and a physician that treats knee pain, I am often asked about the long term effects of running on knees. Several research studies have looked at the effects of long term moderate running activities on degenerative knee arthritis.
Non-surgical Options for Knee Osteoarthritis
Apr 12, 2011
There is a common myth that the only treatment options for arthritis of the knee are Tylenol, Ibuprofen, steroid injections, or surgery. Amazingly, few people are aware of the many effective non-surgical treatments available for osteoarthritis in the knees
Yoga Helps Relieve Inflammation from Arthritis
Mar 30, 2011
A recent article in Arthritis Today, suggests that regular yoga may also reduce body wide inflammation – the driving force behind many conditions, including arthritis, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis Relief
Feb 01, 2011
Some people say the ancient therapy of acupuncture really works to relieve pain – now research backs them up
Start a Walking Program to Ease Osteoarthritis Pain
Jan 23, 2011
What you should know before walking to Ease Osteoarthritis Pain
What Being Overweight Does to Your OA Risk
Dec 17, 2010
An Arthritis Foundation-funded study shows obesity increases the risk of advanced knee osteoarthritis.
Reflex Knee Specialists
✆ Phone (appointments): 503-719-6783
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Address: 10250 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 115, Portland, OR 97223
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