Blog Archive

Sports Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jun 24th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created chaos around the globe, affecting every area of our lives, from how we work to how we play. Everyone, especially scientists and researchers, has questions, and it may take years to answer some of them.  One thing you can count on is that Dr. Arash...

Wave Goodbye to Shoulder Pain with These Nonsurgical Therapies May 22nd, 2020

If you think about what your shoulder allows you to do, it’s a pretty amazing joint. Your shoulder allows for an enormous range of motion. You can move your arm in almost every direction.  You probably don’t think much about the range of motion in your shoulder -- until it...

Putting a Spring Back in Your Step When You Have Arthritic Knees Apr 1st, 2020

Arthritis of the knee is incredibly common, especially among Americans over 45 years old. The most common form is osteoarthritis of the knee, which is a progressive, degenerative disease that’s sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis. Dr. Arash A. Dini has helped many people get the spring back in their step even...

Most Common Signs of Hip Dysplasia Mar 4th, 2020

Your hip is a complex structure, with muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the joint itself providing you with impressive mobility. Dr. Arash Dini specializes in treating conditions that affect your joints, including hip dysplasia.  The problem Your hip is what is often called a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is the end...

How to Treat Your Achilles Tendon Pain at Home Feb 7th, 2020

Your Achilles tendon is a tough, strong band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your calf muscles. It aids you in walking, running, jumping, and many other movements. Even though it’s tough, it’s not indestructible. At our office, Dr. Arash Dini treats Achilles tendon injuries, including partial tears...

Myths and Facts about Arthritis Jan 9th, 2020

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in adults in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation, and it’s conservatively estimated that 54 million Americans currently suffer from this painful condition. Based on estimates, that number is expected to grow to 78 million over the next 20 years.  Our...

Everything You Need to Know About Stem Cell Therapy Dec 5th, 2019

Over the past few decades, stem cell therapy has become a part of our national conversation. Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. The theory behind stem cell therapy is that can be used for two primary reasons: to regenerate new tissue and to repair damaged or diseased...

What Are the Main Causes of Achilles Tendon Pain? Nov 11th, 2019

Pain in the Achilles tendon can make your favorite activities, like running, playing basketball, and even walking, too excruciating to endure. You may even have pain when simply standing in place or walking from your bedroom to the kitchen in the morning.  Achilles tendon pain often indicates you’ve injured or...

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Joints Oct 23rd, 2019

An aging body inevitably shows signs of wear-and-tear, but there are ways to reduce the abuse and prepare your body for the long haul.  One of the best strategies for longevity is to keep your weight down. Your joints, in particular, tend to take the brunt of obesity as they...

Tips for Avoiding Carpal Tunnel in an Office Job Sep 3rd, 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a fairly common condition affecting about 3-6% of adults. And that isn't surprising since most of us work in offices, on computers, where we usually maintain the same position throughout the day.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is an injury to the major nerve that runs through your...

Life After an ACL Tear Jul 31st, 2019

The ACL, short for anterior cruciate ligament, is a major ligament in your knee. It functions by connecting your thighbone, or your femur, to your shinbone, or tibia.  ACL tears are a common sports injury, and it’s usually torn due to a sudden stop, a moment of impact, or abrupt...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective? Jul 1st, 2019

Do you experience physical pain often or very often? If you do, you’re not alone. A 2017 National Bureau of Economic Research paper found that 34.1% of all Americans report dealing with pain on a daily or monthly basis. For many Americans, this pain often comes from their muscles, joints,...

Living With Arthritis (And What You Can Do About It) Jun 4th, 2019

Living with arthritis isn’t easy; anyone who has it can tell you that. If you’re struggling with this condition, people may have told you it’s just a part of getting older, something you have to get used to. Dr. Arash A. Dini believes otherwise, especially based on the many ways...

5 Practices You Can Incorporate at the Office to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May 1st, 2019

If you are among the millions of Americans who spend eight hours a day typing away at their keyboards, you may run the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Regardless if your symptoms range from slightly nagging to incredibly painful, this condition can still affect how you work. Under the...

These Factors May Be Contributing to Your Knee Arthritis Apr 5th, 2019

As you get older, it’s sometimes difficult to imagine life without aches and pains. Knee arthritis can make it especially tough to maintain an active lifestyle and participate in the sports and leisure activities you’ve always enjoyed. Arash A. Dini, MD, expertly treats the pain and stiffness of arthritis so...

Learn How PRP Injections Are Revolutionizing How We Treat Joint Pain Mar 18th, 2019

There are 15 million adults in the United States who are plagued by severe joint pain because of arthritis, and this is but one condition that can affect your joints. From injuries to fibromyalgia, joint pain is a common complaint, and the problem is only going to get worse as...

9 Ailments That Can Be Treated With Stem Cell Therapy Feb 4th, 2019

Stem cells, with their unique ability to transform themselves into almost any type of cell you need, have the potential to help your body heal, grow new tissue, and recover from disease or trauma. As a result, stem cells have been hailed as the “holy grail” of orthopedic surgery because...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What You Should Know About This Painful Affliction Jan 16th, 2019

Learning about carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can help you make educated decisions about your treatment. Here's what you need to know.  Permanent nerve damage can result. While it's common to wait until you've reached total debilitation before seeking treatment — especially with carpal tunnel syndrome which tends to cause annoying symptoms...

How PRP Injections Work to Promote Post Surgical Healing Dec 17th, 2018

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been all over the news in recent years, mainly thanks to the ranks of celebs who’ve turned to PRP to treat facial signs of aging. You may have read about those treatments, which the press dubbed “vampire facials” since they use the patient’s own blood to...

How to Avoid an Achilles Tendon Injury Nov 30th, 2018

As the biggest tendon in your body, there’s a good chance your Achilles tendon gets a workout every day. Since it provides the primary connection between your foot and your leg (connecting the heel bone to your calf muscle), even if you lead a mostly sedentary lifestyle, you’re still relying...

How to Recover From Rotator Cuff Repair & Get Back to Living an Active Life Oct 31st, 2018

A rotator cuff injury — and repair surgery — is no walk in the park. It’s a painful condition, and healing after surgery takes time, which can be frustrating for many athletes who just want to get back to being active again. Here’s what you can expect after rotator cuff...

Knee Arthritis? 3 Nonsurgical Treatments to Try Before Surgery Sep 18th, 2018

There are a few areas of your body where pain really interferes with your daily life. One is your knees, whether the pain is brought on by arthritis or injury. Knee replacement surgery is reliable and increasingly common, but though contemporary procedures are safer than ever, all surgery carries risk,...

New Regenerative Medicine Treatments Are a Boon for Baby Boomers’ Aging Joints Aug 29th, 2018

As hard as it may be to accept, baby boomers are starting to get up there in years, and with age often comes joint pain and other joint issues. Tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, and other -itises may be beginning to take their toll on your daily activities, not to mention your...

WHY IS MY INNER ARM BURNING? CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Aug 15th, 2018

You’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects the nerves running through a narrow passageway in the wrist, the carpal tunnel.But what about cubital tunnel syndrome? Probably never heard of it, huh?This other “syndrome” needs a better L.A. agent, as it can be a painful condition that affects the elbow,...

CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS TO SOOTH ARTHRITIS Jul 15th, 2018

With our arthritis patients, the goal is to reduce inflammation in the joints, which is where arthritis attacks. Dr. Dini begins treatment of arthritis patients with options such as physical therapy and the use of anti-inflammatory medications. But corticosteroid injections can be very effective and provide longer periods of pain relief.HOW DO...

BURSITIS IS A PAIN Jun 15th, 2018

Bursitis is a common term, but people can mix it up with other joint pain caused by strains or injury. Dr. Dini treats bursitis in many of his patients, so here’s a primer on this pain in the shoulder, elbow, hips, and knees.WHAT IS BURSITIS?Technically, bursitis is the inflammation or irritation...

WHAT’S BEHIND THAT SORE SHOULDER? May 15th, 2018

Your shoulder would win many design awards if we had made it in a lab rather than over ions of evolution. It’s an amazing bit of engineering that allows a wide degree of motion in your arm — everything from smashing a tennis ball to paddling out through the break...

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR HIPS Apr 15th, 2018

Because the hips feature large bones, many people don’t think of them when it comes to orthopedics. The knees, shoulders, and even the ankles can seem more destined for overuse and damage.Ah, but your hips will let you know when they’re not happy. And Dr. Dini can figure out what’s...

ACL 101 Mar 15th, 2018

Since we just completed another football season, we’ve heard our share of “ACL injuries” from announcers on just about every game. Sprains or tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are quite common in football, soccer, and basketball. For the player to continue to play the sport, it’s likely they...

THESE EXERCISE MAY HELP YOU AVOID INJURY Feb 15th, 2018

Although in L.A. we don’t usually think of an off-season where we spend more time exercising indoors, in a normal year (unlike this year!) there are lots of rainy days and damp cool times to avoid. That’s a good time to work on preventing sports injuries with various exercises that...

UNDERSTANDING OSTEOARTHRITIS Jan 15th, 2018

Arthritis and our joints are inexorably linked. Arthritis is a broad term that covers over 100 diseases, but its basic definition is “inflammation of the joints.” Dr. Dini primarily deals with a certain type of arthritis, osteoarthritis. Known as “wear and tear arthritis,” most people don’t even know they are suffering from osteoarthritis;...

WELCOME Oct 3rd, 2017

Welcome to my blog! Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments.I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy,...