Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Kristen Parks


What is cortisone?

Cortisone reduces inflammation

Cortisone is a type of medication that reduces inflammation. It belongs to a larger group of steroid hormones known as glucocorticoids.  Cortisone is closely related to cortisol, a natural substance produced by our bodies. During times of

Hyaluronic Acid

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a long, branched polysaccharide that naturally exists in our bodies. It can be very large, consisting of thousands of carbohydrates. It is formed in the plasma membrane of our cells and distributed throughout

Lateral Epicondylitis (a.k.a. “Tennis Elbow”)

What is lateral epicondylitis?

Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly called tennis elbow, is the inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. As the name suggests, tennis players often develop lateral epicondylitis. However, general