Once you know what type of arthritis you have and understand your symptoms, you and your doctor or physical therapist can develop a balanced program of physical activity to reduce the damaging effects of arthritis and promote optimal health.
Exercises that will increase quadriceps, hamstring and calf strength include ¼ squats, leg press and leg extension. These exercises should be pain free and done with limited flexion or bending of the knee, not greater than 45 degrees. In addition to these focused strengthening exercises cardiovascular exercise such as cycling, elliptical, rollerblading, and swimming will also be beneficial.
Lumbar sympathetic block may use for treating diabetes vascular, neural problems, foot ulcers and other unusual changes in the lower extremity. The major clinical manifestations of diabetes are retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy and the diabetic foot.
A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of local anesthetic into or around the sympathetic nerves. After local anesthesia, X-ray is used to guide the needle or needles into the proper position along the outside of the spine. If this is okay, the active tip of needles near sympathetic chain generate heat as much as 80 ˚C that can destroy the sympathetic chain in two minutes.
Controlling chronic pain using modern and advanced interventional techniques
Dr. Bagherzadi has Anesthesiology Specialty and Pain Fellowship from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He also has passed a complementary course on Interventional Pain from Istanbul University.
Dr. Bagherzadi has the honors of being among the top 10% of graduates in Residency Examination and passing the step 1 and 2 of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).