New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery; Getting a Second Opinion; Video Throwing Analysis

Episode 17.17 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One (01:25): Dr. Sandeep D. Amin discusses a new, non-invasive knee procedure called “cooled radio frequency ablation” (Coolief), that could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.

The procedure uses radio frequency to target and mute the nerves responsible forSandeep D. Amin, MD practices Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in Chicago and Oak Park sending pain signals from the arthritic knee to the brain. Coolief doesn’t repair arthritis in the knee, but eases the pain, helping patients go back to activities without discomfort and fewer medications.

“What we’re changing is the wiring of the knee — so we’re taking away the pain signal and interrupting it,” said Dr. Amin, a pain specialist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago who performs the procedure and has over over 26 years of experience in pain management and anesthesiology.


Segment Two (11:55): Dr. Brian Cole discusses various aspects of the “second opinion” process; where the patient referral originates from in assessing the level of severity; explaining the similarities and contradictions in different diagnosis to educate the patient; the use of MRI testing and its implications; collaborating with other team personnel in evaluating player injuries.


Segment Three (23:30): Scott Sieder from Athletico Physical Therapy describes theVideo Throwing Analysis Athletico Video Throwing Analysis program, who are the best candidates and how its used in a post injury recovery plan. There’s more to throwing than just the motion of your arm.

There’s actually a whole science dedicated to it-and Athletico offers a comprehensive approach. Our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapy assistants combine their expertise in throwing analysis with slow-motion video analysis to enhance performance and help prevent injuries.

Whether you are returning from an injury or simply working to refine mechanics, Athletico has skilled professionals to assist you in optimizing your form and preparing your body for the field of competition, bringing you one step closer to making your goals a reality.