Thursday, March 4, 2010

Berkman's rehab includes WTF

Alyson Footer tweeted a note this morning about Berkman's possible rehab solutions:

Two possible remedies for Puma's knee issue: injections of 1) shark cartilage or 2) rooster comb. No, I'm not kidding.

Thanks to Newcomer, here's some explanation:

Rooster Comb:

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) may very well be the single most important compound in the structure of the human body.* It makes up the backbone of cartilage, the synovial fluid around joints and under the skin, and even cushioning behind eyes. Wellness Resources Hyaluronic Acid is natural, low molecular weight HA. It is easily absorbed and used by the body, unlike cheap sodium hyaluronate.

Shark Cartilege:

Although some laboratory and animal studies have shown that some components in shark cartilage have the ability to slow the growth of new blood vessels, these effects have not been proven in humans.

Awesome.

2 comments:

Steve Duer said...

my doc talked to me about the rooster comb treatment for my knee. It is a series of 5 injections and was helpful for about a 6 month duration...he said he uses it after cortisone shots no longer work. Haven't tried it yet. He says it has been used in Europe for a long time.

The Constable. said...

+2. +1 for knowing what it was, and +1 for knowing some history.