By: Joe Graedon September 12, 2016 23 Comments
    How Could A Cortisone Shot Make Tennis Elbow Wor…

    Many physicians and patients think a cortisone shot is a magic bullet when it comes to things like tennis elbow. Such corticosteroid injections can produce quick pain relief, but their long-term ben…

    By: Joe Graedon April 23, 2015 3 Comments
    Stretching Fails to Prevent Tendon Injury

    Athletes and weekend warriors alike are often devoted to stretching prior to exercise. It seems logical that stretching might loosen the tendons and make them less susceptible to a tear or strain. A n…

    By: Terry Graedon February 17, 2014 29 Comments
    How Long Do Drug Side Effects Last? For Some, Pe…

    When most physicians prescribe medications, they may not realize they could be in danger of violating the Hippocratic principle to first do no harm. That's because virtually every drug has the potenti…

    By: Joe Graedon January 30, 2014 352 Comments
    Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Side Effects Leave Long-…

    Antibiotics are magical. Americans think of such drugs as miracle medicines. It all stems from the discovery of penicillin. Here was a drug that changed history. People who would have normally died fr…

    By: Joe Graedon August 24, 2007 221 Comments
    Levaquin Leads to Achilles Tendon Problems

    Q. Is there anyone collecting and disseminating information on personal experiences with Achilles tendonitis caused by the antibiotic Levaquin? I have had this problem in both legs for several weeks a…