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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Aug 4th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Here's Why Nutrition Is a Crucial Component of Successful Weight Loss Jul 1st, 2020

It’s impossible to avoid the message that maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for your overall wellness. Many people take this message to heart and then struggle with the weight loss battle. After all, food is one habit you can’t simply avoid. Eating gives your body the fuel you need to...

A Telemedicine Visit Offers Convenience and Comfort Jun 24th, 2020

The experience of the coronavirus pandemic changes many aspects of life.  While it’s uncertain how many of these changes may become permanent parts of our culture, remote access to health care — called telemedicine — was trending even before social distance measures brought it to the forefront. The ability to...

How Stress Negatively Impacts Your Health and What You Can Do About It May 14th, 2020

Unless it’s a day at an amusement park, most people enjoy their lives on a steady, even keel. They like their adrenaline rushes in controlled doses, without surprise or unexpected elements. These are stressors, situations or events that create stress and invoke the fight-or-flight response, one of the most basic...

10 Ways Being Overweight Negatively Impacts Your Health Apr 22nd, 2020

There’s motivation to lose weight in virtually every aspect of your health. Even when you target weight loss efforts to treat one condition, you’re reducing your risk for a wide range of others. In fact, controlling weight is one of the best and most positive ways to focus on your...

The Role of Biologics in Orthopedic Injuries Mar 13th, 2020

Most of our patients are unfamiliar with biologics (I’d rather link this back to my website pages that discuss biologics) before they start seeing us. They’re part of an innovative and exciting segment of medicinal practice that has been shown to have a significant impact on pain and decreased function...

Cell Based Therapy Mar 9th, 2020

Dr. Dunbar firmly believes in autologous cell based therapies and integrates new and emerging options to help control the symptoms that arise from chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries.   What are cell based therapies? There is increasing research and evidence that natural occurring autologous cells in blood and fat can...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome FAQs Mar 9th, 2020

The tingling and numbness of carpal tunnel syndrome are annoying and painful. Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, in Burnsville, Minnesota, has been treating patients with a variety of traumatic and chronic conditions for several years — including carpal tunnel syndrome — and is ready to help you get back on...

Concussion FAQs Mar 9th, 2020

It seems like football and concussions have become synonymous in the past several years, but concussions can occur in any sport. If you are concerned about a possible concussion, Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, in Burnsville, Minnesota, is ready to help you get you back to academics and sports quickly...

Sports Injuries FAQs Mar 9th, 2020

Sports play a central role in the lives of men and women across the United States. Whether you play on a pick-up team in your neighborhood or on a college or professional team, chances are one day you will get injured. Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, specializes in sports medicine...

Tendinitis FAQs Mar 9th, 2020

Whether you’re a tried-and-true athlete or a weekend warrior, you don’t want painful tendinitis keeping you away from reaching your fitness goals. Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, provides comprehensive sports medicine and orthopedic care for patients of all ages at her practice in Burnsville, Minnesota. Book an appointment by giving...

Tenex FAQs Mar 9th, 2020

When you're used to being active, whether it's just taking in a casual tennis match on your neighborhood court or playing on a college or professional level, pain can take you out of the game for a while. Sports medicine specialist, Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, can offer a variety...

Plantar Fasciitis FAQs Mar 9th, 2020

The stabbing pain of plantar fasciitis can keep you from enjoying life, whether you just want to walk across your bedroom or cross the finish line at a race. Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, in Burnsville, Minnesota, can help you feel better and get back to enjoying your life to...

Arthritis FAQs Mar 8th, 2020

Arthritis is a painful, degenerative disease that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20% of U.S. adults or 54.4 million U.S. adults have some form of, and the numbers of growing. Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, in Burnsville, Minnesota, can help you manage your arthritis...

Diet Modification for Treating Pain Related to Osteoarthritis Feb 12th, 2020

Osteoarthritis often causes extreme discomfort and pain, which usually worsens with time. There are different in-office and at-home treatments for this problem, but we believe you can benefit immensely by simply modifying your diet.  Siatta B. Dunbar, DO, CAQSM, and the rest of our team are ready to show you...

How Does Sleep Affect Sports Performance Jan 1st, 2020

It’s not just about your diet and exercise routine. How much you sleep at night also impacts your athletic performance. When you work out a lot, you put more strain on your muscles and tissues, which means that you need more time to repair your body while you sleep. While...

How Effective is Viscosupplementation in Resolving Knee Pain? Dec 1st, 2019

As the number of seniors climbs in the United States, so does the incidence of osteoarthritis, a wear-and-tear type of disease present in more than 10% of all Americans aged 60 and older. Since it’s a degenerative condition that as yet has no cure, treatment often centers around pain management....

Shin Splints vs. Stress Fractures in Runners Nov 1st, 2019

Stress fractures and shin splints are common sports injuries. In fact, running sports account for between 10-16% of shin splints. Both stress fractures and shin splints are caused by repeated stresses on parts of the lower body (though you can have stress fractures in other places) with shin splints being...

ACL Injury Prevention With the FIFA 11+ Program Oct 13th, 2019

Knee injuries are one of the common sports injuries, and it’s often the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that suffers the damage. ACL injuries are especially worrisome here at Siatta Dunbar, DO, CAQSM Sports Medicine because they’re notoriously difficult to heal, they often lead to an early retirement from sports, and...

Ultimate Frisbee: Common Injuries and Tips for Prevention Sep 30th, 2019

Whether you engage in the exciting sport of Ultimate Frisbee or you’re toying with joining a local club, your goal is to play, not sit on the sidelines. Any time you take to a competitive field, your risk of injury rises as you push your body for the love of...

Tenex vs. PRP Jul 29th, 2019

Chronic tendon pain (tendinopathy) can happen in your elbows (golfers or tennis elbow), knees (patella tendon), shoulders (rotator cuff tendons) and feet (achilles tendon or plantar fascia). Tendinopathy leads to pain with activity and can progress to pain at rest. Tendinopathy can lead to decreased range of motion at the joint and can significantly...

What can help me manage my diabetes? Nov 12th, 2018

This was our first event at the #burnsvilleymca - great hosts and an awesome turnout!   One patient asked “can you really get rid of diabetes (type 2) if you’ve had it for years”?  YES ABSOLUTELY with a lot of work.  I’m hopeful that it will be in these casual...

Hot off the press - a single PRP injection is more effective than cortisone for hip tendinitis. Oct 28th, 2018

Hip bursitis is a common complaint which is due to inflammation in a sac called a bursea - ie bursitis. The trochanteric bursa, located on the outside of the hip joint can get inflamed for many reasons - trauma, hip weakness or overuse. The initial management of hip tendonitis and...

Breast Cancer and Exercise Oct 10th, 2018

Breast Cancer and Exercise   Looking for a way to reduce your risk of breast cancer - go @walkwithadoc.   Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women with 125 / 100,000 women diagnosed a year and unfortunately 20 lives will be lost.  My sister was one of the...

Healthy Aging Sep 4th, 2018

Healthy Aging     Our inaugural @walkwithadoc went better than I expected!! A wonderful opportunity to walk with friends, family, patients and colleagues.  In honor of healthy aging month we discussed tips for how to change our outlook and age without feeling old.  Interestingly, tips on healthy aging are universal...

I have a meniscal tear – do I need surgery? Jun 26th, 2018

Most importantly not all meniscal tears require surgery and my approach is to treat the patient not the MRI. Patients often come to my office, referred from another physician with an MRI that shows they have a meniscal tear or they are seeking a second opinion. In either case, before...

What is PRP (platelet rich plasma) and can it help my pain? Jun 25th, 2018

An active 32 year old male with partial tearing in his achilles tendon. He had tried all other non-surgical options but was unable to return to his previous level of activity. After examining him and performing an ultrasound exam of his tendon we elected to proceed with a PRP injection....

Plantar Fasciitis Feb 4th, 2018

  The plantar fascia is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs from the inside edge of the heel to the toes. It provides support to your arch and when overloaded this can cause pain and swelling. Risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis include tight calf muscles, flat feet or...

Knee Pain Feb 4th, 2018

Do you have pain walking up or down the stairs. Do you have pain getting up from the chair?  Do you have pain with kneeling or squatting? These are classic signs of anterior knee pain, which is usually caused by the joint between your kneecap and the bone in your...

Tenex Success Story Apr 13th, 2017

Thank you Fairview for featuring this wonderful patient success story! Read more...

Gout Dec 23rd, 2016

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that is caused by uric acid crystal deposition in your joint(s) - most commonly the big toe but can also occur in other joints, such as your knees.  It leads to an extremely painful, hot, red and swollen joint filled with fluid containing uric acid crystals....

Trade Your Ibuprofen for Turmeric Dec 22nd, 2016

Pain from osteoarthritis can be life altering - it effects your quality of life and keeps you from the activities you love.   Usually the first step for pain relief is oral medications such as Tylenol or Anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen or Aleve). Unfortunately these medications have side effects and should be taken cautiously. #Turmeric...