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IS A KNEE REPLACEMENT YOUR BEST CHOICE?

IS A KNEE REPLACEMENT YOUR BEST CHOICE?
There is no doubt that knee replacements for the right candidate can be a game changer by decreasing pain and allowing return to activity.  However, knee replacement surgery for patients with osteoarthritis, as currently used, provides minimal improvements in quality of life and is economically unattractive, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published in the BMJ. However, if the procedure was only offered to patients with more severe symptoms, its ef...
Posted on 2017-08-08

SITTING ON YOUR COUCH IS NOT HELPING YOUR KNEE PAIN

SITTING ON YOUR COUCH IS NOT HELPING YOUR KNEE PAIN
In fact, it could be making your knee pain worse If you’re recovering from a knee injury or managing a chronic condition like bursitis, osteoarthritis, or tendonitis, you may have the impulse to “take it easy” and cut back on physical activity to avoid pain. But that may not always be the best advice. It turns out, it’s best to stay active and incorporate some kind of exercise into your daily routine—especially if you’re considering surgery. Why? Bec...
Posted on 2017-07-28

I HAVE TEAR IN MY KNEE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

I HAVE TEAR IN MY KNEE.  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
What is a Meniscal Tear? A meniscal tear in the knee is an injury to the cartilage that is responsible for absorbing weight at the knee joint. Tears and rips can happen in cases of unexpected trauma including twisting, bending, and over stretching of the knee. In addition, tears can also develop as a result of degenerative changes with time. Meniscal tears can limit the ability to continue with active activities such as twisting, squatting, sports, or performing tasks at home and at work. ...
Posted on 2017-03-01

IS RUNNING BAD FOR MY KNEES?

IS RUNNING BAD FOR MY KNEES?
Many people think that running for exercise can lead to wear and tear on the knee joint, which in turn may lead to knee pain and early arthritis.  Is this true? The good news is that this issue has been examined extensively and the good news is that the evidence demonstrates that in fact the opposite is true.  Regular runners have less joint pain and wear/tear that non-runners.  This is something that has been studied in-depth by many researchers over the years, and in fact ...
Posted on 2017-01-19

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