Do achy joints plague you during the coldest months? Does it seem like your knees, hips, and ankles feel sore whenever snow is falling? It’s not your imagination! Winter weather—particularly cold—can cause slow, achy joints, making it hard to get moving. If you’re looking for winter joint pain relief, here are eight tips to help... Continue Reading →
All About Knee Pain Part 5 of 6
Part 5 knee Treatments Conservative care Many types of knee pain can be relieved and/or resolved with conservative treatments such as: Rest When the knee is injured or is inflamed, as in bursitis, tendonitis or arthritis, it’s important to rest the joint and avoid overuse. That may mean keeping the knee straight (extended) or in... Continue Reading →
All about Knee pain part 4 of 6
Part 4 knees How is knee pain diagnosed? When diagnosing any knee pain, the physician will take your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. To help your doctor best understand your knee pain, you’ll need to provide the following information: • A description of your knee pain (aching, tenderness, burning or... Continue Reading →
All About Our Knees Part 3 of 6
Part 3 knee Knee injuries can be the result of sports, falls or trauma. They typically involve the ligaments that hold two of the bones of the knee – the femur and tibia – together. Here are some of the most common types: Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are among the most common... Continue Reading →
All About Our Knees Part 2
Types of Pain What are the different types of knee pain? Knee pain has many causes. Some of the most common include: Osteoarthritis Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes joint inflammation. Symptoms include redness, warmth, swelling, tenderness and pain. Up to 30 percent of the population may have knee osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear”... Continue Reading →
All About Our Knees Part 1 of a 6 part series.
About the knee 1 of 6 Did you know that your knee is the largest joint in your body. Its a really amazing and complex mechanism made of bone, cartilage and ligaments. The cartilage in your knee acts as a cushion and gliding surface. So the knee can move freely. When the knee is healthy,... Continue Reading →
Knee pain from exercise? Here’s what you should know….
Do you suffer with knee pain from exercise? Here's what you should know, according to Health's medical expert. Knee pain especially during and after exercise is a common exercise complaint. The knee is an intricate joint, involving bones, menisci, muscles, tendons, and ligaments they all are working in rhythm supporting the joint. If there is... Continue Reading →
Risks – Knee Replacement
Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients. In some cases, patients require an additional knee operation. British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high... Continue Reading →
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