Macro detail of a hand stimulating an acupuncture needle on the back of a patient If you will be undergoing a knee replacement surgery soon, then you’re likely excited to get a new knee and alleviate pain during your day-to-day life. However, you may feel a little apprehensive about the pain of recovering [...]
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How to Prevent Knee Injuries Volleyball is an increasingly popular sport for children of virtually all ages, particularly young girls. And because of this popularity, your child may be interested in joining a volleyball team and giving the sport a try. However, as an involved parent, you may find yourself concerned about the possibility of [...]
Whether you have been an avid runner for years or have recently decided to take up the sport to improve your health, you need to know that running can take a toll on your knees if you don’t take steps to avoid injuries. Almost 80 percent of runners experience an injury each year, and many [...]
The warmth of summer may have taken its final bow; however, this does not mean it’s time to head indoors. During the fall season, children participate in organized sports like football, softball and soccer and every year, more than 3 million of them sustain participation-related injuries. Even more alarming is that 62 percent of injuries [...]
If you have frequent knee issues, it may be helpful for you to consider different ways of stretching and working out. Yoga is one way that people seek exercise and changes in their body, and even knee issues may not be affected by certain poses. In fact, some yoga poses may actually be helpful. [...]
Knee injuries are one of the most common types of sports injuries, with women tending to injure their knees more often and more seriously than men. Of these injuries, damage to the ACL, or the anterior cruciate ligament, is particularly prevalent. There are a few potential reasons why women are more likely to injure their ACLs [...]
Patellar tracking disorder is a knee condition in which the patella, also known as the kneecap, tends to shift out of place as the leg moves. The kneecap usually shifts toward the outside of the leg when the leg bends and straightens. While patellar tracking disorder can be painful, it is not often debilitating. Treatments [...]
If you’re a male in your 40s who refuses to seek treatment for your painful, swollen, and achy knees, you may want to rethink your decision. Both men and women experience normal wear and tear in the joints as they age, including the knee joints. But some individuals experience severe wear and tear in their [...]
Too often, people are willing to accept soreness and discomfort as an inevitable consequence of aging or a changing body. What you may not realize is that knee pain may have some direct causes that you may be able to counteract, but if you’re not aware of those causes, it might be impossible to take [...]
Living with pain can be overwhelming. Not only can it affect your ability to complete simple everyday tasks, but pain can also affect your mood and emotional well-being. Light aches and minor discomfort in and around your joints are common after an injury or overexertion, but ongoing pain should always be addressed by your doctor. [...]