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 [...]
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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. [...]
Playing sports in high school is a great way to stay in good shape, make new friends and build leadership skills. However, if young athletes are not careful, they risk getting injured on the field. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are especially common among active teens and often require rehabilitation for several months. Young athletes [...]
Course Director, Frank Noyes, MD, physicians from Cincinnati Sports Medicine and other distinguished physicians and physical therapists from all of the United States spent Memorial Day weekend teaching 270 physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers from across the country advanced techniques in surgery and physical therapy. This year’s 32nd Annual Advances of the Knee and [...]
If you twisted your knee while participating in a sporting event and have started having symptoms, you may have a tear in your meniscus, the ligament that connects your thighbone to your knee cap. Look for the four early warning signs below that you have a torn meniscus. […]
If your knees hurt a lot, and you don’t know why, you might have a problem called dormant butt syndrome. Your buttocks help support your upper and lower body, as well as absorb shock and impact during movement. Problems that develop in your buttocks can affect other areas of the lower body, including your knees. [...]
If you have flat feet or fallen arches, that can be linked to knee pain and cartilage damage. However, the damage can vary based on several factors. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Flat Feet Create a Chain Reaction Up Your Body When you have flat feet, you typically won’t notice any other malformations [...]
Although most knee injuries heal without too many problems, some injuries can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints later on in life. These symptoms usually develop as the cartilage in the knees wears down or becomes damaged. Collectively, these symptoms can be referred to as post-traumatic arthritis. In some people, excessive joint damage [...]
The “unhappy triad” never means good news for an athlete. Indeed, the term, which is also known as the “terrible triad”, refers to a particularly debilitating set of knee injuries: tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and meniscus. The good news is that modern medicine has become better than ever [...]