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 [...]
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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 [...]
If you’re a relatively healthy woman in your 40s, you might not expect to experience any problems with your knees. But if your knees hurt every time you exercise, you may wonder why and if there’s anything you can do to keep it from happening. Learn below how to manage your pain before and after [...]
You want to live an active lifestyle, but your knee pain makes that prospect difficult. Fortunately, there is a simple way to relieve daily knee pain. Stretching helps you stabilize your knees and the surrounding muscles and tissues. Stretching also helps you strengthen your knee to help you prevent knee pain and injury. Here are [...]
Knee problems affect both men and women. Athletics, aging, injury, and posture all contribute to knee pain. However, women are more likely to experience knee problems-no matter how active or inactive they are. Fortunately, if you know your knees’ weaknesses, you can take steps to prevent injury by being more mindful when lifting, running, or [...]