According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 19.5% of American adults suffer from chronic knee pain. This pain can result from a variety of causes, ranging from poorly healed fractures to ACL injuries to osteoarthritis. But no matter the cause behind your flare-ups, you naturally want to find a solution. You shouldn't [...]
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Your cartilage plays a key role in your ability to move comfortably. The rubbery connective tissue sits between your joints, acting as a cushion and absorbing friction whenever you flex and extend. But despite being a tough material, cartilage wears away easily, and in some cases, cartilage can break away from the joint entirely. When [...]
In children, knock knees (or genu valgum) is a common condition, and many kids grow out of the condition as they get older. When children are in the womb, the knees remain in a bent position. As a result, infants are often born with bowed legs until they reach 2 or 3 years old. As [...]
Shoes may complete your outfit, but the wrong shoes can seriously damage your knees over time. In this blog, we list eight common ways poor shoe choices can impact your knees and which shoes cause specific knee problems. 1. Collapsed Arches When your feet don't have enough support, your arches can collapse. Arch problems cause [...]
You may deal with little aches and pains fairly often, especially if you live an active life or work on your feet. You probably postpone seeing a doctor about this discomfort, deciding that if you wait for a little while the sensation will subside. Sometimes, this theory holds true, but what about the cases where [...]
When you feel knee pain, your doctor or coach may recommend that you wear a knee brace or that you stretch before you exercise. These strategies are effective in preventing knee injuries while you play sports. But what if athletic activity isn't the only factor causing your knee pain? There are several simple things you [...]
If you're an athlete or if osteoporosis runs in your family, you want to do all you can to prevent knee injury. In a previous article, we talked about a new training program that helps athletes prevent knee injury. The training involves plyometric training, strength training, agility drills, and flexibility exercises. But exercise and training aren't the only ways to strengthen [...]
If you worry about your knee health, many people may tell you to avoid running at all costs. Running exerts three times as much force on the knees and joints as walking, and the extra impact purportedly weakens cartilage and worsens joint pain. However, researchers have discovered the opposite is often true. Studies indicate that running does [...]
Dr. Noyes has many research interests and one of the most prominent is the prevention of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes. ACL injuries can cause long-term problems in the knee joint, including the early onset of osteoarthritis. It has been evident for some time that a gender disparity exists in noncontact ACL [...]
Whether you recently had knee replacement surgery or you've long had chronic knee pain, exercise is one of the best ways to protect your joints and encourage healing. The right exercises improve your range of motion, flexibility, and strength, allowing you to move with ease. However, some exercises are better for your knees than others. If you [...]