Plyometric jumps help you build muscle and improve your cardiovascular health, as well as increase your strength, speed, endurance, and agility. But if you’re a beginner who chooses to learn the moves on your own, you can potentially injure your knees if you perform the exercises without taking the right precautions. Plyometric jumps require you to [...]
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Arthroscopic surgery of the knee is one of the most important advances in orthopedic medicine. The use of miniaturized, highly sophisticated equipment helps make knee surgery a less cumbersome process for both the patient and the medical team. As a result, recovery times are often quicker with fewer complications. However, it is important to keep [...]
Resistance training with weights can help with weight loss and muscle health, but you need to train safely. While weightlifting does not cause as many injuries as other sports, knee injuries are still possible when the joint is placed under a lot of stress. Here are the most common knee injuries and what you can [...]
Osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage on your joints wears away, leaving the bones rubbing against each other. Often caused by repetitive motions, this condition can be painful and even debilitating in some cases. Although it's impossible to rebuild cartilage, you can address the condition's symptoms with a number of treatment options. 1. Exercise [...]
Beginning in 2016, new laws in many states will require schools to train students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before high school graduation. We are proud to say that Dr. Frank and Joanne Noyes, on behalf of the Noyes Knee Institute, donated 2 CPR in School kits to Milford High School. This tremendous gift will allow [...]
If you are over 50 and experience severe pain in your knees, you may think that your discomfort is due to your age. However, getting older doesn't have to mean that you'll experience aches and pains, especially if you're a relatively healthy individual. Instead, you might be unintentionally aggravating the tissues that support your thighs, [...]
The iliotibial band, or IT band as it is more commonly known, is a band of connective tissue in your leg. It runs along the outside of the thigh from your hip to the middle of your knee. When you run, this band is put under a lot of stress due to the repeated flexion [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]