patient education

Men in Their 40s: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Achy, Stiff Knees

2017-08-10T15:15:02+00:00

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 [...]

Men in Their 40s: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Achy, Stiff Knees 2017-08-10T15:15:02+00:00

Unexpected Causes of Knee Pain

2017-08-10T15:15:16+00:00

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 [...]

Unexpected Causes of Knee Pain 2017-08-10T15:15:16+00:00

4 Signs That Pain in Your Knee Is Actually Arthritis

2017-08-10T15:15:25+00:00

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. [...]

4 Signs That Pain in Your Knee Is Actually Arthritis 2017-08-10T15:15:25+00:00

The Unhappy Triad of Knee Injuries and the Road to Recovery

2017-08-10T15:23:08+00:00

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 [...]

The Unhappy Triad of Knee Injuries and the Road to Recovery 2017-08-10T15:23:08+00:00

Active Women in Their 40s: Tips to Keep Knee Pain at Bay When You Exercise

2017-08-10T15:23:25+00:00

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 [...]

Active Women in Their 40s: Tips to Keep Knee Pain at Bay When You Exercise 2017-08-10T15:23:25+00:00

Stretches to Ease Knee Pain

2017-08-10T15:24:00+00:00

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 [...]

Stretches to Ease Knee Pain 2017-08-10T15:24:00+00:00

Weak in the Knees: Why Women Are at Greater Risk for Knee Problems

2017-08-10T15:24:23+00:00

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 [...]

Weak in the Knees: Why Women Are at Greater Risk for Knee Problems 2017-08-10T15:24:23+00:00

Weightlifting: Common Knee Injuries and How to Prevent Them

2017-08-10T15:27:12+00:00

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 [...]

Weightlifting: Common Knee Injuries and How to Prevent Them 2017-08-10T15:27:12+00:00

Five Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis in Your Knee

2017-08-10T15:27:41+00:00

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 [...]

Five Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis in Your Knee 2017-08-10T15:27:41+00:00

Over 50 With Knee Pain: Is It Your Age or Something Else?

2017-08-10T15:27:58+00:00

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, [...]

Over 50 With Knee Pain: Is It Your Age or Something Else? 2017-08-10T15:27:58+00:00