patient education

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

Runners: Take These Steps to Protect Yourself Against IT Band Syndrome

2017-08-10T15:31:57+00:00

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 [...]

Runners: Take These Steps to Protect Yourself Against IT Band Syndrome 2017-08-10T15:31:57+00:00

3 Signs You May Need Knee Replacement Surgery

2017-08-10T15:32:50+00:00

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 [...]

3 Signs You May Need Knee Replacement Surgery 2017-08-10T15:32:50+00:00

4 Contributors to Cartilage Loss

2017-08-10T15:33:06+00:00

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 [...]

4 Contributors to Cartilage Loss 2017-08-10T15:33:06+00:00

8 Ways the Wrong Shoes Can Affect Your Knees

2017-08-10T15:33:47+00:00

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 [...]

8 Ways the Wrong Shoes Can Affect Your Knees 2017-08-10T15:33:47+00:00

10 Signs You Should See a Doctor About Your Knee Pain

2017-08-10T15:34:15+00:00

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 [...]

10 Signs You Should See a Doctor About Your Knee Pain 2017-08-10T15:34:15+00:00

3 Unexpected Ways to Prevent Knee Pain

2017-09-12T20:38:29+00:00

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 [...]

3 Unexpected Ways to Prevent Knee Pain 2017-09-12T20:38:29+00:00