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

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

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 joints that leads to osteoarthritis.

Men and women develop OA at different times in their lives. Women can potentially develop osteoarthritis after they enter their 50s, while men can experience OA in their 40s. By the time men enter their 70s, they’ve sustained significant damage to their joints, including the joints in their knees. (more…)

Unexpected Causes of Knee Pain

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 corrective actions.

Most people are aware that stretching, heat treatments, and medication can go a long way toward preventing some pain issues, but they may not be considering the underlying factors which drive those problems. Identifying surprising causes might bring you to simple solutions and can at least allow you to make minor alterations to your daily routine. (more…)

4 Signs That Pain in Your Knee Is Actually Arthritis

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.

Considering more than 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis, understanding the signs of this debilitating condition is smart. Using this guide and the help of your doctor, you can figure out if the pain in your knee is caused by arthritis and if you require medical treatment.

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How High School Athletes Can Prevent ACL Injuries

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 may lose their skills and become less confident about returning to the field. (more…)

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    Dr. Noyes and team educate 270 physicians and therapists from around the world

Dr. Noyes and team educate 270 physicians and therapists from around the world

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 Shoulder Conference provided lecture and breakout sessions that helped attendees learn about the latest advances on and treatment for sports medicine and orthopedic injuries.

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4 Early Warning Signs You Have a Torn Meniscus

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. (more…)

Dormant Buttock Syndrome:Unexplained Knee Pain Can Be a Pain in the Butt

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.
Unless you address the real cause of your knee pain, your condition may only become worse. In some cases,
you can experience permanent damage in your knees.
Here’s what you should know about dormant buttock syndrome, how the syndrome causes pain in your knees,
and what you can do to treat both. (more…)

5 Things You Need to Know About Flat Feet and Knee Damage

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 up the rest of your leg.
However, the flat feet can create a chain reaction up your body, and that damage usually starts in your
knees. In some people, the pain and damage continues up to their hips and into their backs.

Essentially, when you have flat feet, your feet don’t support the weight of your body correctly. The
misalignment of your feet means that your knees aren’t properly aligned either. Basically, the kneecap is
surrounded by a v-shaped groove that allows the cap to move up and down naturally. When your knees are not
properly aligned, the kneecap doesn’t move as it should, and that starts to wear down the surrounding
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Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Tips To Ease Your Pain And Other Symptoms

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 eventually leads to osteoarthritis. Although you can’t cure posttraumatic arthritis, you can take steps to manage your symptoms and prevent it from progressing to osteoarthritis. Here are some things you can do to make life a little more bearable for you.

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The Unhappy Triad of Knee Injuries and the Road to Recovery

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 at healing and restoring full functionality for victims of the unhappy triad. Below is more information about the unhappy triad and how orthopedic surgery can assist with this unfortunate circumstance.

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