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Common Symptoms and Treatments for Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

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Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome is a common knee injury, accounting for up to 12% of running injuries and up to 24% of cycling injuries. The iliotibial band is a strong band of tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh, from the hip bones, all the way to the shin bone, stabilizing the outside… Read More

Could Your Pain Be Caused by Loose Bodies in Your Knee?

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Loose bodies in the knee are usually the result of physical injury. They are small fragments of bone or cartilage that have become loose and can move about. Loose bodies are suspected in the synovium (fluid in the knee). Symptoms of loose bodies can be similar to other painful conditions, so it is important to… Read More

Is Your Construction Career in Peril Due to Articular Cartilage Flap Tear?

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Construction workers spend long hours onsite, working with heavy equipment and materials. As load bearing joints, the knees absorb a large percentage of the weight and forces required in this line of work. Eventually, wear-and-tear or degenerative joint diseases can take a toll. If you are finding walking, lifting or bending at the knees more… Read More

How Cold Weather Can Make Your Knee Pain Worse

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Many of us with knee injuries and strains will have noticed that the pain can be worse when it’s cold outside. The winter season is not only a time to be extra careful to prevent injury, but a time when preexisting conditions can become more inflamed and more painful, but why? Causes of Cold Weather… Read More

Winter Knee Injuries and Pain from Existing Conditions

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Winter time can really draw out old pains and new, depending on the source of that pain. For those who suffer from conditions such as arthritis or osteoarthritis, cold weather often exacerbates symptoms that are otherwise manageable the rest of the year. However, suffering joint injuries is also more likely during adverse weather events such… Read More

Is Knee Pain Impacting Your Daily Life?

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The knee is one of most pivotal joints in the human body. Three bones connect at this juncture, the femur in the thigh, the tibia at the shin and the patella, which sits at the kneecap. Much of your range of motion depends on the fluid function of the knee. Sitting, squatting, walking, running and… Read More

Choosing Treatment Outside Your Geographical Area

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Regardless of the area of the world they live in, many patients face barriers to receiving treatment for their knee pain. A lack of primary care can leave patients without a way to diagnose chronic pain. Patients often think their knee does not hurt enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. They may… Read More

Repairing Knee Joints with Arthroscopy

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Knee injury and pain are a frequent reason patients visit their doctor. Basic remedies such as rest, ice, elevation and anti-inflammatory medication may be enough for minor problems. When there is acute trauma or chronic pain, patients usually need a specialist to assess the type of knee damage and determine how to correct it. Without… Read More

Is Knee Pain Inhibiting Your Workout Routine?

Knee Pain While Exercising

More people than ever are invested in maintaining a healthy and fit body. This could be for aesthetic or image reasons in our increasingly social media-driven culture. However, for others, maintaining a healthy respiratory and circulatory system increases longevity and quality of life. While a calorie and nutrient balanced diet is necessary in maintaining an… Read More

The Four Stages of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects the cartilage that provides cushioning support for the joints. When this cartilage suffers wear and tear, the result is rubbing of the bones together that causes pain, inflammation and limited range of motion. There are four stages of osteoarthritis that relevant medical professionals such as physical therapists… Read More

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