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You Can Treat Knee Osteoarthritis by Non-Surgical Means

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Your knees are your body’s strongest and largest joints. They support most of your body’s weight and help you stand, sit, crouch, walk, run, jump and lift. Thus, knee pain often limits your capacity to perform all you desire. Unfortunately, the knee’s complex network of bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments can readily develop arthritis-related damage… Read More

Consultation Options for Knee Replacement Surgery

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Why is the consultation process so important when it comes to knee replacement? Understanding the extent of your health condition is crucial. Opting for joint replacement is a major decision. You will want to ensure that all other options have been exhausted before you opt for surgery. A specialist can provide you with all the… Read More

Orthopedic Consultation that Delivers Answers

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Are you tired of getting nowhere with your orthopedic care? For patients who suffer from joint conditions and chronic pain, delayed results are excruciating. In the meantime, you can’t work, sporting activity is off the cards, and relationships can break down. At the Robotic Joint Center, we believe that a direct, transparent consultation eliminates wasted… Read More

Is Medical Tourism Always a Risk?

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You may have heard the term “medical tourism” on news reports referring to traveling out of the United States for treatment. It is always important to weigh the pros and cons of any procedure or therapy. However, medical tourism is not synonymous with dangerous treatment practices. Once you leave the United States for a medical… Read More

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?

Knee Pain

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

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