As we get older, many of our joints don’t move as easily as they did in the past, especially our knees. Getting on the floor to play with children or our dog can be a time consuming effort. They become bored before we hit the floor and get semi-comfortable. Other pleasurable activities like gardening or even getting into a beach chair can be a chore. Let’s discover the most common types of knee arthritis and how to treat them.
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The patella is the bone that covers the kneecap and protects it. Its job is to help the front thigh muscle complete your ability to straighten your leg. The patella fits into a groove and moves up and down as the knee bends or straightens. When it slips out of that groove, you have patella instability. How do you know? Here we will describe 8 signs of patella instability.
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Is your knee starting to do strange things? Does it make cracking noises when you get up after sitting for a while? Are you having new pains when climbing stairs? Perhaps you have a dull ache in the front of your knee even if you aren’t doing anything. All these symptoms could be new to you, and you want to know: what is causing my kneecap pain?
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Athletes and non-athletes alike need to protect their knees from falls, twists, or trauma. Anyone from a young athlete to a middle aged person or senior can benefit from strengthening their knees. Here are 7 ways to strengthen your knees and avoid injury.
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MCL, or medial collateral ligament, is a wide thick band of tissue that runs down the inner part of the knee from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shinbone) about 4 – 6 inches from the knee. If you have injured your MCL, keep reading to learn more about treatment and recovery.
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Microfracture surgery is performed as part of arthroscopic knee surgery, and is generally considered first line treatment for cartilage damage in the knee joint. If you are having microfracture surgery for the knee, here is what to expect.
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Timing is everything, even when it comes to having knee replacement surgery. Latest statistics tell us 90% of Americans are waiting too long to have their knee replaced, whereas 25% are having the surgery too early and missing out on the best benefits. Yes, timing is everything! Let’s discover when to proceed, and what exactly are the risks of delaying knee replacement surgery.
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Cartilage damage within a knee joint may necessitate microfracture surgery for the knee. Although microfracture surgery can be performed on other joints, it is more often performed on the knee. If you are facing microfracture surgery and wondering about rehab, there are 5 recovery tips after microfracture surgery for the knee you show know.
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If you hear that click and pop from your knee when you get up from a chair, it could be one of the signs that it is time for a knee replacement. If your activities are limited and the pain keeps you from enjoying life, it could be time to speak to Dr. Camille Clinton about knee replacement surgery.
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Do you hear a creak when you get up from a chair? Is it becoming more difficult to kneel down to do your gardening? If so, you know what “old man time” can do to your knees. That snap, crackle, and pop is not what you want to hear. The good news is, how to keep your knees healthy as you age is really not as difficult as you may think.
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