Learn about the causes of knee pain at night, treatment options, and preventive measures for better knee joint health. Find relief and improve your quality of life.
As you get older, the body starts to wear down. Bones and muscles can begin to weaken. Some say stretch and say do not. So, what should you do? Learn more in this article.
Bursae are small sacs of fluid that provide cushion for joint tissues. Your body has about 140 of these sacs. The inflammation of the bursae is called bursitis. This causes swelling and stiffness in the joints.
Septic arthritis is a joint infection. Germs from another part of the body enter the joint. In fact, it is a very painful condition.
During the pandemic, patients have been asking us a lot about COIVD-19. In fact, many patients are wondering will the Coronavirus affect bones and joints? We don’t really know much about this strand. However, we do know that this virus mimics the typical flu or viral infection.
If you suffer from sciatic nerve pain, you may find it impossible to exercise when living with sciatica. However, we have three tips that can get moving!
To help prevent osteoporosis and spinal injuries attributed to it, assessing a patient’s risk factors is the first step. The next step is to conduct a Bone Density Test, aka a Bone Mineral Density Test, or BMD. The test measures a patient’s bone mass. The BMD is not only the most innovative test for assessing bone mass; it’s quick, easy, and painless!
Physical therapy for neck pain focuses on two things, Improving strength and flexibility. Active exercise is the best way to do this. Working the surrounding muscles will gradually expedite healing. The type and amount of activity, though, may vary depending on the neck pain level.
The kneecap is also known as the patella. A dislocated kneecap is not uncommon, especially among athletes. Treatment, however, depends on the severity of the injury. Some kneecaps will relocate themselves. On the other hand, others need the help of a physician or knee specialist.
When your knee will not bend, it is a “locked knee.” The inability to straighten your knee can be painful. It can hurt to sit, stand, and step up. To relieve pain, you need to identify the cause.
If you’ve had an injury, such as a broken ankle, sprain, or strain, then chances are your doctor recommended the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method. This method is simple and reduces swelling, eases pain, and helps speed up recovery.
Your hamstring is not a single “string” of muscle. It is a bundle of three muscles. They run down the back of the thigh. The hamstring is what allows you to bend your knee.
Over 20% of knee arthritis patients have a torn ligament. Torn ligaments are common injuries. Treating it properly can reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Studies found a common link between a torn ACL and knee arthritis.
Do you experience a tingling sensation in your wrist? It may be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. You have likely heard of this condition. It is common among athletes and certain forms of work.
Sports injuries are not just for athletes. After a week at the desk, even weekend golf can cause injuries. And treating and preventing sports injuries can often become difficult.
Your shoulder blade is the triangular bone at the back of your shoulder. There are several reasons that you may feel pain in this area.
An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury commonly puts people on the bench. In fact, the pain is sharp and sudden and can limit what you do.
Running puts the body through a lot. The pounding of feet on the ground can cause injury. Specifically, thigh and hip pain are the most common of running injuries.
Athletic individuals are likely familiar with knee pain, specifically, pain at the front of the knee. However, this has been called both runner’s knee and jumper’s knee. But, are they the same thing?
Runner’s knee is when pain occurs in the front of the knee. Specifically, pain in the patellofemoral joint, which is caused by an abnormality in the joint. The patella (kneecap) normally slides along the femur when you move.
Lumbar spinal stenosis causes inflammation and pain. However, the good news, there are at-home pain management techniques you can try to relieve spinal stenosis pain!
Almost everyone nowadays has a cell phone. In fact, texting has become more common than calling. But, are you guilty of texting too much? And what exactly is too much texting?
Many people with chronic pain wonder if they can benefit from yoga. In fact, many people take up yoga for that reason. Most people find that yoga does help reduce pain. It also helps improve their overall wellbeing.
Pinched nerves and degenerative disc disease cause back pain. The two conditions are different, despite causing similar symptoms.
Exercise is beneficial to relieve osteoarthritis pain. Thankfully, you don’t need to fatigue yourself to feel the benefits of exercise.
An adjustable bed is great for alleviating back pain. But, it isn’t for everyone. Before you buy one, there are important questions to answer.
Your clavicle is also known as your collarbone. This is a thin and long bone running between your neck and shoulder. A broken collarbone can cause serious difficulty. You have two clavicle bones, hollowing out at your throat.
People of all ages can experience bone density loss. You can have unhealthy bones at any age. Knowing what to avoid for healthy bones is important.
Using heat has been a common solution for treating injuries. The most effective heat therapy, however, will maintain heat during the course of treatment.
Knee swelling or knee effusion occurs when water accumulates around the knee. This typically happens as a result of injury, disease, or chronic overuse of the knee.
There are several types of arthritis but rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common. The inflammation of the joints with this disease cause pain, immobility, and can interfere with your daily activities. There are medications that can help reduce inflammation and slow the progression of the disease down, but once joint damage is severe, these drugs will no longer be effective. Surgery may be the best option at this time.
Many of us live with nagging neck pain. Sometimes the pain starts gradually while other times it’s a sharp intense pain. Unfortunately, many Americans do experience neck pain. Thankfully, we have some tips to consider when managing neck pain that you probably haven’t heard of!
Your hamstring muscle is connected to the ischial tuberosity in the pelvis by three tendons. Sports and repetitive movements can cause the collagen in these tendons to lose elasticity. As the collagen breaks down, an injury becomes more likely. The chronic inflammation and degeneration
Muscle cramps are a common issue, and we’ve all gotten them at one point or another. There are dozens of reasons why they manifest – dehydration, stress, overexertion, menstruation – but regardless of where they come from, they’re never a welcome guest.
Our knees help us do our everyday activities, from cleaning the house to playing those sports we love. When you experience a torn meniscus the symptoms are similar to that of knee osteoarthritis. Thus, making it hard to locate the pain source.
Do you suspect you have text neck? The issue is rising due to the world becoming more and more technologically dependent. Nowadays, people are stuck in their cell phones quite often, even over dinner.
We typically don’t think about our shoulders too much until we experience pain in one of them. And it’s difficult to live with shoulder pain since we use them so often in our everyday lives. When this occurs, small tasks can seem so monumental.
Basketball results in more lower body injuries than almost any sports. Although, not only basketball players can injure their tendons. In fact, anyone can injure their tendons…
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