Knee pain can be a very debilitating and life-altering problem for today’s active adult. Knee pain can creep up slowly over time or literally bring you to your knees in an instant. The causes of knee pain can vary from a torn ligament to arthritis. So, how do you know what the problem is? Sometimes it can … Continue reading Knee pain: Is it arthritis, or is something torn?
Your knee constantly hurts — you can tell it’s starting to wear out. You get swelling, cracking, popping and just aren’t able to be as active as you used to be. When is the right time to think about knee replacement surgery? I answer this question several times per day in my office for many … Continue reading 4 signs it’s time for a knee replacement
Many people, myself included, have a love/hate relationship with running. On the one hand, running allows for a high caloric burn within a short amount of time, meaning it’s one of the most efficient options for exercise. It also improves your cardiac strength and output, and it can improve your respiratory function. All in all, … Continue reading How to get rid of knee pain after running
After living with aching knees for far too long, you finally pulled the trigger, talked to an orthopedic specialist and explored your options to put a stop to your knee pain. You started with imaging, you tried strengthening your knees through physical therapy and alleviating your pain through injections — yet nothing provided longstanding relief. … Continue reading The do’s and don’ts of recovering from knee replacement surgery
Joint pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain. Many people experience aching joints, especially in the knees or hips, and assume it’s a natural part of aging. But there may be an underlying cause — your weight. Think of your body like a car. Over time, the tires on your car … Continue reading Why your weight matters when it comes to hip and knee pain
Knee pain is aggravating and restrictive. It can keep you from participating in activities that you enjoy and halt your daily exercise routine. Yet, whether it’s from a previous or recent injury, knee pain can be alleviated. While the initial reaction to pain is to rest and stay off of the injury, the best form of … Continue reading Knee pain? Alleviate aching knees with these strengthening exercises
Can the weather really cause joint pain? It’s no wives’ tale — people with arthritis really may be able to tell when the weather is going to change. “Barometric pressure, which is the weight of the air surrounding us, often drops significantly before a cold front or storm moves in,” said Duncan McKellar, MD, an orthopedic … Continue reading Weather and joint pain: It’s no wives’ tale
This may sound counterintuitive, but medical experts agree — if you have aching knees, sitting on the sidelines might not be the answer. Getting out and exercising may be the best way to get rid of your knee pain. Sacheen Mehta, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at … Continue reading 4 exercises for aching knees
Joint replacement surgery is life-changing. Would you know if you needed it? At first, retirement couldn’t slow Bueal “Bill” George down. He and his wife, Phyllis, were as busy as ever between traveling overseas, spending time with their 14 grandkids and overseeing numerous rental properties. But then, the pain started. “It got to where it hurt … Continue reading Is it time for joint replacement surgery?
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook won’t be scoring baskets in this year’s NBA playoffs, instead he’ll be having surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. Not great timing when you’re trying to help your team win an NBA Championship. So if his team advances to the next round of … Continue reading Breaking Down Russell Westbrook’s Injury