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Knee Pain Treatments for "Runner's Knee" Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 18, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Most runners and other athletes have a love/hate relationship with their knees. They have a deep sense of appreciation for the mechanical wonder that is a knee joint, with its ability to propel a body forward with balance, speed, and power. Yet they despair over the joint's fragility and its ability to interfere with even the simplest forward motion when it is sore or injured. The good news is that a casual runner does not need access to a professional athlete's medical staff for knee pain treatments. The better news is that a few regular stretching and strengthening exercises can prevent knee pain and injuries and speed the recovery when runner's knee injuries do happen.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Runner's Knee, knee injuries

Knee Joint Pain: Common Causes and Potential Treatments

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Knee joint pain can have a major impact on your life, particularly if you're an athlete or work a job that comes with physical demands. Unfortunately, knee joint injuries are not the type that will typically just "go away" on their own. In fact, knee injuries can be among the worst in terms of healing time, with recovery times ranging anywhere from three to nine months (depending on the specific cause and extent of your injury). Furthermore, without the proper diagnosis and care, even slight knee joint pain can become exponentially worse in a very short period of time.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee injuries, knee joint pain

What to do during and after your knee injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Knee injuries are a common and often frightening injury to everyone from sports participants to average every day people. We slip and fall and usually the first thing that feels pain is our knees. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (Website) the knee is one of the most commonly injured body parts. This is not a surprise since it carries a vast portion of our body weight.

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Topics: knee injuries

What Happens During Physical Therapy Session for Knee Pain?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Тhе humаn knее іs а hіngе јоіnt thаt іs соmрrіsеd оf thе tіbіа (shіn) аnd thе fеmur (thіgh). Тhе раtеllа, оr knеесар, іs lосаtеd іn thе frоnt оf thе knее. Тhе knее іs suрроrtеd bу fоur lіgаmеnts. Тwо shосk аbsоrbеrs, еасh саllеd а mеnіsсus, аrе fоund wіthіn thе knее.

Knee injuries саn bе саusеd bу rереtіtіvе trаumа аnd strаіn оr bу іnјurу. Оссаsіоnаllу іt оссurs fоr nо арраrеnt rеаsоn. Whеn knее раіn оссurs, уоu mау ехреrіеnсе funсtіоnаl lіmіtаtіоns thаt іnсludе dіffісultу wаlkіng, rіsіng frоm sіttіng, оr аsсеndіng аnd dеsсеndіng stаіrs.

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Topics: knee injuries

Knee Sleeves: What Are They and When to Wear Them

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Knee injuries are a major problem in athletics around the world. Not only can blown ACLs, MCLs, PCLs, and torn cartilage take athletes out of the game for long periods of time, if poorly handled and not allowed enough recovery time athletes may never be able to play again. When it comes to braces and supports for the knee, athletes may only think to slip on their hard brace in order to prevent injury. However, these hard braces not only limit knee mobility, but will prevent the joint from becoming stronger overtime. For athletes looking to prevent knee injury without compromising their knees, then knee sleeves are the way to go.

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Topics: knee injuries

Five Effective Ways of Treating Knee Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 12, 2016 at 2:30 PM

The personality type of the typical amateur athlete someone that doesn't want to sit on the sideline any longer than they absolutely have to. Whether you're a runner, a racquetball player, soccer enthusiast, or whatever it is that gets your juices flowing, treating knee injuries can be tricky business. The biggest reason being that it can be a very fine line between persevering or "playing through the pain" and pushing the limits too far. Sometimes when you don't respect a knee injury enough and attempt to keep pushing the limits, you end up hurting it even worse, and something that could have been completely better in four to five days becomes something that keeps you sidelined for four to five weeks.

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Topics: knee injuries

Using a Knee Strap to Treat Running Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 3, 2016 at 1:11 PM

If you've ever seen a runner sporting a thin, tourniquet-like knee strap, you may have wondered about the purpose and effectiveness of the device.  What is it?  How does it work?  What is it supposed to do?  Does it actually help?

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee injuries, knee strap

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