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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

12 Tips for Reducing Knee Joint Pain in Your Daily Life

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 27, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Knee pain can be debilitating. For those that suffer, it often seems like there is no end to the daily soreness and pain that comes from knee joint pain. Although most never find a complete reprieve from the pain, there are some simple steps that anyone can take to improve their comfort and reduce daily knee joint pain.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee joint pain

The Dreaded Runner's Knee - How to Treat it

Posted by Andrea Hamel

July 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Runner's knee, also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome is an unfortunate, yet common ailment that affects runners. Runner's knee is mainly caused by an irritation localized where the kneecap sets upon the thighbone. In fact, at approximately 20 percent of all running related injuries, PFPS is the most common running injury.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Runner's Knee

Guest Post: MY KNEE HURTS…IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT?

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

May 25, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Knee pain is a common condition practitioners encounter. The functional capability of the knee, not to mention its fluidity, and agility is truly amazing. Unfortunately, intrinsic in its design, it has the potential to increase the risk of knee injuries.

Dr. Kevin Wait, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS - Clinic Director of Capitol Physical Therapy in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin deals with complaints of knee pain frequently. As a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Wait has an impressive working knowledge of knee injury and diagnosis. In his article below, Dr. Wait goes over a list of possible knee pain signs and symptoms.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Sports & Spine, Dr. Kevin Wait, Guest Post

Is Jumper's Knee the Cause of Your Knee Pain?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM

As its name might suggest, patellar tendinopathy, or jumper's knee, is one of the more common sports injuries that can affect those that play sports like volleyball or basketball. Jumper's knee results from trauma to the patellar tendon which connects the knee cap (or patella) to the front of the shin. When the tendon is continuously jarred from frequent jumping or even hard running that involves numerous direction changes, it begins to fray.

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Topics: Knee Pain

Those faithful knees...

Posted by Andrea Hamel

February 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM

We beat on them. We twist, spindle and mutilate them. We pray on them, propose on them and crawl around on the floor with the kids and grandkids.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee support, knee brace

Natural Remedies to Assist Knee Injury Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

February 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM

After maintaining a strict adherence to your sport's rules of engagement, including stretching and warming up, maintaining a strength training program and wearing the proper athletic shoes, a sudden knee injury leading to a sprain, fracture or ligament tear can be life changing. When treating basic knee injuries such as a knee sprain, using the RICE method including resting the joint, applying ice packs, compression and keeping the leg elevated can bring relief and allow the joint to heal naturally.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee injury, natural remedies

3 Common Running Injuries Treated Using Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Running feels great, until it doesn't anymore. Running injuries usually happen when you push yourself too hard, wear the wrong shoes, or run with incorrect posture. Unfortunately, as runners, we all manage to overdo it from time to time. Sometimes we think we can walk it off, or take a few days of R & R. Ice will work for many injuries, along with stretches or new muscle-building exercises.

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Topics: Knee Pain

Sports Medicine Braces and Supports: the Knee Brace

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 22, 2016 at 10:49 AM

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the human body.  An injured knee can affect every activity from walking to high level sports.  One common type of device used to protect the knee after injury is a knee brace.  The purpose of a knee brace is to provide support and decrease discomfort while allowing for normal motion of the knee. And hopfully help prevent the need for knee surgery.

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

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

Preventing Common Sport Injuries- Caring For You Knees

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Common sport injuries can escalate into painful conditions. Knee injuries are unpleasant especially when accustomed to regular athletic activity.

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Topics: Knee Pain

The Best Knee Brace Provides The Best Results

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 9, 2015 at 8:26 AM

When a person has experienced an accident or surgery and more, they may need to use a knee brace. It is important they use the best knee brace for their situation. There are a number of knee brace options available. Each provides a different level of support and can be put on the knee in a different way. In some cases, the type of material is also a consideration.
 

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

Can A Knee Support Help You?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 30, 2015 at 2:37 PM

One of the most asked questions people with knee pain probably ask is, "Will I need a knee support?" If your knee was hurt in an accident or you have some type of knee condition, you should make serious considerations of getting some kind of support for your knee. Every knee support is made differently, and you will need to learn about the different support and braces available. 

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

The Most Common Knee Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM

 

 Knee injuries are the most common reason for one to make a doctor's appointment.Millions of people walk into their doctor's office with complaints of knee pain, swelling, or the feeling that your knee is giving out. Here are the most common knee injuries that get you into your doctor.

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Topics: Knee Pain

Gout Can Exacerbate An Injury-Related Swollen Knee

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 28, 2015 at 10:35 AM

swollen knee can be the result of a sports-related injury, arthritic changes, cartilage deterioration, or even gout. Gout is a type of arthritis that can cause the deposit of irritating uric acid crystals to form on the joints of your knees, ankles, fingers, and on the joints of your big toes. While gout typically affects the feet, it can affect your knees as well. The combination of gout and an existing knee injury can cause extreme pain, inflammation, redness, and decreased range-of-motion.

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

Do knee braces prevent knee injuries?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 8, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Knee braces are a common sight. An estimated one-third of the population age 45 and older suffers from knee pain. The knee is a very complicated joint and is subject to strains, sprains, ligament tears, cartilage damage and of course arthritis. Once the knee has been injured or is just showing signs of wear and tear a brace is often the best thing for the knee. 

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

3 Ways to Prevent Knee Injuries in Child Athletes

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 28, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Everyone hates seeing an athlete get injured. That feeling is heightened when the athlete is a child. In order to combat injuries in young athletes, parents and coaches need education on how to help prevent injuries.

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Topics: Knee Pain, child athletes, knee injury

Four Effective Tips to Treat Knee Pain at Home

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM

#1: Foods & Supplements – Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, onions and garlic contain allium, a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory will help relieve knee pain. Ginger powder is another option that relieves and prevents inflammation and reduces the acidity of the fluid in the joints. Ginger powder tastes great in Asian dishes and herbal teas. For natural over-the-counter supplements, try Guggulu, which is an ancient Indian/Ayurvedic detoxifying herb that helps joints and muscles and is endorsed by the Chopra Center. Another option is Glucosamine, which is found naturally in the joints but declines with age. WebMD states: “there's some evidence that glucosamine sulfate supplements help counteract this effect.”

#2: Massage – Home massage can also soothe knee pain and increase blood flow to the sore or injured areas. Basic massage oils like coconut, castor, or sesame oil will work fine, but if you want serious relief, Mahanarayan Oil is an ancient Indian/Ayurvedic remedy that has been used for thousands of years to heal joints and muscles. It is composed of numerous herbal extracts and oils. Use circular motions with the oil to massage the knees, then back-and-forth motions to massage the surrounding calf and thigh muscles.

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

HOW TO GET BACK ON THE TRAIL WHEN SUFFERING FROM RUNNER'S KNEE

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 1, 2015 at 3:40 PM

If you are a runner and have ever suffered an injury to your knees, ankles, shins, or other areas that have stopped you from running, you understand how frustrating it can be to not be able to hit the trail.

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain, Runner's Knee, knee injury

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