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Living With Chronic Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

March 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM

If you have ever suffered from aching knees, then you know the misery that comes with this condition. People may experience two conditions that result in knee pain — Acute or Chronic.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee joint pain, Martial Arts Injuries

The Best And Worst Yoga Poses to Get Rid of Knee Pain And Build Stronger Joints

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 26, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Treatment for knee pain takes many different forms. For some people, they'll simply need to rest their knee, make some lifestyle adjustments, or try new exercises that don't put too much stress on their joints. In more severe cases of chronic knee pain or in the case of a bad sports injury, surgery may be required. However, for anyone experiencing relatively mild yet incredibly annoying knee pain, there are a few things you can try. One thing that many people find very beneficial for their knee pain is yoga. If you are looking for something that will not only relieve some of your knee pain, but make your knee joints stronger over the long run, take a look at a few useful yoga poses that will help. At the end, we will also discuss a couple of yoga poses that are not good for your knees and that should be avoided.

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Topics: Knee Pain, yoga, knee joint pain

Knee Pain Treatments of All Varieties to Try out

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 21, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Knee pain is absolutely something that you should take seriously, and this means examining all possible ways of treating the injury. This includes both “all natural” and more traditional types of treatment within the medical field. Herbs, dietary supplements, exercises and just about everything else that you can think of have been prescribed before. Anything that could potentially help you relieve pain is worth checking out.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee injuries, knee pain treatment

The Best And Worst Exercises For Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 19, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Knee joint pain is an extremely common ailment that can affect everyone, young and old alike. While it is important that you get expert medical advice regarding the best treatment for a knee injury, once you have recovered, you can begin to explore the different exercises that are hugely beneficial for regaining and maintaining strength in and around your knee. In this post, we will uncover five of the best exercises you can use to help alleviate your knee pain and three of the worst exercises that you should avoid after a recent knee injury.

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee joint pain

A Look at Two Potential Causes of Athletic Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 12, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Whether your knee joint pain has progressively gotten worse or the pain started suddenly, if you are experiencing serious pain around your knee, you might be wondering what is wrong and what you can do to treat your pain. While there are many causes of knee pain, a meniscus tear and an ACL tear are among the most common types of knee pain for athletes.  

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee joint pain, Knee Braces, Knee Injuries

Get Back on Your Feet Faster with Effective Treatments for Knee Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 7, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Popular culture has long relied on the stereotype of the person who predicts bad weather when his knee is "acting up". This stereotype is far from entertaining to people who suffer knee injuries when they pursue more active lifestyles, and to an aging population that may be in the beginning stages of knee osteoarthritis. Rather than relegating knee pain to a method of predicting the weather, people who experience knee injuries are looking for effective treatments for knee injuries that not only reduce and eliminate knee pain, but that also help them regain mobility and get back to their chosen activities as quickly as is possible.

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Topics: Knee Pain, Knee Braces, Knee Injuries

Cheerleading Knee Pain: Why Your Daughter's Knee Is Locking Up

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 5, 2017 at 9:09 AM

Cheerleading is a fun and athletic sport, one that your daughter loves. Unfortunately, she has been suffering from a “locked” knee or one that suddenly refused to bend for a period of time.

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Topics: Knee Pain, cheerleading, locked knee

The Most Common Knee Injuries, Or Just What the Heck Should You Do Now?!

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 21, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Between the smooth gliding surfaces and the shapes of the articulating joints there is very little inherent stability in the knee. As a result, there should be no surprise when, after an activity that you’ve no doubt performed hundreds of times before without incident, you sit staring in utter agony at your knee wondering what in the world happened. In such situations, however, it may be useful to know some of the most common knee injuries; or, just what the heck should you do now?!

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Topics: Knee Pain, knee injury

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

If you would like to walk more comfortably each day, consider these tips:

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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 Running Injuries Treated Using Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Running feels great until it doesn't. 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

What Exactly is Runner's Knee and What Can I Do About it?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 29, 2015 at 9:23 AM

You are a runner and you have a painful knee. You will most likely be diagnosed with runner's knee, but there is a bit more involved than just this lump term. Calling it runner's knee is something like saying you have sciatica. Neither is a diagnosis per se, but more like overall symptoms of an underlying problem.

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

Bone Bruises

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

A bone bruise is a traumatic injury from a forceful impact during sports. It’s characterized by severe pain that can last for weeks or months.

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain, Bone Bruises

Treatment and Knee Braces For Medial Collateral Ligament Tears

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

October 1, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Тrеаtmеnt оf аn МСL tеаr dереnds оn thе sеvеrіtу оf thе іnјurу. Тrеаtmеnt аlwауs bеgіns wіth аllоwіng thе раіn tо subsіdе, bеgіnnіng wоrk оn mоbіlіtу, fоllоwеd bу strеngthеnіng thе knее tо rеturn tо sроrts аnd асtіvіtіеs. Вrасіng саn оftеn bе usеful fоr trеаtmеnt оf МСL іnјurіеs. Fоrtunаtеlу, mоst оftеn surgеrу іs nоt nесеssаrу fоr thе trеаtmеnt оf аn МСL tеаr. Іn sоmе sресіfіс сіrсumstаnсеs, surgеrу mау bе rесоmmеndеd. Моst оftеn, surgеrу іs usеd fоr trеаtmеnt оf thе mоst sеvеrе МСL іnјurіеs.

Grаdе І МСL Теаrs: Grаdе І tеаrs оf thе МСL usuаllу rеsоlvе соmрlеtеlу wіthіn а fеw wееks. Тrеаtmеnt соnsіsts оf:

  • Rеstіng frоm асtіvіtу
  • Ісіng thе іnјurу
  • Аntі-іnflаmmаtоrу mеdісаtіоns
  • Κnее ехеrсіsеs

Моst раtіеnts wіth а grаdе І МСL tеаr wіll bе аblе tо rеturn tо sроrts wіthіn оnе оr twо wееks fоllоwіng thеіr іnјurу.

Grаdе ІІ МСL Теаrs: Whеn а grаdе ІІ МСL іnјurу оссurs, usе оf а hіngеd knее brасе іs соmmоn іn еаrlу trеаtmеnt. Тhе hіngеd knее brасе wіll аllоw уоu tо bеnd thе knее, but рrоvіdе suрроrt tо thе іnјurеd lіgаmеnt. Оthеrwіsе, thе trеаtmеnt рrіnсірlеs аrе thе sаmе аs thоsе fоr раtіеnts wіth а grаdе І МСL tеаr.

Аthlеtеs wіth а grаdе ІІ іnјurу саn rеturn tо асtіvіtу оnсе thеу аrе nоt hаvіng раіn dіrесtlу оvеr thе МСL оr sуmрtоms оf іnstаbіlіtу. Раtіеnts wіth а grаdе ІІ іnјurу оftеn rеturn tо sроrts wіthіn thrее оr fоur wееks аftеr thеіr іnјurу.

Grаdе ІІІ МСL Теаrs: Whеn а grаdе ІІІ МСL tеаr оссurs, раtіеnts shоuld brасе thеіr knее аnd usе сrutсhеs untіl раіn hаs subsіdеd. Тhе knее саn bе іmmоbіlіzеd fоr а fеw dауs іnіtіаllу, but еаrlу rаngе-оf-mоtіоn wіll hеlр іn thе hеаlіng рrосеss.

Оnсе thе раtіеnt саn bеgіn bеndіng thеіr knее, еаrlу rаngе-оf-mоtіоn ехеrсіsеs shоuld соmmеnсе, іnсludіng stаtіоnаrу bісусlіng. Νоrmаl wаlkіng аnd рrоgrеssіоn tо јоggіng саn bеgіn аs раіn аllоws. Usе оf а knее brасе іs usuаllу vеrу hеlрful tо suрроrt thе knее, еsресіаllу іn thе еаrlіеr stаgеs оf rеhаb. Моst аthlеtеs rеturn tо sроrts аbоut thrее mоnths аftеr а grаdе ІІІ МСL tеаr. Contact us to learn more about knee braces. Follow us on Twitter @MuellerSportMed

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain, General Health

Knee Pain Got You Sidelined? 3 Ways To Alleviate The Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 25, 2014 at 10:34 AM

If you enjoy an active lifestyle, it's just a matter of time before you injure your knee. Unfortunately, knee pain can prevent you from enjoying most activities. Luckily, there are a few things you can do at home to help alleviate knee pain.

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Topics: Knee Pain

Information to Help You Manage Sports Injuries

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM

If you have a sports injury and need more information about how to manage the injury, try MedlinePlus®. MedlinePlus®, produced and maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, contains information on more than 900 health topics in English and in Spanish. Some of the topics also have links to information in other languages. These links come from U.S. government sites and non-government health care associations.

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Topics: Knee Pain

Knee Braces for Comfort and Healing

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

September 20, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Knee Brace shown in photo: OmniForce® 300 Knee Support with Gel

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

What is the Best Knee Brace For Me

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

As the weather warms up, more and more people are taking to outdoor sports. Unfortunately, when playing sports injuries can and do happen. If you have experienced a torn MCL, PCL, or ACL in the past, you are more susceptible to injure your knee again. A common injury for many teens and adults is an injured knee. Preventative care is the best way to ensure that injuries do not occur. The best way to do this is to wear a knee brace when playing sports. 

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Topics: Knee Braces, Knee Pain

Knee pain Brought on by Runner's Knee: Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM

One of the major causes of knee pain in the front of the knee cap in athletes is a set of conditions called “runner’s knee.” Also called “Patellofemoral pain” can be caused by overuse or by a sudden injury, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. It can result from strained tendons, common in athletes, and a number of other factors.

 

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

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