Winter and Joint Pain

Do achy joints plague you during the coldest months? Does it seem like your knees, hips, and ankles feel sore whenever snow is falling? It’s not your imagination! Winter weather—particularly cold—can cause slow, achy joints, making it hard to get moving. If you’re looking for winter joint pain relief, here are eight tips to help... Continue Reading →

All About Knee Pain Part 5 of 6

Part 5 knee Treatments Conservative care Many types of knee pain can be relieved and/or resolved with conservative treatments such as: Rest When the knee is injured or is inflamed, as in bursitis, tendonitis or arthritis, it’s important to rest the joint and avoid overuse. That may mean keeping the knee straight (extended) or in... Continue Reading →

All about Knee pain part 4 of 6

  Part 4 knees How is knee pain diagnosed?   When diagnosing any knee pain, the physician will take your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. To help your doctor best understand your knee pain, you’ll need to provide the following information: • A description of your knee pain (aching, tenderness, burning or... Continue Reading →

All About Our Knees Part 3 of 6

Part 3 knee Knee injuries can be the result of sports, falls or trauma. They typically involve the ligaments that hold two of the bones of the knee – the femur and tibia – together. Here are some of the most common types: Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are among the most common... Continue Reading →

All About Our Knees Part 2

Types of Pain What are the different types of knee pain? Knee pain has many causes. Some of the most common include: Osteoarthritis Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes joint inflammation. Symptoms include redness, warmth, swelling, tenderness and pain. Up to 30 percent of the population may have knee osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear”... Continue Reading →

Risks – Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients. In some cases, patients require an additional knee operation. British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high... Continue Reading →

Knee Pain In The Winter

Knees not feeling great this time of year? Do you need a thermometer to let you know when the temperatures change outside? Or do your joints painfully serve as your weather forecast? Unfortunately, for many who suffer from osteoarthritis or other inflammatory conditions, cold weather can cause havoc on already vulnerable parts of your body.... Continue Reading →

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