Location. Quality. Even sound. There are a few of the factors doctor ask about your knee pain to help sort causes and culprits.
If you have arthritis in your knees, you know that the aches and stiffness can limit what you do in a day. There are various options for treating the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, and researchers wanted to understand which non-surgical treatments work best. In a recent study, they compared different options. They found that … Read More
Contributor: Kurt Spindler, MD Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, and you’re considering surgical reconstruction, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age. Recent research shows that the patient’s age and the type of graft performed can predict the … Read More
The most common cause of knee pain can hit you at any age — your 30s or 40s as easily as your 60s and 70s. Orthopaedic surgeon Robert Nickodem, Jr., MD says osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear arthritis,” is the most common cause of knee pain. It includes more than 100 types of arthritis or joint inflammation. … Read More
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Whether it’s a painful shoulder, knee or elbow, tendonitis and bursitis are troublesome conditions that can affect just about anyone. The pain can come gradually, building up over time. Or it can feel sudden and severe. If you feel concerned or unsure about the cause of pain, see your doctor. But in many cases, it’s … Read More