Joints can emit many noises, often described as popping, snapping or catching. These noises are termed “crepitus”, meaning “to rattle”. People can experience crepitus at any age, but it is more common with seniors. What causes noises in the joints? Popping noises are usually caused due to air bubbles forming in the joint spaces, where

While many people undergo successful knee replacement every year, many are still not able to benefit from this effective treatment because they are not aware of the signs that indicate the need for knee replacement. Signs of Knee Damage The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chances are of a complete recovery. Here are

Life with debilitating knee pain can interfere with your overall quality of life.  Knee arthritis is a leading cause of disability.  When conservative treatments fail, partial or total joint replacement surgery may be an effective treatment option for you. If you are experiencing the following, it may be time for you to undergo a knee

Frozen Shoulder 101

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 by

If you are suffering from a frozen shoulder, a.k.a. adhesive capsulitis, you may be feeling pain and stiffness in your shoulder. As the condition progresses, you may lose several degrees of motion. Frozen shoulder affects more women than men, between the ages of 40 and 60. Stages of Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder consists of 3

Many people experience a shoulder injury or problem. This is often due to the reason that the focus of training is mostly front deltoid muscle while the medial and posterior deltoids are neglected. You can strengthen your deltoids to prevent shoulder injury. Popular deltoid strength-training exercises include – Barbell upright row Battling ropes Cable diagonal

Children and adults have slightly different anatomy and physiology. The main difference between the knee in an adult and a child is the growth center or physis. Growth centers are regions at the end of the femur and tibia, on both sides of the knee. These growth centers provide most of the growth of the

PCL or Posterior cruciate ligament is one of the less commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bones together and the PCL attaches to the back of the thigh bone and the back of the shin bone. It stabilizes the knee and controls how far backward the shin

Treatment of patellofemoral issues begins with reducing the inflammation in the knee. This is achieved with rest and anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen. Physical therapy, bracing or taping, ice, massage, and/or ultrasound may be advised to relieve pain and swelling. If these measures fail to relieve the symptoms, surgery may be recommended. Arthroscopy is useful in

Corticosteroids are a class of hormones that are naturally produced in the body’s adrenal glands. However, these hormones can also be manufactured in a lab. Both treat a variety of health issues, including orthopedic conditions, like arthritis and inflammation from soft tissue injuries. There are two types of corticosteroids – Glucocorticoids can help to fight

Have you ever landed improperly while jumping and felt something pop in your knee? Or maybe you hit your knee hard upon a collision, or suddenly twisted or pivoted while skiing, dancing, or playing. Suddenly your knee may start hurting and buckling under your weight. Within a few hours, you may notice swelling and tenderness,

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