Chronic hip pain affects thousands of people in the United States, and it is more common with advancing age. The hip joint is an important part of the human anatomy. This joint allows for everyday normal movements, such as standing upright, walking, and sitting. The hip joint also supports and balances the trunk. The
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Although the knee may appear like a simple joint, it is the most complex joint in the body. The knee is also more likely to get injured than any other joint of the body. If you take care of your knees now, before a problem occurs, you can prevent pain and disability. Bones and
The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the humerus (upper arm bone) with the scapula (shoulder blade). The broad ligament that surrounds the shoulder joint is the capsule, which stabilizes the joint. Along with the capsule are four muscles and their tendons, which make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff helps
Knee surgery is never the first option. Sometimes, you can help your knee pain with non-surgical alternative treatments. Because knee pain is common among the general population, be sure to discuss your options with the doctor. Weight Loss and Exercise The knees are weight-bearing joints. If you are overweight, you will have knee pain. Losing
Joint pain is referred as aches, discomfort, and soreness of any body joint. The knee joint is affected by chronic pain more than any other joint in the body. The main cause of chronic knee pain is arthritis, which also is associated with swelling, tenderness around the joint, and loss of function. Causes of Knee
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Knee pain is the most common reason for primary care doctor visits. In addition, 30% of orthopedic complaints are related to knee pain. Overall, half of all athletes have some type of knee pain during their lives. The knee is considered an “at risk” joint. These means that the structure of the knee places mechanical
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Shoulder pain can interfere with usual activities and become a chronic problem. The shoulder is a complex joint that can move through many ranges-of-motion. Injury to the shoulder can quickly be a problem even at a desk job. The shoulder can become injured in isolation or in conjunction with the arm, neck, back, or chest.
Shoulder instability means the shoulder joint is not stable, and slides around too much in the socket. For some patients, the unstable shoulder slips out of the socket, which is caused subluxation. If left untreated, shoulder instability leads to shoulder joint arthritis. What parts of the shoulder are affected by instability? The shoulder is made
Rotator cuff repair surgery is used to repair a torn shoulder tendon or muscle, or to repair a group of tendons and muscles. This procedure is done with a large open incision, or through a buttonhole-sized incision via shoulder arthroscopy. What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles
The knee is the largest joint of the body and it plays a vital role in weight-bearing and movement of the body. It is also one of the most complex joints of the human body. Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect bones. There are two sets of ligaments in the knee: the cruciate ligaments –
- Chronic hip pain affects thousands of people in...
- Although the knee may appear like a simple join...
- The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint t...
- Knee surgery is never the first option. Sometim...
- Joint pain is referred as aches, discomfort, an...