Chronic knee pain can increase after an injury, even more so with the development of complex regional pain syndrome. This type of chronic pain is persistent and can make daily life hard to manage. There are ways to control this chronic pain in your knee. Some treatments known to help this condition are physical therapy,

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

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Monday, 01 April 2019 by

The iliotibial band is a strong, thick band of fibrous tissue that runs along the outside of the leg. It starts at the hip and runs along the outer thigh and attaches on the outside edge of the tibia just below the knee joint. It supports and helps provide stability to the outside of the

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,

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Sunday, 10 March 2019 by

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition in which the supraspinatus tendon at the top rotator cuff and bursa get impinged between the humerus and the acromion process of the scapula. It is characterized by pain at the front and/or outside of the shoulder and upper arm, which tends to be worse at night when sleeping

Hallux Rigidus

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 by

Hallux Rigidus (HR) is is a type of degenerative arthritis involving the joint located at the base of the big toe. HR causes pain and stiffness in the joint, which progressively worsened with time. It can be a very disabling condition as it makes it very difficult and painful to walk, stoop down, climb up

Signs of an ACL Tear

Thursday, 28 February 2019 by

The knee joint is formed by three bones – the thighbone or femur, the shinbone or tibia and the kneecap or patella. The kneecap sits in front of the joint. These bones are connected with each other by ligaments. There are 4 main ligaments in the knee. These ligaments act like strong cables holding the

Orthopedic immobilization is often required to allow an orthopedic injury to heal properly. Injured bones and soft tissues may become more damaged if affected areas aren’t immobilized. Preventing movement also helps to reduce pain. Immobilization is achieved with different procedures, depending on the location and severity of the injury. Braces are used to immobilize a

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