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,

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

The kneecap or patella can escape or dislocate out of its natural position. The dislocated kneecap is different from knee joint dislocation. The kneecap connects the muscles in the front of the thigh to your tibia or shinbone. When you bend or straighten your leg, the kneecap is pulled up or down. To allow the

Patellofemoral pain syndrome refers to pain in the front of the knee and around the patella or kneecap. It is common among athletes and active individuals. Patellofemoral pain syndrome occurs when nerves sense pain in the bones and soft tissues around the kneecap. The soft tissues include the tendons, the tissue beneath the kneecap and

The knee is not a single bone. It is a joint that comprises of the thigh bone (femur), shin bone (tibia), and patella (knee cap). Each bone varies in structure and shape that allows the knee to support and move the legs. The kneecap or patella is a unique bone. It protects the knee and

The rotator cuff in the shoulder joint carries out the vital function of allowing the shoulder to move while keeping it stable. If the rotator cuff is torn due to an injury or degeneration, you would experience pain, instability, and have a tough time performing activities of daily living. People who participate in sports or

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