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Arthritis in Knee? Here’s What to Know

Every day we evaluate patients who have been seen by an orthopedic surgeon and have been told they need a total joint replacement. These surgeries require long recoveries and risk major complications so naturally, patients are looking for an alternative to allow them to return to their active lives without the need for such invasive … Continued

Pes Anserine Bursitis

Pes Anserine Bursitis

Knee pain located at the lower inside of the knee can be caused by Pes Anserine Bursitis, which is irritation of the tendons that run on the inside aspect of the knee. Commonly mistaken for arthritic pain, meniscal pain, and sometimes nerve pain from the low back! Don’t be misdiagnosed, and let’s dive in below … Continued

back of knee swollen

Back of Knee Swollen?

Back of knee swollen? Swelling in the back of the knee is not something that is talked about too often. It can be uncomfortable or sometimes painful with the movement of the knee or, even with rest. It often stems from an orthopedic-related issue or, perhaps some other medical condition. Let’s dive in… What’s Causes … Continued

CHONDROMALACIA

Chondromalacia – Everything You Need to Know

Chondromalacia translates to “cartilage that is bad”. Typically, this refers to cartilage in the knee or behind the Patella specifically, that is getting frayed, injured, or softened. If this occurs behind the kneecap, it is called Patella Chondromalacia. Download our e-book “The Knee Owner’s Manual” for more information about knee conditions. Symptoms of Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia … Continued

PCL sprain

PCL Sprain: Your Complete Guide

What is a PCL Sprain? To answer that question we need to begin with some knee anatomy. Your knee is held together by ligaments, which are tough connective tissues that have a lot of strong collagen fibers in it. These structures provide stability from all motion. You have ligaments on the medial side (inside of … Continued

My Knee Hurts When I Bend It and Straighten It: A Quickstart Guide

Do you have daily knee pain despite having no major trauma or precipitating event?  Has physical therapy, rest and NSAIDs failed to provide relief?  It is very frustrating and can keep you on the sidelines.  To learn more please read below to answer the following questions:  What are the different types of knee pain that … Continued

Knee Popping: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Here is a full guide on what causes knee popping, possible diagnoses, and suitable treatments to solve your knee problems. Possible Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Knee popping can be a sensation that something is moving around in the knee. There may also be an audible sound associated with the popping, which in medical terms is … Continued

Knee Hyperextension – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention & Treatment Options

There are six different types of joints in the body. Saddle joint (i.e. Thumb) Gliding Joint (i.e. Wrist) Pivot joint (i.e. Forearm)   Condyloid joint (i.e. Jaw) Ball and Socket joint (i.e. Shoulder) Hinge Joint The hinge joint is like a door, opening and closing in one direction, along one plane. Examples include your elbow … Continued

Patellar Tendon Tear

Patellar Tendon Tear: Know the Facts

Last month while in the park you injured your knee.  You heard a pop followed by an immediate onset of intense pain and swelling.  Walking was impossible.  The swelling has continued and you have noticed bruising.  Your doctor thinks you may have injured your patellar tendon. What is a Patellar tendon?  Are there different types … Continued