Your glutes are the largest muscle group of your body and play an important role in almost all lower body movements. Well-toned glutes stabilize your pelvis, generate explosive power for sprinting, jumping, etc. and have obvious aesthetic value.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a knee condition commonly affecting children and adolescents. One of the tell-tale signs of Osgood-Schlatter disease is pain at point of attachment of the kneecap tendon (patellar tendon) to the bony prominence on the shinbone.
Right on the cutting-edge of treatments for relieving joint pain and promoting healing lay platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections. These treatments are expected to revolutionize the field of orthopedics in the near future.
A rotator cuff injury is a common condition that affects the shoulder joint, but not everyone with this diagnosis requires surgical treatment. The key to optimizing shoulder joint function is to know when a rotator cuff injury will heal with conservative therapy or nonsurgical treatment and when to undergo shoulder surgery.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome a.k.a. “Runner’s Knee” is one of the most common types of knee injuries sustained by young athletes participating in running sports. The condition is characterized by pain in the kneecap region that is aggravated with running or knee bending. Let’s look at some possible causes for Runner’s Knee and how it can be treated.
Knee buckling, which is the sudden giving way or instability of your knee, can pose a serious health hazard. You could fall and sustain grievous injury if it occurs when you are running or climbing stairs. Let’s look at some of the important causes for knee buckling:
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to look inside the knee, identify an underlying problem, and treat it using special instruments through a tiny incision about the size of a keyhole with minimum disruption of surrounding healthy tissue.
The month of May is observed as Arthritis Awareness Month to help people living with arthritis better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. As the knee joint is commonly affected by arthritis, let’s consider the risk of developing arthritis after ACL tear.
Cartilage is the firm, yet flexible connective tissue located on the articulating surfaces of bones within your joints as well as other areas of the body such as the tip of the nose and in the ear. It forms a rubber-like padding and acts like a shock absorber preventing the ends of the bones from rubbing against each other when you move.
The knee is a very complex joint with 3 separate compartments, each lined with cartilage. It undergoes a lot of stress with everyday activities, and it can easily become injured. Here are a couple of exercises that will help strengthen your knees and protect them from injuries:
Meniscal root tears are devastating tears of the meniscal cartilage in the knee at the point where it connects to bone. In essence, the root is the anchor point of the meniscus. Such tears can lead to significant knee pain, dysfunction, instability and rapid development of osteoarthritis.
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most dreaded injuries in sports and athletics. Once an ACL tear has occurred, the knee becomes unstable and weak. Complete recovery from this type of an injury could take anywhere from 6 to 12 months.
Undergoing a major surgery can take a toll on your body in many ways. You may also experience weakness and lack of energy. Is there anything you can do to help your body heal better after surgery? Well, there’s certainly a connection between nutrition and recovery. Healthy eating will help you return to your active lifestyle with minimum downtime.
With the coming of winter, a lot of people take to the ski slopes, ice skating rinks, or frozen ponds to enjoy a few hours of skiing, skating, sledding, ice hockey, or other winter sports. Unfortunately, accidental injuries do occur when participating in these fun activities.
Your knee joint is a major weight bearing joint that helps you walk, run, and perform most activities of daily living. It is supported by strong ligaments that keep it stable.
With all the excitement and merry making surrounding the holiday season, you might be tempted to forego your fitness routine for the time being. However, it is even more important for you to stay active and fit during the holiday season. Here’s why-