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Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain behind knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.

Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead to

What Is a Torn PCL?

What Is a Torn PCL?

When it comes to knee injuries, we often hear of tears or sprains of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), or LCL (lateral collateral ligament). There’s also the sprained or torn PCL—the posterior cruciate ligament. In fact, the biggest and strongest of the four ligaments in the

Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Most of us value health and fitness, so a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may surprise you: About 27 percent of adults age 65 and older don’t exercise. The study (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Sept. 15, 2016) revealed that the numbers are even worse

Meniscus Tear: Does It Require Surgery?

Meniscus Tear: Does It Require Surgery?

A meniscus tear, one of the most common knee injuries, can be the result of osteoarthritis-related degeneration, an injury caused by twisting or a sudden stop, or a blow to the knee. The risk increases with age, being overweight, or both.

The meniscus is a crescent-shaped cartilage pad between the femur

Sore Knees Get a Shot of Relief

The saying goes that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers will be happy to hear that their squeaky knees can finally get some much-needed attention thanks to viscosupplementation.
To find out more about viscosupplementation—also known as injections of hyaluronic acid—we spoke with Cleveland Clinic Florida Physical Medicine and

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