knee pain

Risk Factors for Knee Pain

The knee is the largest joint in the body and for many Americans, it’s not holding up very well. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed every year in the U.S., and the demand is increasing. When adults, especially those over the age of 60, complain about joint pain or … Read More

Shoe Fitting: A Key Step Toward Foot Health

One of your feet may be larger than the other. Both of them change size during the day. And your feet will get bigger with age. Want to know how to handle those and related problems? Here are the answers to 10 frequently asked questions about shoe fitting.  Shoe Fitting … Read More

Does Glucosamine Work for Knee Pain?

If you’re still confused about all the conflicting messages about joint pain supplements and wondering, 'Does glucosamine work?' you may finally have an answer. Since the large GAIT trial in 2008, we’ve suspected that glucosamine works for people with at least moderate pain due to knee osteoarthritis, especially when it’s … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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