If you suffer from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and you’ve been avoiding exercise because you fear it may worsen your condition, think again. A study presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting in October 2018 found that people with knee OA who regularly walk at a moderate-to-vigorous
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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
Q: I have severe osteoarthritis in my right knee; the pain keeps me awake at night, and I can no longer walk up and down stairs. I am 79 years old; am I too old to get a knee replacement?
A: There’s no upper age limit for joint replacement surgery. When
Surgery may be considered as part of arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage your symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act—you’ll need to consider your current symptoms and level of disability, and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and
Q: I know too much salt is bad for my health, but salty snacks are everywhere these days. Do you have any tips for the holidays?
A: When it comes salt, there are some common sources that you might not be aware of that are especially popular during the holidays. Breads
With more than 30 muscles, 27 bones, three nerves, and multiple ligaments and tendons, the hand and wrist area is one of the most complex structures in the body. The wrist is not just a joint; it’s several small joints. The hand is arguably the most used appendage of the
We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the
The older we get, the more likely we are to hear sounds often described as creaking bones or creaking joints. The medical term is crepitus. If it’s just noise, don’t be alarmed. Noise accompanied by pain or swelling, however, is a problem.
What Causes the Sounds?
Several things can cause noise around
More than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed annually in the United States. The procedure is typically carried out to alleviate osteoarthritis in the knee: the condition causes the shock-absorbing cartilage at the ends of bones to wear away, and the friction of bone rubbing on bone can eventually become
If you have injured yourself—be it a sprained or strained muscle, a torn ligament, or a broken bone—or if you have a physical condition that affects your joint flexibility and mobility, you may be tempted to take to your bed in order to alleviate your discomfort and recover your strength.