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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

7. Arthritis Surgery

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

4. Hip Pain

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

Bones Creaking: Joints Are Noisy… Get Used to It

Bones Creaking: Joints Are Noisy… Get Used to It

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

Is Knee Replacement for You?

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

3. Exercise Safety

Resistance training exercises are safe when executed with the right exercise, the right load, the right technique, and performed by the right person. When any of those four elements of training are not observed, injuries can occur.
The Right Exercise
The 55 exercises in Chapter 4 have been proven by evidence-based studies

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

Ask the Doctor: ACL Tears & Arthritis; Questions for Doctors

Q: I’ve been told that I need arthroscopy for an ACL tear in my knee. I’m concerned because I’ve heard that these procedures can actually cause arthritis. Is this true?

A: Ligament injuries are the most common type of knee injuries. Unfortunately, any trauma to the joint, including surgery, can lead

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