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Embracing the Brace
Knees are only meant to bend forward and backward. If a knee pops and locks up with major pain, something serious is going on there, and it's most likely an ACL injury.
Misunderstanding Exercise for Knee Pain
If your knee hurts, exercise might not be on the top of your list of things to do. Nevertheless, staying physically active is a key part of managing knee pain.
Metabolic Risks Linked to Knee Arthritis
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of factors that boost the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems metabolic syndrome may also be linked to the "wear-and-tear" of arthritis.
Diabetes Tied to Osteoarthritis
Type 2 diabetes has been known to cause problems in the heart, eyes and feet. New research suggests that diabetes may be linked to joint damage as well.
MRI May Spot Arthritis Unseen by X-ray
Osteoarthritis happens when joints and joint tissues wear down over time. Usually, doctors use X-ray imaging to see this joint damage. But another imaging technique may give doctors a better picture.
Rub Away Arthritis Pain
Osteoarthritis is commonly treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ). For the most part, NSAIDs are taken orally, or through the mouth. But that's not the only way patients can take these drugs.
Most Damage, Most Gain in Knee Replacement
If you have knee osteoarthritis, you can take steps to prevent permanent damage. For those with the damage done, joint replacement surgery may relieve pain and boost knee function.
More Magnesium, Less Arthritis
What you put in your body can affect your risk of disease, even your risk of osteoarthritis. If you're trying to prevent this "wear-and-tear" type of arthritis, you may want to eat more almonds and spinach.
Does Mood Spur Walking?
If you have arthritis, it's important to stay active and keep your joints moving. Walking is a simple activity that can help protect your joints. However, some patients can't find the motivation to get up and walk.
Teamwork Pays Off in Knee Arthritis
When it comes to your health, teamwork can pay off. If you have arthritis, you may have a better chance of improving your joint health if you work with a team of health care professionals.