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  • Acupuncture reduces pain and opioid use for total knee replacement surgery patients

    Patients who have acupuncture during total knee replacement surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 annual meeting.

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  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the knees?

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition, meaning the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. RA in the knees may severely affect a person’s mobility.

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  • MidMichigan Health: Fall prevention strategies

    Unfortunately, falls are all too common, especially among adults over the age of 65. About one in four adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall, and approximately 95 percent of all hip fractures are related to falls.

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  • What is water on the knee?

    Knee effusion, sometimes called water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. Common causes include arthritis and injury to the ligaments or meniscus, which is cartilage in the knee.

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  • IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain

    IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.

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  • What to do if a Baker's cyst ruptures

    A Baker’s cyst, or popliteal cyst, is a fluid filled swelling that develops on the back of a person’s knee. Baker’s cysts can sometimes rupture, potentially leading to pain and swelling. This article discusses the symptoms of a ruptured Baker’s cyst. It also explains what happens when a Baker’s cyst ruptures and lists the next steps a person should take.

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  • How Knee Pain Is Treated

    Knee pain is an extremely common musculoskeletal problem that frequently causes people to seek medical attention. Whether from osteoarthritis, a sprained ligament or strained muscle, cartilage damage, or tendonitis, many different issues can cause this type of joint discomfort.

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  • Knee Pain: How to Prevent It

    More people in the United States visit an orthopedic surgeon because of knee problems than for any other complaint. Knee pain affects approximately one quarter of adults, and its prevalence has increased almost 65% over the past 20 years. Pain in the knees accounts for nearly four million primary care visits a year. A little prevention now can save considerable pain later.

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  • Nonsurgical Knee Arthritis Care Varies Geographically

    Nonsurgical osteoarthritis care is associated with lower rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among elderly Americans with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online June 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

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  • Knee Pain and Function: Nonoperative Approaches to Managing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Physical rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulative techniques can treat different aspects of “runner’s knee,” to alleviate tight muscles and tender points within the joint or muscle and increase range of motion.

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