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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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  • Yoga Moves to Improve Hip Health

    Protect yourself from pain and disability with simple exercises you can do at home

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  • What to know about gout in the knee

    Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis that causes sudden and severe swelling, pain, and stiffness in a joint. It typically occurs in the joint in the big toe. However, it also often affects the knee.

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  • What’s Causing Knee Pain on the Outer (Lateral) Part of Your Knee?

    Pain on the outer (or lateral) part of the knee can be caused by an injury. It may also be the result of inflammation in a band of tough fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh, and attaches to the front of the tibia (shin bone). Pain in this area may also be caused by arthritis.

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  • Tranexamic Acid Shows No Associated Complications in Certain High-Risk Patients

    The research is intended to address a knowledge gap on the use of tranexamic acid, a drug that is currently used in the majority of patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. The current study adds weight to the conclusion of smaller prior studies that show there is no evidence suggesting the drug carries more complications in high-risk patients.

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