Monthly Archives: February 2016

Identifying Knee Pain

    Knee pain and discomfort can be a result of long-term overuse or a short-term, immediate injury as well as numerous diseases affecting the knee. Accumulated knee pain stemming from long-term overuse is often due to arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), kneecap movement problems, flat feet, and or muscle imbalance. Immediate injuries such as…
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How Hip and Knee Replacements Are Becoming More Durable

Hip and knee replacements are designed to last many years, however, they are not indestructible. Over time, joint replacements can deteriorate and begin to loosen with the wear and tear of day-to-day use. Many variables stress a hip or knee replacement, so researchers/surgeons are continually performing studies to test and improve replacement prosthetics. As the…
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