Injections for Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst can be a very confusing knee ailment for some patients. First, it has nothing to do with being a baker, but rather it was named for the surgeon who first described it, Dr. William Baker. Secondly, often it is not explained by the attending physician that the Baker’s cyst itself is not

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Research: Knee replacements do not help you lose weight

Many total knee replacement patients are overweight or obese. There is a thinking among many that after the knee replacement, their  physical activity levels and weight will improve. This does not appear to be true for some as research points out. In many knee replacement patients, weight loss does not occur.  This is a companion

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Weight loss can be a knee replacement alternative treatment

Weight loss can protect you from the need for a knee replacement. This should not be news to you. People who are overweight understand that their arthritis related knee problems can be made worse because of their weight. The news you are probably looking for is a way to lose that weight. In the end

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Treating IT Band syndrome with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Knee pain is one of the most common problems we see at our institute. When it comes to a more active individual, there can be many knee pain causes. One possible cause is Iliotibial band syndrome or more often referred to as IT band syndrome. It is also commonly referred to by patients as “pain

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Knee pain is worse after meniscus surgery

Many people that we see  in our examination rooms have had a meniscus surgery. They are seeking our help in relieving the knee pain that they continue to have following the surgery. For some the pain started immediately after surgery, for others the pain became progressively worse and as the months and years went by

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Golf, stem cells and knee replacement

We will often receive emails from people who will say “I am 59 years old, very active. I have wear and tear damage in my knee I am being told to lay off or stop weight lifting and running. I can still play golf but it now hurts on some of the swings. My orthopedist

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Anti-inflammatory medication side-effects – accelerated knee osteoarthritis

As we see more patients looking for alternatives to knee surgery and many of those people are being pain managed with anti-inflammatory medications or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) and painkillers, one question they all seem to have is: “What are these medications doing to my knees.” The simple answer is, according to published research, they

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Patella Instability and Chronic Dislocation

Many knees I see are unstable, not because of one single issue, but because of a number of combined degenerative knee situations. Patella instability is one of the more common problems we see. Your knee cap or patella is held in place by tendons that allow it to move and slide within the trochlear groove

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