knee pain

September 17, 2018

Study: Weight Gain and Knee Cartilage Damage

BMI, short for Body Mass Index is a helpful tool used to determine if a person is overweight or obese. Use this calculator to calculate your BMI. People who have a BMI under 25 are considered normal weight, a BMI between 25 and 30 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 is considered obese. The study comprised of 73 random people between the ages of 40 and 79 with […]
September 12, 2018

Study: Do ACL and Meniscal Injuries Increase Your Chances For Total Knee Replacement?

The short answer: Yes Meniscal and ACL injuries can increase the risk of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis increases the wear and tear on the knee joint, increasing cartilage erosion and increasing stress on the joint. The recent study comprised of nearly 3.6 million patient cases. Analysis of the results demonstrated that patients with ACL injuries had a seven-fold increase in total knee replacement resulting from osteoarthritis. For Meniscal injuries, the results were […]
September 12, 2018

Study: The Plantaris Muscle Tendon And Its Relationship with the Achilles Tendinopathy

The plantaris muscle is a little know muscle located at the back of the leg that extends from the back of the knee into the ankle. The plataris muscle is considered to be vestigial, meaning it is a remanent of a  larger muscle in our earlier stages of evolution. Because it is of such minor significance the plantaris is often used as a surgical graft for Achilles’ tendon repair. Recently […]
September 7, 2018

Study: Isometric vs Eccentric Knee Exercises

Isometric versus eccentric knee exercises, which one is right for you? Before we answer that question, it might be a good idea to review what each exercise looks like. Isometric Exercises: Isometric exercises is where the joint does not move and the muscle does not lengthen. The joint stays still and there is no movement, for example:                   Eccentric Exercises: Eccentric exercises […]
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