Most conservative treatments for joint pain seem to be based on good old common sense, but they aren't always based on science. The treatments might work just fine, yet there may not be any solid research to back them up. This is the case in treating patellofemoral pain. Patellofemoral pain is often felt behind the kneecap (the patella ). Patellofemoral pain mainly occurs during activities such as climbing stairs, squatting, running, and kneeling. Patellofemoral pain is very common, especially in athletes. No one really understands what causes the pain. There may be several different causes. But no matter what the cause, the standard treatment is physical therapy to strengthen and stretch the tissues around the kneecap. But does physical therapy really work better than the simple effects of time? So far there has been no strong research to prove it. These researchers in Australia looked at 67 people who had patellofemoral pain. All the patients were younger than 40, and they all had...
For 3 weeks now, I have pain that started behind my right ear. I thought it was a pinched nerve, went to chiropractor for adjustment, it's still the same. Also went to hospital Emergency Room they did cat scan, found nothing. Referred me to a neurologist, the appointment is two weeks away. What should I do, can't stand this much longer. I am an 80 year old female. Betty.
Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to suggest much for you via the Internet. Only a doctor who's had the opportunity to review your medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you in person can safely suggest anything to relieve your pain because, without knowing what's caused it as well as your medical history, we can't know what's safe or appropriate to suggest.
Two suggestions are to call your family doctor for assistance between now and your appointment with the neurolog...
Yoga can help protect and strengthen your knees when practiced properly and with precise alignment. Yoga strengthens the thigh muscles, which in turn helps protect and stabilize the knees. If practiced with proper alignment it will help make the knees less susceptible to injury.
When practiced without proper alignment, instruction and mindfulness, yoga can actually injure the knees as well as aggravate existing injuries. Many students injure their knees by not aligning properly or by forcing themselves into advanced poses like The Lotus Pose. Be sure not to push yourself or have an instructor push you beyond your limits.
The knee is the most operated on body part. Every year nearly 11 million Americans complain of knee pain. Some have simple injures and others degenerative disease.
In this blog I will share with you how to protect your knees against injury and also how to strengthen them with simple yoga poses. As always it is best to have a doctor evaluate your c...
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