Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Knee

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The knee is the most common lower-body site for osteoarthritis, due to the nature of the pounding that the joint takes throughout a lifetime.  As with other types of osteoarthritis, it is caused by genetics, injury or repeated abuse.  In particular, carrying around more weight than normal - obesity - puts extra strain on the knees, leading to osteoarthritis.  The condition is painful, but it can be treated through an anti-inflammatory diet, anti-inflammatory medication and the strengthening of the muscles around the knee.  This will help relieve the inflammation and the stress on the joint going forward.

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Knee osteoarthritis is a very common problem. As I have reviewed in previous blogs, and as I detail in my book, The Arthritis Handbook: Improve Your Health and Manage the Pain of Osteoarthritis, treating osteoarthritis should include several basic steps, including an appropriate anti-inflammatory diet, exercises, and often supplements. …

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered can replacing the pads in the… Well, I am going to assume that you are refering to an artificial knee joint and…

05/12/11

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered I have been diagnosed with… Smoothing out the joint surfaces is the idea behind arthroscopic surgery for cases of…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered I am 22 and was told today by my doctor… The real question is why you have knee pain in the first place at such a…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered does burning and throbbing pain in knee… Throbbing pain can be related to knee osteoarthritis. However, burning…

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