People in need of a new knee joint often wonder how far their knee will bend after surgery. Researchers have new insights. They found that a major influence on how far you can bend your knee after knee joint replacement is the amount of knee bend you have before surgery. These researchers studied 4,727 knees before, during, and after knee joint replacement. They measured the amount of bend (flexion) in each patient at six months and one, three, five, and seven years after knee replacement. Increases in knee motion stopped after three years. This finding supports results from other studies. No matter what kind of arthritis the patient had or how badly the knee was lined up, the amount of knee flexion before surgery was still the number one way to tell how much knee bend would be present after the surgery. Patients with less than 90 degrees of knee bend before surgery were more likely to have a poor result. Know that if you're in need of a new knee joint, you have an edge in telling how...
If you are getting older, then you might want to read about how to prevent knee pain. Since none of us are getting any younger, I guess everyone should read this; our knees are just getting older like the rest of our parts. Here are a few tips to help you avoid knee pain.
Keep Your Legs Strong: Those big thigh muscles really do support the knee when you’re walking, lifting, climbing and squatting. A simple but effective exercise is simply doing a short-arc knee extension while your knee is supported on a pillow; ankle weights are optional.
Be Kind to Your Knees: The days of old when you could pound the pavement are gone. Now, as you are getting older, there is less cushioning in your knees. Runners might need to switch to biking or swimming. Tennis players might need to switch to playing doubles or find a different more knee-friendly sport.
Wear Good Shoes: Time and time again, someone complaining of knee pain is wearing flip-flops, a shoe that is in the Hall of Sham...
Hello, I have recently been suffering from severe headaches that originate behind my left eye, behind my ear, to the base of my neck. It hurts to cough, sneeze, or even bend over to pick something up. I had a CT of the sinuses and it turned up nothing. My doctor put me on 800 mg ibuprofen, but I'd rather get to the root cause and not just the symptoms. Any ideas on what it can be? Sylvia.
The symptoms you describe are often symptoms of Migraine, but not always. That said, nobody can diagnose via the Internet, so you definitely need to find a doctor who understands Migraine and headaches . If you have trouble finding a doctor, there's a link below to our listing of patient recommended specialists.
One thing you can do to help you and your doctor determine what's going on is to keep a Migraine and headache diary. You can download a free diary workbook from our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary .
Good luck, John Claude ...
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