The human knee can bend up to 160 degrees. This much motion allows us to easily do activities like getting in and out of the bathtub. It also makes it possible to squat down to check the line for a putt on the green while playing golf. Others use this amount of flexion to kneel or to squat while gardening, praying, or doing work tasks. The knee rarely bends this far again after a knee joint replacement. The average patient has between 100 and 115 degrees of knee bend. Knee flexion after total knee replacement (TKR) rarely goes beyond 120 degrees. The reasons for this limit in motion are many and varied. Researchers report factors present before, during, and after the operation that can affect knee flexion. In this article, doctors from Harvard Medical School outline each of those factors and discuss them. The doctors say that to increase knee flexion, we must first know how the healthy human knee works. Then limiting factors can be changed to mimic the normal knee. Three TKR implants o...
Hi good day sir/mam, I've been experiencing this pain a while now. My jaw and head hurts but only On the left side. For instance if I bend down with my head facing downwards and raise back up it pains a lot for a minute or two then slightly easier to bear with. My mother suffers with high blood pressure but there isn't any other sicknesses that I know of in the family. So can you provide me with an explanation on why this is happening to me please, i'll be very thankful. Have a blessed day! Aaron.
Two things you said might indicate Migraine:
the pain being on one side and
the pain worsening when you bend down.
Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on the possible phases of a Migraine attack and the potential symptoms.
That said, what you describe could be any number of issues. There's simply no way for anyone to explain why this is happening...
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. Exercising should ideally include three parts:
(3) aerobic conditioning
Always check with your doctor prior to starting any new exercise program to make sure it is safe for you to participate. In this blog, I am going to review some basic, high yield stretching exercises that are geared particularly towards patients with knee osteoarthritis. Please check with your doctor before trying any of these exercises to make sure it is safe for you to do so.
First, some stretching basics.
Stretching should never be painful. If you feel pain, stop and talk to your doctor or physical therapist as you are either doing the...
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