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Is Knee Surgery Really Necessary?

Knee surgery is often hailed as the best treatment for chronic knee pain, but that’s not always the case. Non-surgical treatments can often provide the same level of pain and symptom relief as surgery. Reflex Knee Specialists is a knee clinic that provides non-surgical treatments for knee pain caused by a wide range of knee conditions and

Breaking Boundaries: Platelet-Rich Plasma Offers Relief to Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers

In the realm of medical breakthroughs, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a game-changer for people grappling with knee osteoarthritis. This revolutionary therapy has provided solace to thousands, reducing or even eliminating debilitating knee pain. This knee arthritis treatment allows patients to reclaim their lives. The dedicated team at Reflex Knee Specialists offers PRP treatment

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The Most Common Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common affliction, affecting nearly one in four adults and leading to discomfort and limited activity. Many different conditions and injuries can cause knee pain, and it’s important to determine what is causing it to determine how to best treat it. At Reflex Knee Specialists, we offer diagnosis and treatment services for

Facing Knee Surgery for a Torn ACL? There Is a Better Solution

The knee is the body’s largest joint. With a complex structure, the knee is responsible for most of the body’s movement. By connecting the bones of the upper and lower leg, the knee helps individuals support their weight and perform virtually any form of movement, such as running, cycling, or swimming. In terms of injuries,

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Best Exercises for Arthritis of the Knee

Knee arthritis is a very common type of degenerative joint disease. Along with chronic knee pain, patients with arthritis often feel like their knees are stiff or might lock up. Their knees could also feel unstable as if the joint could give out at any moment. While knee arthritis is a common condition, it doesn’t

The Secrets of Stride: The Crucial Role of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics in Human Mobility

Renowned Foot and Ankle Expert Michael Martindale, PT, Joins Reflex Knee Specialists Portland, OR – In a groundbreaking move toward improving foot and ankle function, Reflex Knee Specialists proudly introduces Michael Martindale, PT, a seasoned expert with over four decades of experience, to their esteemed provider team. With a rich history of working in the

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Knee Treatment Is More Affordable than You Think

When you experience knee pain, it pays to visit a knee specialist. The medical providers at Reflex Knee Specialists focus on understanding knee function and treatment options that are non-invasive and much less expensive than surgery. They treat painful knee conditions and alleviate symptoms, encouraging recovery and resumption of activities such as walking, running, and

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Can a Torn Meniscus Heal on Its Own? What You Need to Know

When an injury results in knee pain, it can be difficult to know how best to take care of the condition. If there is suspicion that the pain may be caused by a torn meniscus, questions arise. Will it heal by itself? Is it better to keep the knee moving, despite the pain? Can ice

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Viscosupplementation vs. Cortisone for the Knee: Comparing Treatments

Whether as a result of a traumatic injury or through overuse during athletic or everyday activities, there are many reasons people develop knee pain. Fortunately, there are several treatment options that patients and their medical providers can try to alleviate that knee pain. Two possible solutions that are often compared are cortisone injections and viscosupplementation

Knee Replacement Recalls

Product recalls are not uncommon in America. Most often you hear it related to automobiles – a part is giving out, or is faulty and needs to be replaced. It’s an inconvenience to bring your car back in for a day, but (aside from finding a ride) isn’t a major issue.   But what if

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Understanding Different Types of Meniscus Tears and How to Treat Them

Different types of tears can occur in an area of the knee called the meniscus. Tears may result from traumatic injuries or degenerative changes that take place during the process of aging. Torn meniscus symptoms include popping sensations, swelling, stiffness, and a sense of instability or feeling like the knee might ‘give out’. If you

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What Does Arthritis in the Knee Feel Like? Signs and Symptoms to Watch For

The knee is a critical joint when it comes to bending the leg, supporting the weight of the body, or simply moving around. Patients who engage in physical labor, play sports, or lead active lifestyles may experience occasional knee pain. However, sometimes knee pain suggests arthritis. Knowing the difference can help patients get the timely