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Patient receives viscosupplementation injection in knee

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

Physical therapist helping patient on exam table with knee stretches

Types of Arthritis That Affect the Knee

Many adults struggle with routine aches and pains as they age. While osteoarthritis is the most common cause of knee pain, there are other forms of arthritis that also affect the knee, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Fortunately, several treatments are available to mitigate symptoms and help patients enjoy a higher quality of

Patient grabs knee while walking on indoor track

Should You Walk on a Torn Meniscus?

Will Walking on a Torn Meniscus Make It Worse? Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Injury Two pieces of fibro-cartilage that form a cushion between the thigh (femur) and shin (tibia) bones are called the menisci. They play an important role as shock absorbers in the knee and help disseminate forces when we are walking and

Rebounding and Trampoline Exercises: Everything You Need to Know

Discover various rebounder exercises and how they can benefit patients. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists. Exercise is often associated with cumbersome equipment, such as treadmills, bulky free weights, and complicated weightlifting machines. However, there’s one aerobic exercise that can be effective while minimalizing joint damage, and all you need to perform it is a

Physical therapist testing patient's knee mobility

What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement: When It’s Needed and Alternative Treatments

Gain a better understanding of knee replacement surgery and non-surgical treatments. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists. A knee that functions well enables a person to run, dance, climb stairs, and enjoy their favorite hobbies. When something’s not right, it can limit a person’s ability to participate in these activities. Whether it’s chronic pain, a

Steroid Injections vs. Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Osteoarthritis: Comparing Treatments

For many people, chronic knee pain isn’t just uncomfortable, it can affect their ability to perform even the simplest tasks and hinder their favorite activities. Fortunately, osteoarthritis knee treatments are available for short-term and long-term relief. Two common treatments include steroids and viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid). Here, the team at Reflex Knee Specialists compares these two

Knee Buckling: Causes, Treatments, and Exercises

Bracing and strengthening exercises can help reduce sudden knee buckling. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists. If your knee unexpectedly gives out with no warning, you may be experiencing a symptom known as knee buckling. This condition, which can be sudden, might be accompanied by popping, catching, or locking sensation in the knee joint. It

Osteoarthritis: Tips on Self-Care Strategies for Knee Pain

    Taking care of yourself when you have knee osteoarthritis (OA) also means taking care of your knee pain. Trying treatments that you enjoy and that reduce knee pain can make your everyday care something to look forward to. Whether your goal is to reduce the amount of NSAID pain relievers you take (like Ibuprofen) or to keep your knees healthy

Gas Pedal Knee: Understanding This Common Condition and How to Treat It

Gas Pedal Knee: Understanding This Common Condition and How to Treat It     If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve probably had the feeling of stiff or sore muscles after being cooped up in the car for hours. As Americans spend more time in their cars, a condition known as gas pedal

Offloading Knee Brace: What Is It and When to Use It

A knee brace can offer pain relief for patients with arthritis or an acute knee injury. Learn more from Reflex Knee Specialists. Offloading Knee Brace: What Is It and When to Use It When it comes to addressing knee pain, surgery can be invasive and requires extensive recovery time. There are several conservative treatments that

No Knee Pain? Joint Damage Occurs Before Pain Begins

One aspect that makes knee osteoarthritis such a terrible disease is that in its earliest stages, this joint-destroying process usually causes no symptoms. By the time symptoms arise, irreversible structural damage has already occurred. Knee Osteoarthritis is an incurable disease that slowly destroys a joint over time.  The joint most commonly affected is the knee,