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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

Older man sits on fence examining and touching left knee with right hand

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

Senior couple enjoying walk outdoors

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

Specialist fits client with knee brace during physical therapy

Do You Need a Knee Brace? Everything You Need to Know

A knee brace is a simple yet effective way to help treat knee pain without the need for surgery. This handy device provides protection to damaged cartilage or a torn meniscus by reducing the contact force experienced during weight-bearing activities. A brace provides increased knee stability for patients while they undergo physical therapy or joint

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

Injection in the knee

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

Holding knee from pain

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