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Category Archives: Injections

5 Types of Knee Pain NOT Caused by Arthritis

Your knees are an essential part of your life. Whether playing sports or just walking around the grocery store, your knees help keep you moving. It’s no surprise, that knee pain can very quickly affect your daily routine. According to the Cleveland Clinic, around 18 million people a year seek treatment from a physician or […]

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Reflex in The News

As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October – the wear and tear on all those running and flexing knee joints also reaches its peak. The harder a runner treats his or […]

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Supporting Your Knees

Benefits of an Off-Loading Knee Brace Knee braces designed to off-load the more diseased compartment of the knee have also been used to provide symptomatic relief. These low-risk, noninvasive unloader braces have increasingly been used as a conservative treatment modality for knee osteoarthritis (OA). Characterized by persistent pain, chronic inflammation and limited function, knee OA […]

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Skip Arthroscopic Surgery

An international panel of experts has strongly recommended against arthroscopic surgery for nearly everyone with ‘degenerative knee disease.’ The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 5.7 million visits to the doctor each year are due to knee pain. Arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis is the most common orthopedic procedure performed. Per […]

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Knee Pain in the Workplace

Pain. We have all experienced it. Although pain is a normal part of life, when it becomes debilitating, it not only makes your job more difficult, it also impacts activities of daily living and can take a toll that goes far beyond joint pain. Causes of Knee Pain Office environments can be harder on the […]

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Benefits of Massage for Arthritis

Living with Arthritis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 27 million American adults have received an osteoarthritis diagnosis. Since osteoarthritis is a growing problem, it is important that massage therapists know the benefits of touch for their clients who suffer with pain from this disease. Osteoarthritis is a painful joint […]

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Does Knee Replacement Surgery Improve Quality of Life?

The annual rate of total knee replacement surgery (TKR) has nearly doubled in the last two decades, especially in middle-aged patients. One of the reasons for this increase has been allowing patients with less severe symptoms of knee arthritis to undergo surgery.   Studies Show Knee Replacement Does Not Significantly Improve Quality of Life A […]

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How Platelet Rich Plasma Can Help Avoid Knee Surgery

Athletes and active individuals who suffer with chronic knee pain from injuries or osteoarthritis (OA) may get relief from a safe and non-surgical procedure. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves using a person’s own blood to heal damaged tendons or cartilage. PRP has been successful in not only relieving pain but accelerating the healing process. […]

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