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Category Archives: Knee Pain

Knee Injury Treatment: How to Manage the Pain and Heal

According to a 2011 Annals of Internal Medicine article, 25% of American adults suffer from frequent knee pain. This can limit work, life, and mobility. In those adults over age 50, osteoarthritis of the knee is the most frequent cause of knee pain. Adolescent athletes injure the knee joint more commonly than other joints. For these young athletes, injuries […]

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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 […]

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Running with Arthritic Knees: It’s Actually Good for You

  A sedentary lifestyle is a known risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA). However casual running is, possibly to your surprise, a way to keep your knees healthy. Osteoarthritis is a painful disease that can keep people from staying active, despite the known benefits of keeping your knees moving. The pain of OA leads many people […]

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Gentle Activities to Improve Your Knee Function

  If you have knee pain, chances are the words ‘physical activity’ are not your favorite. Thankfully, several new studies are showing the benefits of simple ways to keep moving and improve knee function. Whether you enjoy group classes or quiet time alone, there is something for everybody!        Join the Resistance Aquatic […]

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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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Tips for Pain-Free Traveling

When heading out this summer you’ll want to have pain-free traveling. Changing up your routine with all the walking and standing during a trip can aggravate your knee pain. You can prevent many common causes of knee pain while traveling by using the following simple tips;

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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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