Category: Education

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Education

Should I Use a Knee Brace for Skiing?

Knee injuries from skiing are common during the winter season. According to research from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, an estimated 17,500 skiers tear an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) every year; and thousands more sustain some other type of knee injury while skiing. If you plan on hitting the slopes soon, consider wearing a knee brace for skiing. …

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Functions & Types of Knee Injections

Knee pain caused by injury or arthritis is uncomfortable and can significantly limit your ability to carry out your normal daily activities. If regular treatment is ineffective, several knee injections can help alleviate knee pain and restore mobility.  This article describes all the various knee injections available to those who suffer from knee pain, including steroids, gel shots, stem cell …

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Should You Be Running With a Knee Brace?

If you run or participate in any athletic activity, you’ve probably dealt with a knee injury before. In fact, recent statistics estimate that a whopping 50 percent of regular runners are hurt each year. Runners who have sustained a recent knee injury or experience discomfort when running will likely benefit from wearing a knee brace to support healing or protect …

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Understanding Knee Replacements

Arthroplasty or knee replacement surgery is a medical procedure that involves the replacement of a worn, diseased, or damaged knee with an artificial one. Accidents, excessive weight, and other ailments can damage the ligaments, connective tissues, and cartilage that form the structure of the knee. The result is stiffness, pain, and inflammation, which will manifest itself as a disease in …

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