Category: Injuries

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Injuries

How to Treat Quadricep Weakness

The quadriceps, located on the front of the thigh, are critical muscles that are used for various daily actions such as walking, running, standing, and climbing. However, when these muscles weaken, it can lead to significant limitations in overall mobility and function. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the causes, symptoms, and effective treatment strategies of quadricep weakness to ...
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Injuries

Why Should You Get a Patellofemoral Knee Brace?

If you suffer from patellofemoral syndrome, also known as runner’s knee, you know how debilitating it can be. This condition causes pain and discomfort in the front of the knee, making it difficult to participate in physical activities. Fortunately, there are solutions to help alleviate the pain and discomfort, such as using a patellofemoral knee brace. In this article, we ...
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Injuries

How to Treat a Knee Injury from Falling

Knee injuries from falling can range from minor strains and bruises to more severe damage like dislocations, ligament injuries, and fractures. The severity of any knee injury depends on a range of different determinants; the force of the fall, the angle of impact, and other factors – such as age and overall health. Common Knee Injuries from Falling Some common ...
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Injuries

What Are the Most Common Knee Injuries?

From the young and athletic to the older and less active, knee injuries spare no one. Knee injuries can stem from a myriad of issues, often causing not just discomfort but also impeding daily activities and life. However, there’s still a silver lining; most knee injuries can be effectively managed and treated, whether it’s at home for more minor cases ...
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Injuries

How to Test for a Knee Ligament Injury

Knee ligaments are bands of tissue that keep your knee joints stable. They connect your thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia), supporting those bones against excessive movement and rotation. The knee contains four major ligaments, which are the: Medial collateral ligament (MCL) Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) Together, all of these ...
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Injuries

The Best Knee Brace for Patellofemoral Injuries

The knee: the hinge that keeps us moving, but also the joint that holds us back. Discover the latest solutions to alleviate knee pain and keep you doing the things you love.   The knee is an engineering wonder. However, in addition to being one of the most complex joints in the human body, it is also one of the most ...
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Injuries

What Is Runner’s Knee?

There’s general knee pain, and then there’s runner’s knee, and both aren’t fun. Many athletes and recreational runners will experience some type of knee pain in their lives, the severity of which will vary. However, in today’s fast-paced world, it is essential to know the differences between the two to effectively diagnose runner’s knee, treat your symptoms or prevent it ...
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Injuries

Can a Meniscus Tear Heal on Its Own?

Recent studies show that out of every 100,000 Americans, 61 will experience a meniscus tear. The incidence rate is much higher for those working full-time in the military. Other activities can increase the likelihood of sustaining such injury.  These include activities like frequent squatting, kneeling, and various sports like football, rugby, soccer, and wrestling. You’re likely wondering if a meniscus ...
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Injuries

How Do I Know If My Knee Injury Is Serious?

The moments right after a knee injury are crucial in determining your outcomes and proper healing. Step one is determining if the knee injury is serious and requires further medical attention. Whether it’s a minor or significant knee injury that occurred, knowing how to identify and effectively treat each type is critical. If you ever have doubts or concerns, do ...
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Injuries

The Best Knee Brace for a Meniscus Tear

What is a Meniscus Tear? A meniscus tear is one of the most common knee injuries, affecting approximately 1 million people in the U.S. each year, regardless of age or fitness level. If you’ve suffered a meniscus tear or injury, your physician may advise wearing a knee brace as part of your treatment plan. The best knee brace for a ...
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