Knee News
As Nationals' Offense Sputters, Bryce Harper Nears Return From Knee Injury
Given that the Nationals entered the month with a 15-game division lead, the biggest suspense surrounding Washington in ...

Steelers vs. Vikings Week 2: Knee-jerk reactions after Pittsburgh?s latest victo
The Steelers beat the MinnyVikes at home in their season opener by the score of 26-9, but if you look at the stats, you ...

Shanahan: Eric Reid will miss at least one game with knee injury
Safety Eric Reid will miss at least one game with a left knee sprain, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said during a conference...

NFL Rumors: Dont?a Hightower Could Return From Knee Injury In Week 3
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Jason Verrett still week-to-week for Chargers with knee injury
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that after cornerback Jason Verrett had an MRI o...

Sam Bradford?s knee ?better? but unclear when he?ll return
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. ? Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes that Sam Bradford?s injured left knee is getting bett...

Knee Rehabilitation

Knee Pain:

Acute Knee Pain - This type of pain is sudden and severe. Acute knee pain will be associated with the following injuries; ligament tears, meniscus tear, dislocated kneecap, hyperextension, and any other type of injury associated with contact trauma. Acute knee pain often correlates directly with the failure of knee tissue.

Chronic Knee Pain - This type of pain is ongoing and can be mild to severe. Chronic knee pain is common for people who have arthritis or persistently overuse the knee. There usually is no failure of knee tissue rather inflammation and perhaps mild swelling.

Knee Rehabilitation:

One should consult with a medical professional before applying any of the common rehabilitation techniques offered below. Unless you are diagnosed with a specific injury and instructed by a medical professional to undergo a rehabilitation program, applying any of these methods could be detrimental to the health of your knee.

Resting the knee can help alleviate chronic knee pain and give the knee tissue time to heal itself.

Cold & Heat treatments can be used to alleviate pain and also aid in the healing process. The general rule of thumb is; use ice or cold treatments on acute injuries as this will help reduce swelling by constricting tissue. Use heat treatments on chronic injuries as this will stretch tissue and allow blood to flow better through those injured areas.

Stretching & Strengthening the knee will encourage good blood flow and is a great way to prevent further injuries from occurring to the knee. Specific exercises can be obtained from a physical therapist.

Physical Therapy is a great way to have a specialist focus on improving the strength of the knee and is also a motivator to work through a knee injury. It is often difficult to push oneself and a physical therapist can aide in the process of recovering from a knee injury.

Medication can be used to overcome injuries to the knee. However, medication will not substitute for a strong rehabilitation program and can often mask real progress.

Surgery may be the best answer for those with acute or chronic knee injuries. Always consult with an orthopedic doctor before making a decision on surgery. Although arthroscopic surgery is less invasive than past techniques, a physical therapy regimen may be a better option for your knee injury.

Knee Injury Preventative Measures:

Strengthening the knee is the best way to avoid serious injuries. However, one should also try and avoid persistent bending or flexing activities without giving the knee a break. Exercising is encouraged, but take extra precautions when playing contact sports or engaging in activities with fast acceleration or deceleration and quick changes of direction (pivoting).

If you are overweight, shedding some extra pounds can do wonders for the knee. For chronic knee pain sufferers, weight is the number one issue they can address to relieve the pain.

Be sure to stretch and warm-up before using your knees. Walk before you run, stretch before you ride a bike, and be smart about protecting your knee when playing contact sports - wear a brace for extra support and/or kneepads for sports like skateboarding or hockey.

Knee Articles
Spontaneous healing of a tear of an anterior cruciate ligame
Almost 30% of young athletic patients sustain a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury within 24months of their ACL reconstruction and returning to pivoting sports. Most patients with high ath...

Modified adductor sling technique: A surgical therapy for pa
Due to open femoral physis the therapy of patellar instability in skeletally immature patients is challenging. We developed a modified surgical technique of the ?Adductor-Sling-Approach? by Sillanpää....

A new topical hemostatic agent TT-173 reduces blood loss in
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Is arthroscopic videotape a reliable tool for describing ear
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Does high location and thickness of the Wrisberg ligament af
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) types based on peripheral detachment and anatomic features of Wrisberg ligament (WL) such as location and ...

Tibial component rotation: The inveterate problem
The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2014.08.010. The duplicate article has therefore be...