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Can Bad Shoes Cause Knee Pain?

Joint pain is a common problem for people, especially as they grow older. While many factors play into the development of knee, ankle, and foot pain, one easily modifiable type is the shoes we wear.

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Avascular Necrosis of the Shoulder

A lack of blood flow to a region causes severe damage to the tissues around it. For example, when an occlusion occurs in the heart’s coronary arteries, blood flow is restricted, and that tissue begins to die.

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Hip Avulsion Fractures

Hip pain that occurs with sports injuries can typically fall into the categories of sprains and strains. These types of injuries can resolve with rest and conservative treatment. Unfortunately, some injuries that cause hip pain are more serious and require advanced care from an orthopedic provider.

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Broken Shoulder Blade (Scapula Fracture)

A scapular fracture is a broken shoulder blade. While not very common, these shoulder blade fractures typically occur due to high-energy blunt trauma through a motor vehicle crash (MVC), falling from a great height, contact sports such as football, etc.

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Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is a “wedge-shaped” piece of rubbery cartilage that fits between the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone). There are two menisci in every knee as part of the normal anatomy of the human body. These are referred to as the medial (inside) meniscus and lateral (outside) meniscus. The medial meniscus is C-shaped, while the lateral meniscus is more semicircular in shape.

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Gluteus Medius Tear

The gluteus medius is one of your three gluteal muscles. It is located along the side of your hip and sits underneath your main gluteal muscle, the gluteus maximus. The gluteus medius is one of the most important muscles in keeping your pelvis stable when you walk, run, or stand on one leg. It is also responsible for abducting the leg (moving it away from the body) and internally rotating your hip.

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Causes of Hip Pain in Females

There are several causes of hip pain in females that stem from different conditions. Some of the different conditions that cause pain in the hip in female patients are explained below.

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Hand Surgery Recovery: What You Need to Know

Recovering from hand surgery can range anywhere from a few days for simpler procedures to a few months following complex reconstructive surgery.

It has been theorized that the attitude and outlook of the patient play a prominent role in recovery time following orthopedic hand surgery. The better the attitude and outlook of the patient, the shorter recovery time is thought to be. More importantly, the severity of the injury and procedure also plays a role in the length of recovery time.

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Pain in Neck and Jaw

Due to their close anatomical proximity, neck pain and jaw pain are often correlated. Many ligaments and jaw muscles have attachments to the neck. Therefore, if a jaw ligament or muscle has increased tension, the muscles in the neck can become affected and stretched. This reciprocal effect can cause pain in both the neck and jaw joints.

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When to See a Doctor for Knee Pain

The knee joint is one of the most complex joints in the body. If the forces acting on the knee are not in perfect alignment, you may experience debilitating pain. Due to the intense pain, some may wonder when they should see a primary care physician or another type of doctor.

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Sprained Thumbs

A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament of the thumb. A ligament is a soft tissue that connects bones to help stabilize joints. The most injured ligament in the thumb is the ulnar collateral ligament. This ligament helps connect the thumb to the hand towards the index finger.

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Bucket Handle Meniscus Tears: What You Need to Know 

A bucket handle meniscus tear is a subtype of meniscus tear named for its resemblance to the handle on a bucket. The tear separates the outer and inner circumference of the meniscus. In these tears, the meniscus will generally fold over on itself within the knee joint, while the outer portion of the meniscus remains attached to the outer tibial plateau.

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Why Does It Hurt to Bend My Knee?

Knee pain can be due to numerous reasons, and the location of the knee pain can help indicate its etiology (cause). It can be difficult to self-diagnose why your knee hurts, so it is recommended to visit an orthopedic physician who can determine the type of condition or knee injury responsible for your pain.

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What Is Cortisone?

Around 1949, cortisone was synthesized for medical use for the first time. It is a lab-made drug that is similar in structure and action to the natural hormone cortisol. Cortisol is made in our adrenal glands and is transported throughout one’s body through the bloodstream.

Cortisol has many regulatory functions, including but not limited to energy regulation, modulating the immune system, and combating inflammation. The anti-inflammatory role of cortisone is where we get the primary benefit as a medication. It can be used to help assist in treatment by decreasing a patient’s pain for countless different conditions. Some examples include bursitis, tendinitis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

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The Link Between Your Back and Knee Pain

Your body is supported by your legs and spine. Your legs and spine work in unison to provide you with stability during all your daily activities. They rely on each other to keep your body in alignment, which keeps the pain away.

Often if someone is experiencing back pain, they change the way they walk. Changing the way you walk could place abnormal stress on your knee joint and lead to changes in the joint that can cause pain. Therefore, if your back is causing you pain, so might your knees.

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Noncontact ACL Injuries

Noncontact acl injuries  Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common injuries that occur throughout high school, collegiate, and...

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Spinal Cord Stimulators

SPINAL CORD STIMULATORS by Jenna TabbaaNeuropathic pain is a chronic pain that exhibits few signs of the original injury. The pain is due to nerves...

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Anatomy of the Spine

Anatomy of the Spine by Amber Donda, PTThe spine consists of 24 bones that are stacked on top of each other to make up 3 regions; Cervical (neck),...

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Common Shoulder Injuries

COMMON SHOULDER INJURIES by Ala ShumanThe shoulder joint is made up of multiple bones, held together by various muscles and tendons.  It is the most...

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Ankle Anatomy

ANKLE ANATOMY by  Shaunisha WinterThe ankle is the joint that connects the lower leg to the foot. The joint is essential for walking and all...

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What to take for knee pain?

What to take for knee pain? by Oliver Wang“What can I do to make my knee pain go away?” is an all too common question. As knee pain becomes more...

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease What is it and what are my treatment options?LOCATION HEADLINE HERE Sub Headline Can Go In This Spot Acromioclavicular(AC) joint...

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Hip-Spine Syndrome

Hip-Spine Syndrome by Hunter PharisOverlapping symptoms of lumbar stenosis and hip osteoarthritis can often lead to misdiagnosis and improper...

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What is an Athletic Trainer?

What is an Athletic Trainer? by Melissa French, AT, MS, CKTPMarch is National Athletic Training Month. For many years, Certified Athletic Trainers...

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Meniscal Tears

Meniscal Tears by Courtney GittinsMeniscal tears commonly occur from twisting or turning very quickly and abruptly, usually with the foot planted. ...

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What is Spinal Stenosis?

What is Spinal Stenosis? by Hayley Flynn, OMSIISpinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that results in compression of the spinal cord. To...

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ACL Injuries in Women

ACL Injuries in Women by Hayley Flynn, OMS IIThe slightest mention of an ACL tear strikes fear in the hearts of even the toughest athletes, and for...

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Tips to Avoid Falls at Home

5 Tips to Avoid Falls at Home  DID YOU KNOW? 20% of Falls in Elderly Adults result in significant injury.  Falling once DOUBLES the chance of...

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Chronic Compartment Syndrome

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome by Jacob A. Brower, OMSIIFascia is a form of connective tissue that surrounds and compartmentalizes muscles...

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Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendon Tear & Tendonitis What is it and how is it treated?What is Achilles Tendon Tear & Tendonitis?   The Achilles Tendon is...

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease by Jenna Tabaa, OMSIIDegenerative disc disease is a term used to explain changes that occur in the intervertebral disc...

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Analgesic Overuse Headaches

Analgesic Overuse Headaches by Brian M. Byrne, OMS IVWhat happens when the treatment actually worsens the problem? Migraine headaches occur in about...

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