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Overcompensating Can Wear on the Hips and Knees

Doctor reviewing an X-rays of a patient's knee joints.

If you are experiencing new hip pain or knee pain, wear-and-tear could be responsible. While this is often the natural result of aging, there is a chance you are inadvertently causing the issue through overcompensation. The lower limbs are supported by load bearing joints which include the ankles, knees and hips. Responsible for carrying the… Read More

What Is a Knee Sprain and How Is It Treated?

An orthopedic doctor examining a patient with knee pain.

Knee sprains are common and can happen to anyone. Knee sprains are when one or more ligaments in the knee are torn or overstretched. These ligaments hold the knee together, providing function and stability, and are connected outside and inside the knee joint, connecting the top of the tibia to the lower femur. There are… Read More

What Is Femoroacetabular Impingement and How Is It Treated?

Damaged hip joint of an athlete man requiring hip replacement surgery.

If you have pain in your hip, it could be caused by a condition called Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), also known as hip impingement. This is a condition where the hip joint is unusually shaped, causing the bones to rub together, which can be very painful. Femoroacetabular impingement is a common cause of hip pain in… Read More

What Are the Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder impingement syndrome is caused by repeated and continuous friction between the rotator cuff between the humerus and the top outer edge of the shoulder blade. This friction causes swelling, which narrows the space, causing even more friction, pain and irritation. Treatments range from rest and ice to injections and surgery. Causes of Shoulder Impingement… Read More

Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Baker’s Cyst

running person caught by knee pain

Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a buildup of synovial joint fluid behind the knee. The condition can be caused by injuries or other conditions, such as arthritis. The level of pain and the severity of other symptoms vary depending on the underlying cause. In most cases, the underlying cause can be… Read More

Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis) Will Continue to Worsen and Should Be Treated

An athlete with knee sports injury.

Jumper’s knee, medically known as patellar tendonitis, can happen to anyone. However, it is most common among professional athletes that jump a lot, like track, basketball or volleyball players – hence, the name “jumper’s knee.” Yet, it can complicate everyone’s life the same. Whether you have an office job, are an athlete, live an active… Read More

Is Winter Bringing Out the Worst of Your Joint Pains?

Joint Pain

As most sufferers of joint injuries or conditions can attest, pain and discomfort tend to increase during a particular season. For many, the winter months are the worst for flare-ups that are more frequent and severe in nature. If you have noticed that the onset of colder weather comes with pain and debilitation, it is… Read More

Is Inflammation in the Knee Joint Impacting Your Quality of Life?

Damaged knee joints requiring total knee replacement surgery.

If you are the type of person who loves to get out and stay active, knee joint inflammation can make living life to the full difficult. Identifying the cause of your condition is the first step toward finding relief. You may have suffered a tendon, ligament, bone or cartilage injury. Alternatively, a degenerative illness such… Read More

Signs of Hip Dysplasia in Adults

Hip Joint

Hip dysplasia refers to congenital or developmental problems that cause hip instability and dislocation. Although it is often diagnosed in infancy, many people do not receive a proper diagnosis until later in life. Often, adult hip dysplasia is caused by a shallow hip socket. The shallow socket does not keep the top of the thighbone… Read More

Dealing with the Symptoms of Articular Cartilage Defect

A person holding their knee in pain.

Joints are composed, among other things, of bones and cartilage that come together to allow a range of movements. Younger people rarely experience any issues with significant wear and tear. However, as we age, some of the components that support the joints can suffer damage. The articular cartilage is one such substance that performs an… Read More

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