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Knee Pain

A Little Prick

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Injections to the knee joint used to be scary, and almost always involved cortisone. No more. Here is what has changed.

ACL Injury and Surgery: Success and Failure

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The ACL knee ligament injury story is slowly changing. There are some very positive highlights, some shockingly bad outcomes, and a few mixed observations. Here is an update from a recent meeting in Sweden, which included some of the world's top ACL surgeons.

How I Chose My Surgeon

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

While it may not be possible for you to visit operating rooms and study a surgeon's technique, it is possible to research and learn a surgeon's experience. Their attitude toward pain relief, rehabilitation and exercise -- as well as their attention to your needs -- are crucially important. Your outcome depends on it.

OCD: Misnamed, But No Longer Mistreated

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Kids often get knee pain. When it persists, an X-ray may show a lesion of the articular cartilage: the bearing surface of the joint. That lesion is usually called Osteochondritis dissecans, a terrible and misleading name that implies inflammation (itis) and drying out (dissecans), though neither is present in the condition.

3 Simple Exercises to Eliminate Knee Pain

Sonima.com | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

he exercises demonstrated in this video -- sitting knee pillow squeezes, supine foot circles and point flexes, and sitting abductor press -- build strength and mobility in the lower body, particularly the ankles, calves, and thighs, to better support the joints' movements and thereby eliminate knee pain.

My Body Is Like an Old Sailboat

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Each little tweak, each warning sign, if ignored, can turn into a chronic pain. I don't have time for chronic pain. So I learn to pay attention sooner, fix the problems, and do the preventive maintenance. That way, I'll get to keep sailing this "old boat" until -- one inevitable day -- the wind dies.

Why Kneecapping Your Opponent Works

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Today, with customized and accurate placement, people suffering from damage leading to arthritis of the kneecap can overcome the lifelong curse of the gangsters' wrath.

Cortisone: The End of an Era

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There are, of course, times when healing won't occur and cortisone can be symptomatically helpful, but our job is to figure out how to promote healing in those tough situations as well as the more straightforward overuse cases.

Total Knee Replacement for Athletes

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you've been told you need a total knee replacement, first check the options and make sure you really do need one. If you end up getting a total knee replacement, it's not the end of your active life by any means.

The 6 Most Common Running Pains And When To See A Doctor

SELF | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
SELF

One of the most challenging parts of running is preventing wear and tear, so here's the low-down on the most common and problematic injuries David Geier, MD sees in runners, how to fix them yourself and when to get help.

Knee Injury? Take Care of All Your Knee Ligaments

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There are a lot of structures guiding the knee, all of which must be evaluated in any complex knee injury. When you hear about the athlete who injured his ACL, you might ask what else was injured. That answer will determine how well and how soon they return to sports.

Knee Pain? Try This 2-Minute Stretch For Quick Relief

OWN | Posted 02.09.2015 | OWN

When you feel pain in your knees, even something as simple as crossing your legs can become an excruciating task. The limited range of motion can affe...

North America's Favorite Mogul Runs

Liftopia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

Although hardly scientific, we put out calls on social media asking skiers and snowboarders to name their favorite bump runs.

Knee Pain Could Run In The Family

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - People whose parents had a total knee replacement due to osteoarthritis are more than twice as li...

Sitting All Day Can Make Everything Hurt, But There's A Way To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Typically, when we think about enduring an injury, we imagine we have to do something -- and usually do it wrong -- to bring on the pain. But somet...

Rebuilding and Regenerating Damaged Knees: The Future Has Arrived!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

If you grew up in the 1970s, you may remember the Six Million Dollar Man TV show with Steve Austin. The show began with a futuristic-type regeneration...

Longevity vs. Durability: Can You Have Both?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

We've extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We've improved care for skin, and people look better. But it's your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there.

How to Reduce Knee Pain Without Surgery

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you have a minor injury that's causing you pain, take action to help it heal and use your injury as a stimulus to train other parts of your body. There's plenty you can do to speed your recovery and return as a fitter, faster and stronger athlete.

Meniscus Repair Helps Prevent Arthritis

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Repairing the arthritic cartilage and replacing the missing meniscus can keep you biologic and help you delay or avoid an artificial knee replacement. In our view, biology trumps bionics any day of the week.

Growing Pains vs. Cancer: Why You Should Take Your Kid's Knee Pain Seriously

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Osteosarcoma is a very malignant process. It spreads fast and can have severe consequences. While the management of osteosarcoma is improving, this cancer -- if not caught in time -- often requires radical intervention to save the child's life.

How Current Arthritis Treatment Fails Patients

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Why is it that are we still in the outdated "wait, rest, drugs, joint replacement" era? Here is the shocking data.

I Surrender!

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

I'm trying to come to grips with certain truths about aging. Like maybe it's time to surrender and stop with all the euphemisms. Maybe it's time to stop living in denial and accept what is. And yet.

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

To be smart and safe in yoga, we need to consider postural alignment and natural joint function, rather than blindly following a list of "must-do" traditional poses and boot camp challenges.

The Joys of Knee Surgery

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

I can't really say there's anything stranger or less understandable than having your surgeon approach you minutes after you've woken up in the recovery room to tell you exactly what he just did to your completely immobilized naked body.

The Essential "Optional" Trekking Accessory

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

Packing guides will often list trekking poles as "optional," but they are lying to you. They are as important as a backpack, if not more -- after all, backpacks can't really double as lightsabers to aid in the settling of disputes.