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Knee Pain

Knee Plica

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

A painful knee plica is rare and it is a diagnosis of exclusion. The majority of knee plica is medial (Figure 1). What is a knee plica? It is an ...

The 9 Sneaky Things That Are Causing Your Knee Pain

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.15.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Whether it came on suddenly when you were playing tennis or more gradually over many years, knee pain can keep you from...

Jumper's Knee

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The patellar tendon connects the kneecap to the tibia (Figure 1). The patella facilitates the function of the quadriceps to straighten the knee. ...

3 Ways Your Body Is Wearing Out -- And How To Stop The Damage

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.17.2016 | OWN

Creaky knees don’t have to be your destiny, says Jordan Metzl, MD, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City ...

Knee Pain and Knee Arthritis

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The cartilage of the knee is complex and it is made up of an elastic compressive structure. The normal articular cartilage is called hyaline cartilage...

Knee Bursitis

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The knee bursa is a small fluid filled sac located between the front of the knee cap (the patella) and the overlying skin (Figure 1). This bursa allow...

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Knee pain is very common and it can be either severe and disabling or mild and transient. In this article we list the most common causes of knee pain....

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a common cause of knee pain in young adolescents. It can cause a painful bump just below the knee (Figure 1). It is a trac...

The 8 Key Ways To Relieve Knee Pain That Really Work | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.05.2016 | Fifty

Protect Your Knees Knees have surpassed hips as the number one joint that gets replaced—one study from the Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospita...

Easing The Effects Of Humidity On Joint Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Here in Florida, along all of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, humidity comes along with that staggering heat, a fact that residents of these regions are...

Understanding Baker's Cyst

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Baker's Cyst A Baker's cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is benign swelling found behind the knee that lies posterior to the medial femoral condy...

What's Happening When Your Knee Goes Snap, Crackle And Pop?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2016 | San Francisco
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

A question I am asked a lot is, "I hear clicking and popping in my knee, is this something that I should be concerned about?" Joint noise in the form...

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 03.08.2017 | 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 | Posted 01.28.2017 | Healthy Living

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 09.24.2016 | 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 09.15.2016 | 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

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

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