30 Mar

5 Ways to Make Gardening Easier

Spring is finally here, and social distancing recommendations along with Governor Ned Lamont’s Stay Safe at Home executive order has made many people extra excited for the warm weather this year. Gardening is great whether you’ve always had a green thumb or you’re looking to find exciting new hobbies at home.  If you want to…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL THERAPY VS. ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERY

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE: Physical Therapy or Arthroscopic Knee Surgery? A new study questioning the usefulness of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee should encourage patients to consider physical therapy as an effective non-surgical option, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study was published in the New England Journal…

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29 Dec

MENISCUS TEARS INCREASE KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS RISK

Damage to the meniscus in the knee joint may lead to osteoarthritis in middle-age and elderly patients. As reported in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, Dr. Englund, from Boston University School of Medicine and Lund University Hospital in Sweden, and colleagues investigated the link between meniscal damage and the development of osteoarthritis over 30 months…

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29 Dec

TRAINING THE BRAIN MAY HELP PREVENT ACL INJURIES

ACL Injuries are a common injury in sports players and everyone alike. An ACL tear in the cruciate ligament commonly occurs during a sudden stop or change in direction. This is why it is such a common injury in sports players. New research shows that training the brain may be just as effective as training…

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29 Dec

EXERCISE HELPS KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Research published in the June issue (Vol 36 Issue 6) of the Journal of Rheumatology reports that there is evidence that land-based therapeutic exercise has at least short-term benefit in terms of reduced knee pain and physical disability for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The magnitude of the treatment effect was significantly associated with the…

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29 Dec

LINK BETWEEN LEG-LENGTH INEQUALITY & OSTEOARTHRITIS

Leg-length inequality is a potentially modifiable risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, say authors of a study that found that radiographic leg-length inequality was associated with prevalent, incident symptomatic, and progressive knee osteoarthritis. In a study involving 3,026 participants aged 50 to 79 years with or at high risk for knee osteoarthritis, leg-length inequality was measured…

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29 Dec

Aquatic Therapy for Hip & Knee Arthritis

Hip and Knee Arthritis, just like any other form of the disease, is extremely painful. Wear and tear on particular joints cause cartilage damage. That cartilage damage becomes inflamed, causing pain and discomfort from those experiencing it. The two most common types of is Hip and Knee Arthritis. Hip and Knee Arthritis affects people of…

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29 Dec

EARLY PT CAN HELP KNEE SURGERY PATIENTS

Knee surgery patients have a long road to recovery ahead of them. Whether you are getting a total knee replacement or fixing your torn meniscus, the healing process takes time. Your knee is one of the most important joints in your body. The inability to bend or use your knees can make simple tasks such…

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