Knee Pain Severity, Not Structural Damage, a Risk Factor for Incident Widespread Pain

MARCH 3, 2017 For people who have osteoarthritis (OA), knee pain severity may be a far more important predictor of long-term incident widespread pain than structural damage, according to results from Canada’s Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST). Indeed, researchers at the Université de Montréal concluded that consistent frequent knee pain, symptomatic knee OA and knee pain…

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Weak Thigh Muscles Increase Knee OA Risk in Women

Growing evidence of relationship, but only for females by Wayne Kuznar, Contributing Writer February 19, 2017 Women with thigh muscle weakness have an increased risk of radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA), but this relationship was no longer significant when adjusting for body mass index (BMI). In men, in contrast, thigh muscle strength was similar between knees with RKOA and…

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The Side Effects of Orthopedic Knee Surgery: Doubling Down at the Great Orthopedic Surgery Casino

by Chris Centeno, M.D. What are the side effects of orthopedic surgery? One of the more disturbing things we see in interventional orthopedics is patients who have undergone multiple aggressive types of orthopedic surgery. The behavior is a bit like a gambler at a casino. If you don’t hit it big the first time, keep doubling…

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Cooled RF Ablation Superior to Corticosteroids in Knee Osteoarthritis

74.1% of the patients that their knee nerves burned with Cooled RF Ablation, had at least 50% relief after 6 months. My data shows that 66.67% of my patients treated with TRIGENICS® had at least 50% relief at 6 months WITHOUT having to burn their knee nerves. That’s only a 7.43% difference. And, my knee pain…

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Running May Actually Lower Inflammation in Knee Joints

Researchers suggest running might slow development of osteoarthritis FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Running might actually reduce inflammation in knee joints, according to research published recently in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. Matt Seeley, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and colleagues reached their…

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Chair Yoga Helps Older Adults Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

Chair yoga may produce sustained improvements in pain among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Want to get an idea as to what chair yoga is?  CLICK HERE for a 20 minute video.

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Christine – Knee Pain For 1 Year

Meet Christine. She’s been having right knee pain over the past year.  She had 4 weeks of pre-surgical physical therapy, then surgery to fix her torn meniscus, then 6 weeks of physical therapy after the surgery, and her KNEE STILL HURTS! This video shows, with her permission, how she responded to her first Trigenics® treatment here:

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Study: Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints

Brigham Young University Health News, 12/12/2016 Running may also slow the process that leads to osteoarthritis. New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro–inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running. In other words, it appears running can reduce joint inflammation. “It flies in the face of intuition,” said study…

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Knee OA No Excuse to Skip Out on Physical Activity

by Ryan Basen Staff Writer, MedPage TodayNovember 21, 2016 Action Points WASHINGTON — Most people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are able to walk the 6,000 daily steps they need to improve their condition and prevent disability, according to researchers here who divulged benchmarks for three key tests they say patients need to meet. In a…

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Strong Muscles Protect Damaged Knees

by Mike Bassett, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today September 12, 2016 Low knee extensor (KE) muscle strength is associated with an increased risk of systematic and functional deterioration in knee osteoarthritis (KOA), a team of international investigators has found. Adam G. Culvenor, PhD, Institute of Anatomy, Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria and colleagues, conducted a systematic review and…

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