Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Symptoms And Treatments

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is commonly seen in athletes. It can affect people of all ages and it is also called "runner's knee." While PFPS can develop in people who sit for long periods of time, it is most commonly associated with the jumping and running that is associated with sports activity. Because patellofemoral pain syndrome can mimic symptoms of other orthopedic conditions, it is important that you see a sports medicine physician for a physical examination. [Read More]

Knee Pain? 2 Things That Could Be Wrong And Treatment Options

If your knee hurts this can be due to many things. The one thing you need to do is to see an orthopedic physician as they can diagnose the problem to give you the proper treatment. Keep reading to learn of two things that may be wrong, and the treatment options available. Arthritis If you are older your problem may be arthritis, more specifically known as osteoarthritis.  The orthopedist will take x-rays of your knee to get a broad image of the joint. [Read More]

Custom Orthotics Provide Unparallel Benefits

When it comes to orthotics, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, unless you have custom orthotics, the option you choose may not be the best solution. Custom orthotics provide a number of benefits that an over-the-counter option cannot provide. Abnormality Correction  For the most part, orthotics that you purchase in the store are meant to be a temporary solution. For this reason, if your decision to wear these devices is the result of a medical diagnosis, such as a collapsed arch or supination, an over-the-counter solution will not provide any long-term correction. [Read More]

Signs You May Need Joint Replacement Surgery

An ailing joint can come with unbearable pain and make accomplishing everyday activities challenging. If the pain makes your life miserable, it might be time to consider joint replacement. Orthopedists don't have set rules to determine who qualifies for joint replacement treatment because every case is different. However, there are common signs that indicate you may need joint replacement surgery. Read on to find out if a joint replacement could be the solution to your problem. [Read More]