The knee is the joint that connects the upper leg to the lower leg. These two bones are separated by a thick, shock-absorbing cartilage called the meniscus. The joint is surrounded by a capsule that contains ligaments inside and outside to provide stability to the knee. There are fluid-filled sacs called bursas and many other structures that help provide smooth glide, stability, and strength to the knee joint. As a result, there is a lot of tissues that can be irritated if structures are overworked or overwhelmed. Typically they do not simply fail, but rather have additional stress placed on by surrounding areas such as the foot and hip.
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Is a Joint Injection the Right Choice for You?
January 26, 2023
Patients with knee, shoulder, hip or other pain/orthopedic conditions are often given recommendations of steroid or cortisone injections, sometimes even before consulting with a physical therapist. For someone in pain, a doctor’s recommendation of one or two joint injections for knee pain may seem like a great course of care. Injections are fast, readily available,
Natural Option for Knee Arthritis
March 24, 2022
While it’s true that knee arthritis suffers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said physical therapist Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS, with New Life Physical Therapy. “Movement is very important for those who suffer from knee arthritis,
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