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The Noisy Knee Joint

It’s common for the knee joint to be very noisy, especially when performing activities such as squatting, climbing steps, or repetitive knee extensions. Patients frequently present to their chiropractor and ask, “Is that noise normal and should I be concerned?” In most cases, crepitus (noise) emitted from the knee—which can include clicking, cracking, catching, snapping, […]

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Knee Osteoarthritis and Fall Risk

The World Health Organization reports that falls are a significant global public health issue. In fact, each year 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention, and falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury and deaths. For an older adult, a non-fatal fall can lead to serious injury that can result […]

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Laser Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

The Cleveland Clinic reports that knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition that will affect about 46% of us in our lifetime, usually after age 40. The condition is characterized by the gradual breakdown of the cartilage in the knee joint until eventually the bone on either side of the joint rubs together causing […]

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Chiropractic Care AFTER Knee Replacement

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most performed operating room procedure in the United States, and the number of surgeries is projected to increase by 400% (to 3.5 million a year) in the next twenty years due to prolonged longevity, the rise in obesity, and increasing rates of osteoarthritis. The surgery itself traumatizes the surrounding […]

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Pre-Surgical Actions to Improve Knee Replacement Outcomes

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common chronic disease that frequently affects the knees of the elderly. The condition usually has a slow onset that results in pain, limited mobility, and stiffness due to swelling of the joint capsule, loss of joint space, and for some, joint deformity. Treatment guidelines generally recommend non-surgical options—like chiropractic care—as […]

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Why Women May Be More at Risk for Knee Pain

The anatomical and physiological differences between men and women are obvious in many ways. But one way that’s often overlooked is how these differences relate to knee-related injuries, of which women may be between two-to-eight times more at risk for than men. When it comes to the lower extremities, an issue in the foot, ankle, […]

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Lowering the Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint condition. It causes local inflammation and breakdown of cartilage with joint structural changes that provoke pain and loss of function that results in a considerable reduction in quality of life. Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most disabling osteoarthritic conditions and it’s becoming more prevalent. So, what […]

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Ankle Pronation and Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition that is a significant cause of disability in older adults, often resulting in knee replacement surgery. There are several contributing factors to KOA, and perhaps one of the most important issues is excessive force exerted on the knee joint by improper biomechanics of the foot and ankle. […]

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