The Best Knee Exercises for Seniors

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Knee pain can be a major obstacle to enjoying everyday activities, especially for seniors. But did you know simple knee exercises for seniors can help prevent joint pain and improve balance? Whether dealing with arthritis, past injuries, or just the natural wear and tear of aging, maintaining strong and flexible knees is essential for a […]

A Guide to Choosing the Right Knee Brace

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Choosing the right knee brace can be crucial if you’re experiencing knee pain, planning to engage in sports, or recovering from surgery. This article will guide you through the three primary types of knee braces: prophylactic, best for high-impact activities; functional, tailored for specific knee issues like arthritis; and rehabilitative, ideal for post-surgical recovery and […]

A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Knee Pain When Bending

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Have you ever felt pain or discomfort in your knee when you bend it? Or maybe a dull ache that lingers after you straighten it? If so, don’t panic just yet! Knee pain when bending is a common challenge for older adults that can have various causes. While it can be significant in some cases, […]

Knee Pain When Going Up Stairs: Causes, Treatments & Prevention Tips

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Is your regular journey up a flight of stairs starting to feel like a mountain trek due to knee pain? Many older adults experience knee pain when climbing stairs, but there are ways to treat this common problem. Knee pain isn’t a mandatory part of aging and is also not something you should ignore. Having […]

Knee Pain When Squatting: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

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Knee pain when squatting can be a frustrating barrier to maintaining an active lifestyle. If you’re living with knee pain that’s limiting your ability to bend and squat, don’t throw in the towel just yet! This type of pain can usually be treated with effective pain management, changes to certain activities, corrections to your squat […]

Achy Knees: The Facts About Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis, the most prevalent joint disease globally, impacts over 240 million people. This condition can affect any joint, but it’s most commonly found in the knees, hips, hands, lower back, and neck. In the case of knee osteoarthritis, the cartilage wears down and becomes rough. As a result, the protective space and tissues within […]

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Recovery: Physical Therapist Advice

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If your knee pain impacts your daily life and doesn’t improve with treatment, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic knee surgery. Arthroscopic knee surgery is a popular option today that can relieve pain, improve function, and help you return to your favorite activities. But how long does it take to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery? And […]

Knee Replacement Recovery: A Guide for Older Adults

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Does knee pain or stiffness seriously limit your daily activities? If so, you may be considering knee replacement surgery.  Knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces the damaged parts of your knee joint with artificial implants. In most cases, knee replacement relieves pain, improves mobility, and restores […]

How to Deal with Knee Bursitis: Exercises, Treatments, and Tips

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Do you feel pain or stiffness in your knee when you walk, kneel, or bend? Or perhaps you’ve noticed persistent swelling around your kneecap? If so, you might have knee bursitis, a condition that affects many active adults. Knee bursitis is an inflammatory condition of the knee that can interfere with your daily activities and […]

Crackling Knees? Here’s Knee Crepitus Exercises That Help

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If you’ve ever wondered about the crackling sounds your knees make when you bend or extend them, you might be experiencing a common occurrence known as knee crepitus. This article will unravel the mystery behind these curious noises and share some practical exercises for pain relief and joint mobility.   Understanding Knee Crepitus Your knee joint […]