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  • Can adults get osteochondritis dissecans? What to know

    Osteochondritis dissecans typically affects children and teens, but it can also occur in adults. It is a condition that commonly affects the knee joint, but it can affect any joint in the body.

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  • What causes pain in the right hip in females?

    Possible causes of right hip pain include muscle injury, osteoarthritis, and pelvic floor conditions. In females, it can also occur during pregnancy. Treatment may involve pain relief, stretching, and exercise.

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  • New study calls into question the superiority of stem cell therapy for treating knee pain

    An Emory team of investigators in collaboration with other recruitment sites throughout the nation has explored the potential of mesenchymal stem cells as a game-changing treatment option for knee OA, one of the most common causes of chronic knee pain. "The study demonstrated no superiority of any cell therapy over corticosteroids in reducing pain intensity over the course of a year."

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  • Chondromalacia Exercises to Relieve Knee Pain

    Chondromalacia patella occurs when the cartilage at the back of the kneecap begins to soften and break down. This breakdown causes the kneecap to grind against the leg bones that join to form the knee joint, resulting in pain that worsens with activity. This article explores some of the exercises you can do if you have chondromalacia patella. It also looks at what kind of activities you should avoid and some other strategies that can help limit your pain.

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  • Online misinformation about noisy knees is influencing people to make poor health choices

    From cracking, clicks and popping sounds, it is estimated knee crepitus affects up to 70% of people. "Many websites suggested treatment options to reduce knee crepitus, including exercise, medication, passive treatments (such as brace, ice and splints) and rest. There is no research evidence to support this information."

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  • Exercises to Help With Hip Tendonitis

    If you have hip tendonitis, exercises may help relieve your pain. Hip tendonitis is an irritation of the tendons attached to the hip flexor muscles. This can make it difficult to walk, run, climb stairs, or stand up from a seated position.

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  • Injections for Knee Pain: Could They Help You?

    Knee pain is one of the most common physical complaints for adults, affecting roughly one in four Americans over age 60. Although surgery may be required for the most severe cases, many people can get relief from a less invasive procedure: injections into the joint.

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  • How To Relieve Hip Pain

    Hip pain can be caused by overuse or damage to the hip joint, cartilage, or surrounding muscles, and can significantly impact your ability to perform everyday activities, including walking, going up and down stairs, and sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.

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  • Torn ACLs may heal with therapy instead of surgery, though some surgeons aren’t convinced

    It’s long been thought that a torn ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, has limited ability to heal on its own and requires surgery. Recent research suggests that a nonsurgical treatment, including physical therapy, could be as effective.

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  • Causes and Treatment for Outer, Side, and Inner Hip Pain

    There are many possible causes of hip pain. They include serious ones, like a fracture or joint infection, and less serious causes, like bursitis.1 Your healthcare provider can diagnose the cause and help to plan your treatment.

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