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Does Going Upstairs Hurt Your Knees? That could be an Early Sign of Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee pain while going upstairs might be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis and an opportunity for early intervention, according to a study in the January 2015 journal Arthritis Care & Research.

Researchers referred to a study of more than 4,700 adults who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis using radiographic images or who were […]

Is Exercise the “Oil” Older, Worn Joints Need?

For those suffering from arthritis or other muscle and joint pain and stiffness, exercise might be the last thing on their minds. But new research suggests exercise might be just what the doctor ordered. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery report regular exercise can lessen pain, reduce stiffness and diminish fatigue associated with […]

Physical Therapy before Total Hip or Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Markedly Improves Patient Outcomes

People who are treated by their physical therapists prior to having total hip or total knee joint replacement surgery reduce their need for rehabilitation after surgery by nearly 30 percent, according to a study published October 1, 2014 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Dollar-wise, the reduced need for post-operative rehabilitation results […]

One-third of Knee Replacements Performed in U.S. are Unnecessary, According to New Study

U.S. researchers studying 175 people who had total knee replacement surgery found only 44 percent of those procedures were “appropriate.” Thirty-four percent, they said, were “inappropriate” and 22 percent were “inconclusive.” Inappropriate cases are those where the risks of the surgery outweigh the benefits. In inconclusive cases, the risks and benefits are about equal. […]