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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 […]

How Much Exercise is Optimal for Knee Health from Middle to Older Age?

Researchers have found that too much and too little activity can accelerate knee cartilage degeneration. It seems an approach to exercise, somewhere in the middle, is best for knee health, according to new research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

UCSF researchers looked at changes in knee cartilage among a group of […]

ACL Surgery Recovery under the Microscope

A new study suggests physical therapy helps people regain function, strength and range of motion after surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Wearing braces, the authors say, does nothing to help people recover from surgery following this common and debilitating knee injury.

Weekend warriors and elite athletes, alike, know the pain and […]