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Common Knee Surgery of No Benefit to Many with Knee Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Meniscus Tears

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery performed on middle aged and older people who have degenerative meniscus tears and knee osteoarthritis fails to provide pain relief or better joint function.

McMaster University researchers published a study August 25, 2014 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, in which they reviewed seven studies comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy […]

Physical Therapy as Effective as Corticosteroid Injections for Relieving Shoulder Pain, Disability

Manual physical therapy, by trained physical therapists, and subacromial corticosteroid injections provided equal and notable improvement in pain and function among people with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome. Unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome includes several painful conditions related to the shoulder, such as rotator cuff syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis and bursitis.

In a study published […]

Knee Osteoarthritis Might Not Slow You Down If You Walk 6,000 Steps Daily

Physical therapists have long known that physical activity can prevent or slow functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. What wasn’t clear was whether simply walking would protect people against the functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. New research shows it does.

Boston University researchers reported June 12, 2014 in the journal of Arthritis […]

Research Shows Common Knee Problem Responds to Physical Therapist-guided Quad Strengthening

There is strong evidence that the use of a physical therapist-guided quadriceps strengthening program reduces pain and improves function in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome, according to a review of studies published April 25, 2014 in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Knee pain from patellofemoral pain syndrome is common among […]