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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. […]

People who Don’t Allow Hip or Groin Injuries to Heal, Risk Subsequent Hip or Groin Injuries

Athletes who injure the hip or groin, sustaining injuries like bone stress fractures and groin strains, are two to seven times more likely to injure the same area again, researchers found when they looked at a collection of studies on the topic. The researchers also found higher risks for hip and groin injuries among […]

Finding and Treating the Cause of Running Injuries

A March 18, 2014 press release by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) goes into why physical therapists go beyond the site of pain or other symptoms, to find and treat the root cause. The release is focused on Katie McDonald Netiz, a recreational runner and Runner’s World editor, who for years suffered with […]

Recent Osteoarthritis Prevention and Coping Advice from Mayo Clinic Experts Touts Exercise, Physical Therapy

World Arthritis Day, October 12, 2013, reminds us of the pain and disability that affects millions of people in the U.S. The most common arthritis type, osteoarthritis, is a debilitating joint condition affecting and estimated 27 million Americans. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent osteoarthritis, as well as enhance […]