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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 […]

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 […]

Knee Replacement Surgery: Does It Lead to Weight Gain?

A new study suggests having total knee joint replacement surgery might have an unwelcomed side effect: weight gain.

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, conducted a five-year study, reviewing medical records of nearly 1,000 knee replacement surgery patients from the Mayo Clinic Health System. They found that 30 percent of those patients gained […]

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 […]