Stem cell procedure could reduce chronic pain

More than 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain worldwide, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Many of those people turn to pain medications or expensive surgeries to try and get relief, but now some doctors are saying a new minimally invasive procedure can do the trick. It’s called stem cell injections. Ashleigh … Continued

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patellar tendonitis

Tendonitis of the Knee

The patellar tendon connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). Patellar tendonitis occurs when stress is placed on the supporting structures of the knee, resulting in a burning pain just below the patella. Although it most commonly affects athletes whose sports involve a lot of running and jumping, patellar tendonitis can happen to anybody … Continued

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baker's cyst

Popliteal Cyst

Also known as a Baker’s cyst, a popliteal cyst is a swelling that occurs in the space behind the knee, producing a pain or tightening in the knee joint. The swelling is brought on by a build-up of lubrication (or synovial fluid) in the popliteal bursa sac. Usually the result of arthritis or a cartilage tear … Continued

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arthritis

Bursitis of the Knee

The pes anserine bursa is a small lubricating sac between the tibia and the hamstring muscle. Bursitis of the knee occurs when constant friction on the bursa causes it to become inflamed. Overuse of the hamstrings, especially in athletes and runners, is a common cause of this. Improper training and uphill running can also contribute … Continued

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Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella, more commonly known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, is the abnormal softening of the cartilage under the kneecap that causes pain in the front of the knee. The kneecap is normally pulled over the end of the femur in a straight line by the quadriceps. Chondromalacia patella results from the degeneration of cartilage, due … Continued

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arthritis

Arthritis In Your Knee

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more of your joints. The most common type of arthritis to occur in the knee is osteoarthritis, which is a progressive disease that slowly wears away joint cartilage, causing the bones in the knee joint to rub together, ultimately resulting in pain, swelling, stiffness, and a decreased ability … Continued

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articular cartilage injuries

Damage To Articular Cartilage In The Hip

Articular cartilage is found in the hip, between the femur and the hip socket, allowing the bones to smoothly glide over each other. Due to wear and tear or overuse, it can tear or become damaged. Articular cartilage injuries often occur in conjunction with other hip injuries. Symptoms of damaged articular cartilage typically include pain … Continued

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osteoarthritis

Are You Suffering From Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes pain or swelling in the body’s joints. Most commonly, it is caused by nothing more than the wear and tear of aging, but may also be caused by injury, genetic defects, or from being overweight. Osteoarthritis of the hip can be difficult to diagnose due to the different … Continued

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failed back surgery syndrome

Compressed or Pinched Nerves

Pinched nerves occur when there is compression on a nerve as a result of repetitive motions or the body (or extremities) being held in one place for a long period of time. This condition commonly develops from a herniated disc. Inflammation or pressure on a nerve root exiting the spine may cause neck or low … Continued

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Herniated Disc (HNP)

Herniated nucleus pulposus (or herniated disc) is a condition in which the gelatinous central portion of an intervertebral disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk, resulting in back pain and nerve root irritation. The main cause of this is normal wear and tear of aging, but can also happen after an injury … Continued

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