More people in the United States visit an orthopedic surgeon because of knee problems than for any other complaint. Knee pain affects approximately one quarter of adults, and its prevalence has increased almost 65% over the past 20 years. Pain in the knees accounts for nearly four million primary care visits a year. A little prevention now can save considerable pain later.
Physical rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulative techniques can treat different aspects of “runner’s knee,” to alleviate tight muscles and tender points within the joint or muscle and increase range of motion.
This year, COVID-19 has made decisions around surgery tougher than ever for folks who may need one. But one major medical group can help provide some answers.
Regular lower body strengthening and stretching can take unwanted stressors off the knee joint, reducing pain. There are several exercises people can try.
The rate of recovery and a patient’s length of stay (LOS) at nursing and rehabilitation facilities are associated with a patient’s mobility and their ability to provide self-care when they are discharged following hip fracture surgery, according to a new study from George Washington University (GW), published in JAMA Network Open.