Tag: bad knees

Growing new cartilage in people with bad knees may be possible according to the NY Times.

Growing new cartilage in people with bad knees may be possible according to the NY Times. If you have bad knees and a loss of cartilage from years of abuse or improper function, your options are often limited to injections of a lubricant into the joint space which has been shown to relieve the pain for a limited amount of time or joint replacement. Researchers at Stanford University have been able to grow new cartilage in the joints of arthritic mice. Primitive cells that can be transformed into new cartilage lie dormant at the ends of bones, the researchers reported Read More »

Bad knees, the Washington Post and why chiropractic sports physicians may be your best first option.

Bad knees, the Washington Post and why chiropractic sports physicians can be your best first option. According to the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013, physical therapy was an effective approach instead of surgery for a meniscus tear in the knee. In 2018, the British Medical Journal agreed and published updated guidelines regarding the appropriateness of surgery vs. physical therapy for the improvement of knee pain. The Washington Post recently published an article that examines non-surgical options for treating knee pain.   Read the article below Suffering from bad knees, some look for alternatives to surgery By Sally Squires November Read More »

Runners do not get knee arthritis, says the NY Times; what you need to know

Runners do not get knee arthritis, says the NY Times; what you need to know Do some runners have bad knees? Some do, however, there is growing evidence to show it is not running that harms the knees. Body mechanics plays a large part in whether people develop knee problems says Dr. Charschan. “While running may make those body mechanics feel worsen, it is not the running itself that causes the problems in the knees, but rather the body style, asymmetry, foot over pronation and other mechanical aberration’s that cause the problem in the persons knees; running just exacerbates that Read More »