Tag: knee pain

Can running shoes make your knees hurt? Check out the newest research.

Can running shoes make your knees hurt? Check out the newest research. A dozen years ago running shoe manufacturers developed shoes that were labeled for the number of millimeters the heels were held off the ground.  Barefoot running was the rage and many people were adopting negative heel, flat heel, or regular heel running shoes.    The choices were confusing for the general public and runners were developing knee, hip, calf, and foot pain if they chose the wrong shoe for their body style. Some who did not ease themselves into a barefoot running shoe such as the Vibram 5 Read More »

Why most hip, knee and lower back pain must be evaluated and treated as one condition.

Why most hip, knee, and lower back pain must be evaluated and treated as one condition. She said during her initial evaluation that her lower back is tight and achy and her neck is always tight.  Chiropractors had helped her for years but hers retired at the beginning of the pandemic.  Upon further questioning about her knees and hips, she said walking down the stairs was a problem and soft surfaces felt better when walking on her knees which continue to become more painful over the years. When I evaluated her, she was having marked difficulty with balance, had problems Read More »

How to preserve your knees according to the NY Times.

How to preserve your knees according to the NY Times. Got knee pain?  Conventional wisdom suggested that for many years the knee cartilage did not repair itself due to a lack of blood supply to the tissue. Many runners and other athletes may be proof that this idea is nonsense, and that movement and weight-bearing actually squeeze the cartilage-like a sponge keeping it healthy according to the latest science.  Knee injuries such as an acl can be rehabilitated with exercises directed at more appropriate weight-bearing and proprioceptive retraining. The typical meniscus tear according to the latest information does not require Read More »

Intense weight training to relieve knee pain has been debunked; do this instead.

Intense weight training to relieve knee pain has been debunked; do this instead. Millions of people have endured medical solutions for knee pain resulting in procedures and rehabilitation regimens that are expensive and simply don’t prevent their knee problems from worsening over time.  Intense weight training for knee pain is one idea that has just been debunked. Despite what we already knew about the knee, the American College of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Foundation routinely continued to advise strength training to improve symptoms. Rehabilitation facilities give these protocols to hundreds of thousands of knee pain sufferers without producing a positive Read More »

Getting rid of IT band syndrome; helpful tips from Runners World Magazine.

Getting rid of IT band syndrome; helpful tips from Runners World Magazine. Many runners experience lateral leg pain in the hips and knees also known as IT band syndrome.  The IT or Iliotibial band is a dense tissue that runs along the lateral side of the leg from the hip to the lateral knee. Years ago, it was not uncommon for therapists to aggressively treat this tissue which was very painful and would bruise.  The problem was that the IT band would continue to retighten either from the treatment further scarring the area or because the mechanism behind it was Read More »