Tag: knee pain

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC,CCSP

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC, CCSP If you have ever experienced knee pain, you know how frustrating it is to find a solution to this common problem. Studies from both the New England Journal of Medicine as well as the British Medical Journal that looked at 40 years of the meniscus and other surgeries for knees.  These retrospective papers show that these efforts have not improved people’s knees and may have resulted in many secondary surgeries and knee replacements years later.  Basically, long term, this approach shows little benefit to the Read More »

Is marathon running bad for your knees? The answer may surprise you.

Is marathon running bad for your knees? The answer may surprise you. After years of working with runners, I have never treated a knee problem that resulted from the sport when the runner had healthy knees.  While pulled muscles, impact problems that lead to stress fractures and twisted ankles are common in the sport, the knee is part of the pulley system that requires good mobility in the feet, healthy hips and a functioning core to propel the body from one step to the next. There are many reasons why runners may have knee pain including shin splints, tight hip 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 »

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider.

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider. Athletes and people who do manual labor can develop painful hip labral tears. Some of these people may have been diagnosed with a painful hip labral tear after orthopedic tests and an MRI were performed by their doctor. The labrum, as described by the famed  Mayo Clinic is a ring of cartilage surrounding the hip joint.  The labrum helps  stabilize the hip joint in the socket. Painful hip labral tears are most common in athletes such as soccer players, hockey players, golfers as Read More »

Up to a third of all knee replacement surgery have people regretting the decision according to the British Medical Journal.

Up to a third of all knee replacement surgery have people regretting the decision according to the British Medical Journal. Should you have a knee replacement done when the doctor tells you that your knee is bone on bone?  According to a 2017 study in the BMJ, not so fast. Many of our patients have had successful knee replacements.  Prosthetic knees are not the same as your original knees, and they have functional limitations and an estimated lifespan of 20 years, which is why doctors recommend that you have this done in your later years if medically necessary. Prosthetic knees Read More »