Meniscus tears are a type of tear that occurs in the cartilage of the knee. These tears are a common cause of knee pain.
Shoulder tightness can slowly creep up with age, affecting your ability to get adequate sleep, lift grocery bags, scrub the bathtub, or push open heavy doors. Maintaining shoulder mobility usually doesn’t become a focus until these daily activities of living become impacted—or pain and stiffness get unbearable.
The most common cause of knee pain can hit you in your 30s as easily as it can in your 60s and 70s. Osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear arthritis,” is the most common cause of knee pain – and the most common form of arthritis.
Professional baseball players are likely to return to sport after a meniscectomy, according to a new study. The study, “Performance and Return to Sports After Meniscectomy in Professional Baseball Players,” was published online on February 11, 2022, in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Treatment for a meniscus tear will depend on its size, what kind it is, and where it’s located within the cartilage.
If you suddenly hear a noticeable popping sound coming from your knee, it’s pretty safe to assume that something is wrong, although the degree of injury can vary. Here are some of the possible causes.
Arthroscopic surgery, also known simply as arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive orthopedic procedure used to diagnose and treat joint problems. It involves the use of a narrow scope, called an arthroscope, and specialized surgical tools to access a joint through tiny "keyhole" incisions.
There is a different route for every ACL tear. Some athletes return within a year and some take longer. It’s a tedious process of fighting back swelling, incremental improvements and mentally working through setbacks.
Most youth baseball organizations today limit pitch counts or require days of rest after a young pitcher’s stint on the mound — or both. And that’s a good thing. Medical research has shown that these rules are a safe way to protect the arms of these young players.
A new absorbable device known as the Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to repair some anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.
People who play certain kinds of sports are at an increased risk for sustaining an ACL sprain or tear. Specifically, sports that require you to make a lot of sudden changes of direction, like soccer, basketball or football, increase your risk of tearing your ACL. You can also experience an ACL injury through direct contact to your knee.
Bicep tendonitis develops when a tendon in the biceps muscle swells and becomes inflamed. It usually occurs with other problems with the shoulder, such as dislocation, impingement, or arthritis.
Shoulder pain has many different causes and treatments. It isn't easy to know the difference between different types of shoulder pain, like a frozen shoulder, shoulder blade pain, or symptoms of a rotator cuff tear. This is why you need to get medical attention if you have shoulder pain—and the treatment is tailored to the cause, your overall health, and your level of activity.
Orthopaedic surgeons have traditionally been taught that certain types of knee symptoms indicate damage to specialized structures called the menisci. But these "meniscal" and "mechanical" symptoms do not reflect what surgeons will find at knee arthroscopy, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Exercise not only helps people with long-term conditions better manage their health but also boosts the immune system. So how can we support more people to be physically active?