Shoulder pop and shoulder pain
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When You Hear Your Shoulder Pop

Why Does Your Shoulder Pop? You may well have heard your shoulder clicking from time to time. If not, you’ve almost certainly heard somebody else’s shoulder cracking. That shoulder pop is a common phenomenon, especially when a person reaches a certain age. You may be vague on exactly why it happens, though. To understand why, …

Knee strengthening exercises
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Knee Strengthening Exercises

Why Knee Strengthening Exercises Are Important No one can guarantee you’ll never experience knee pain over the course of your life. An impact, possibly sustained during an auto accident or a sports mishap, can produce a knee injury. An illness like osteoarthritis can wear away the cartilage in your knee as you age. If either …

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Knee Extension Lag

What Is Knee Extension Lag? When your leg is in proper working order, you have no difficulty straightening it out completely. People with the condition called knee extension lag, however, can’t do that. When they try, the knee remains partly bent. The severity of the condition is expressed in degrees. If the patient does his …

Knee pain
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The Causes of Knee Pain

Why Do You Have Knee Pain? If you’ve ever had knee pain, you know it can be quite painful indeed and interfere with a great many day-to-day activities to boot. It’s very limiting if you can’t even get up out of a chair and move around without distress. Naturally a knee pain sufferer wants to …

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Stem Cell Therapy for the Medial Collateral Ligament

What is the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)? The medial collateral ligament, commonly abbreviated as the MCL, is one of two ligaments connecting the femur to the lower leg bone. In addition to this basic purpose, it supports the knee, allows rotation, and keeps the knee from bending backward. How Does the Medial Collateral Ligament Become …

Water on the knee, knee effusion, and knee pain
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Water on the Knee

What is Water on the Knee? Water on the knee is a common term for what doctors know as knee effusion. It’s a particular kind of swollen knee. It happens when you have fluid buildup around the knee. You need a certain amount of fluid in your joints where bones come together. The fluid provides …

Knee clicking and knee pain
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Knee Clicking: What It All Means

Knee Clicking Is Common If you knee keeps popping, it may be some comfort to know you’re not alone. All joints are somewhat prone to cracking and popping, and knee clicking happens the most frequently. Lots of people hear a knee cracking when they go through a full range of motion or squat. Most of …

Barometric pressure and pain
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Pain and Barometric Pressure

There’s a Connection Between Pain and Barometric Pressure When we’re young, we may be happily oblivious to the link between pain and the weather just as we’re less susceptible to pain in general. But as we get older, we may find that the weather really does affect the degree to which we experience knee pain, …

Zilrettta and osteoarthritis knee pain
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Zilretta and Osteoarthritis

What is Zilretta? Zilretta is an innovative new treatment specifically for osteoarthritis knee pain. To understand exactly what Zilretta is, how it works, and whether it’s right for you, let’s start by reviewing exactly what osteoarthritis is. What is Osteoarthritis? In a nutshell, osteoarthritis is deterioration of the cartilage in your joints. When you’re young, …

Knee stretches for knee pain relief
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7 Great Stretches for Knee Pain

Fighting Knee Pain There are many conditions that produce knee pain. Runner’s knee and osteoarthritis knee are just two examples. That being the case, it’s often a good idea to consult a professional to identify the reason for your particular knee pain. That’s especially true if the pain’s getting worse, comes with swelling, or your …