Knee osteoarthritis
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The 5 Stages of Osteoarthritis in the Knee

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is degenerative condition in which the cartilage in a joint deteriorates over time. It roughens and may eventually wear away altogether. This deterioration produces friction and can result in pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Because osteoarthritis is a progressive condition, doctors have identified five stages of osteoarthritis in the knee …

Knee pain after meniscus surgery
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Knee Pain After Meniscus Surgery

What Is Meniscus Surgery? If you suffer from knee pain, someone have may recommended meniscus surgery to you. Naturally, the first step in deciding whether a meniscus operation is right for you is understanding what the meniscus is and what a meniscus operation entails. The meniscus is a C-shaped disk of cartilage. Each of your …

Stem cell therapy for knees
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Stem Cell Therapy for Knees: The Case For and Against

Does Stem Cell Therapy for Knees Work? Here at the Pain Relief Institute, we’re not shy about proclaiming the benefits of stem cell therapy for a variety of ailments and conditions, and we don’t think we need to be. Our countless success stories give us confidence in the efficacy of our methods. But honesty is …

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 …