Athletics

What to do if your Knee Hurts when Bending

More than a quarter of adults suffer from regular bouts of knee pain. It’s really no surprise as our knees handle a tremendous amount stress day-to-day.1-2 Scientists have found that for every pound of bodyweight, our knees are subjected to up to seven pounds of pressure when they are bent or in weight-bearing.3 If you’re here, it is because you’ve noticed that your knee hurts when bending it, is painful walking down stairs and feels uncomfortable while squatting. The fix for this really depends on the diagnosis. Below are some common causes of knee pain.  

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Water on the Knee – Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Water on the knee is characterized by the accumulation of fluid and inflammation around the knee joint. When this occurs your knee may appear puffy and larger than usual. You may also find that it feels stiff and painful when you place weight on it and is sore to the touch. All of this can cause discomfort while walking up and down stairs, kneeling, and squatting. If you are experiencing symptoms of water on the knee you should consult your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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Cortisone Shots in the Knee – Do They Really Work?

Are you considering getting cortisone shots in your knee? Although cortisone (corticosteroid) injections have been used for the past fifty years, some physicians are concerned that they may have adverse long-term side effects. Despite this, many patients experience significant pain relief from corticosteroid shots – depending on your circumstances this treatment may be right for you.

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How Knee Injuries Can Ruin Super Bowl Sunday

It’s a well-known fact that in the NFL, injuries will happen. I mean, a bunch of big, fast, strong, physical specimens colliding into one another while running at maximum speed will tend to result in players going down with various ailments.

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Soccer – How to Prevent Knee Injuries

Soccer (also known as football) is an exciting and fast-paced game that requires teamwork, coordination, agility, and healthy knees. Unfortunately, soccer players have a higher-than-average risk of experiencing serious knee injuries because of the pivoting and quick direction changes required in the game [1]. The most common soccer injuries affect the lower body, and more specifically, the knee and ankle [2]. Here we focus on the most common types of knee injuries and how to reduce your risk.
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Racquet Sports – How To Ace Knee Pain On The Court

Do you play racquet sports? Tennis, squash, racquetball or badminton? If you do, you may find the sport is hard on your knees. Racquet sports are some of the most popular sports in the world and competitive matches are played even at a mature age. Because racquet sports are so fast paced and difficult on the knees, injuries can occur at any time and at any age. Some the world’s greatest tennis players have taken time off or retired from the sport due to knee injuries. It’s not surprising: as a tennis and squash player myself, I have been somewhat unkind to my knees in the past: there is just so much twisting, turning, changing direction and lunging! In a nut-shell, those who play racquet sports are known to be at a higher risk of injury due to the unique demands on their knees. So, what can you do to prevent or reduce the risk of knee injuries?
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Let’s Talk About Hockey And Your MCL

Hockey is one of the fastest sports on the planet due to the conditions created by the physics of the skate. It is an incredibly rough sport that requires focus, balance, grit and physical toughness.  Obviously, the speed at which hockey is played, coupled with the physicality of the game, greatly increases the risk of injury.
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Healthy Joints For Life – The Exercise Connection

Healthy joints are important to help keep you walking, running, jumping, playing sports, and doing everything else you love to do. Joints are where two or more bones are joined together in the body, like your knees, hips, and shoulders.
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The Weekend Warrior – Reduce Your Risk

Recent research suggests that roughly 80% of Americans don’t exercise enough. Everyone has their reasons as to why they don’t exercise, whether it’s work, family commitments, or difficulty staying motivated. However, these reasons are often simply justifications for not exercising. Let’s take a look at general exercise recommendations, the risks of not exercising regularly, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
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Could Spring Loaded Technology Have Helped Kara Lang?

Kara Lang is one of Canada’s premium football exports. Her list of accolades includes: being the first 15 year old to play for the national team (2002), numerous multi-goal games on the international pitch (including setting the record for fastest goal in an international match), a stint with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the W-league (United Soccer League) and a productive 3-year NCAA career with the UCLA Bruins (scoring a record 17 goals in 24 games as a freshman, leading the Bruins to the NCAA championships that year).

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