Posts Tagged ‘ knee pain ’

Is running bad for your knees?

December 8, 2014
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Apparently not! Even I thought it was but the results of a new study (to read it click here) have found that “not only does running not cause osteoarthritis in the knee, it may even help to keep the problem at bay”. The study followed 2863 people and found that “runners, regardless of the age they…

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Knee Pain going downstairs

January 31, 2014
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I just read an article in the New York Times Health section answering a reader query about knee pain when walking down stairs. This is a really common occurrence and I thought the information in the article was pretty good so I’ve posted the link to it here. Basically, you want to have good strength and…

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Rehab Vs Surgery for Torn Menicus

May 18, 2013
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New research has suggested that if you have a torn meniscus you might not need surgery after all. The study compared the progress of half a million people who either had an operation or had rehab. They found the surgery led to a quicker improvement, but that over time the results with rehab were great…

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Tai Chi good for Knee Arthritis

November 11, 2009
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Clearly this article was written by a guy – you can feel the lack of commitment straight away in the title – “Tai Chi may help reduce knee pain”. As we will see, the benefits are clear cut. The reason I’m posting this article is because it combines information from a few other posts, and I…

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Simple guidelines to reduce your risk of knee injury

March 24, 2009
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Now, this wasn’t the best designed study ever, for starters they only had 20 subjects, so it is hard for us to read too much into it. But the results do show a trend that is worth acknowledging. And the idea that we can minimise the risk of knee injury when running is worth investigating.…

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Chondroitin effective for knee arthritis

February 15, 2009
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The study I am reviewing here is one on the effect of chondroitin on knee arthritis. Now, anecdotally, I hear from people that they find chondroitin to be effective for knees quite regularly, but rarely do they say it about other joints – hip or lower back for example. Even knowing that a lot of…

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