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What You Need to Know About Kneecap Injuries
| Feb 02, 2016
Whether it’s dislocation, fracture, or something else, the kneecap is prone to a few different types of injuries. Learn about them and the symptoms they cause.
Running May Prevent—Not Cause—Knee Osteoarthritis
| Jan 27, 2016
If you’re a runner, there are several knee problems that you may be at risk for. But contrary to popular fear, arthritis may not be one of them.
Signs of a Dislocated Kneecap
| Dec 11, 2015
The kneecap, or patella, can be dislocated by a blow to the front of the knee. Learn the symptoms that can point to this injury.
PRP Injections Offer Relief for Tendon Injuries
| Dec 01, 2015
When a tendon injury is causing daily pain or not responding to other treatments, PRP therapy may be a good option.
How Age Affects Your Risk for a Meniscus Tear
Terry K. Gemas, MD
| Oct 19, 2015
The knee’s meniscus is a thick layer of cartilage that can be injured and tear. Learn about the main causes of meniscus tears and how they change as we age.
Is Your Knee Pain Caused by Jumper’s Knee?
| Oct 13, 2015
A common tendon injury in the knee, jumper’s knee, can affect people who play sports with repetitive jumping, running, or quick stopping and turning.
Concussions May Raise Risk for Lower Limb Injuries
| Jul 23, 2015
A new study finds that athletes are at increased risk for a lower extremity injury following concussion, possibly because of lingering neurological issues.
New Study: Heading Is Not the Main Cause of Youth Soccer Concussions
| Jul 16, 2015
Many people have proposed a ban of heading in youth soccer to protect kids from concussions, but a new study reveals the greatest cause of concussion for young soccer players is collisions, not headings.
A Pain in the Butt: 5 Signs of Chronic Hamstring Tendinopathy
| Jul 08, 2015
Pain deep in the buttocks is a sign of chronic injury to the tendons in the back of the thigh. Learn more about the distinctive signs of chronic hamstring tendinopathy.
8 Training Errors That Can Trigger IT Band Pain
| Jun 25, 2015
When a sharp pain strikes the outside of your knee--especially if you're a runner or cyclist--it's likely caused by IT band syndrome. Learn what training errors can contribute to IT band pain.
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