Category Orthopaedic Care

5 Proven Methods for Treating Minor Knee Injuries at Home

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5 Proven Methods for Treating Minor Knee Injuries at Home

Being able to effectively treat knee injuries is vital to mobility and comfort. Because the knees support the vast majority of the body’s weight, it is paramount to ensure that any injuries are short lived. The first thing for a person who has injured their knee to do is to identify the type of injury they have suffered.

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The most significant type of knee injury involves ligaments. There are four primary ligaments in the knee the anterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament — with each providing a unique function necessary for the stability and biomechanical function of the joint.

There are other injuries that can occur, s...

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How To Stay Active Even With Knee Pain

When your knees are hurting, the last thing you want to do is move around, but that may be the best way to relieve your pain. You can still stay active with knee pain if you make a few small adaptations to your daily routine.

Keep on Walking 

While running can be very hard on your knees, walking can be much easier on your joints. Try not to sit for longer than an hour at a time. Even a short walk of a few minutes will help keep your knees limber and supple. If your knees are especially painful, you may find it helpful to use a cane or walking stick for longer walks. Walking is one of the best low impact exercises you can do.

✤ Get Wet 

If you don’t enjoy walking or it hurts you knees too much, try swimming or water aerobics...

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How to Relieve Shoulder Pain From A Pinched Nerve

Pain in the shoulder is one of the most common muscle issues. Nearly 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. Shoulder pain that results from a pinched nerve can be mild to severe, with many people experiencing side effects such as headache or migraine. Properly and successfully treating pinched nerve shoulder pain may require a multifaceted approach that incorporates stretching, pain medication and other therapies. The intervention of a doctor is occasionally necessary. With the proper treatment, it is likely that you can relieve your shoulder pain and heal the pinched nerve that is causing it.

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What Causes Pinched Nerve Pain?

Pinched nerves typically occur when a person has overexerted him or herself, causing nerve fibers t...

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