Knee Pain

Bursitis

Bursitis pain is caused when the bursae around the joints become inflamed. Bursae are the small, fluid-fills sacs that cushion the muscles, bones, and tendons near joints in the body. Bursitis occurs in joints that perform frequent, repetitive motion, such as the hip, shoulder, elbow, knee, and heel. Read More

ACL Tear (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear)

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of two ligaments that controls the back and forth movement of the knee. It provides rotational stability and prevents the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur during movement. One of the most common knee injuries is an ACL tear or sprain. Read More

Baker’s Cyst (Popliteal Cyst)

A Baker’s Cyst (also known as a Popliteal Cyst) is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge behind the knee. It is the result of a problem with the knee joint that causes the knee to produce too much synovial fluid (lubricating fluid the body produces to reduce friction in the joint), leading to the development of a cyst. Read More

Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic health condition that affects more than 50 million Americans. The term “arthritis” encompasses a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and affects people of all ages. The Most Common Types of Arthritis: osteoarthritis – a progressive degenerative disease resulting from destruction of joint cartilage rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation of the tissues lining the joints juvenile arthritis – any arthritic condition occurring in children younger than 16 years of age Osteoarthritis: The pain experienced by patients with osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage and the lubricant material that protects the bones. Read More

Joint Pain

At any point in the body where two bones meet, they form a joint. There are many types of joints in the body. They have various types of structures to allow the bones to articulate and have a wide range of movement. Read More

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. According to the CDC, it is the most common form of arthritis and affects over 20 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is characterized by stiffness, reduced range of motion, and deep pain in the joints that increases with use. Read More

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint among people of all ages, and may be the result of an injury or simple wear and tear of the knee joint, one of the most heavily used joints in the body. Many athletes experience knee pain as a result of torn cartilage in the knee, from injury or overuse. Read More