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Category: Knee, Balance and Walking

Difficulty Walking

February 11th, 2016

Difficulty Walking It takes us at least 12 months as a baby to learn the fundamentals of walking. It takes even longer to learn how to walk properly and eventually run. Walking is very complex and requires good balance, the ability to know where your joints are in space (proprioception), the ability to know how

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Post-surgery Rehab

February 11th, 2016

About Knee Post-surgery Rehab Other types of surgeries for the knee are fracture repairs or ligament / tissue repair from trauma. The amount of force it takes to break bone means that the soft tissues around the knee are most likely significantly injured also. After surgery, due to limited movement, range of motion is lost

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Knee Pain

February 11th, 2016

About Knee Pain The knee is the most complex joint in the body. It has to bear the weight of the body while moving through an incredible range of 130 degrees or more. When running the knee absorbs up to 6 times the weight of your body in force! In a lifetime, it is estimated

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Poor Balance / Risk of Falling

February 11th, 2016

About Poor Balance / Risk of Falling Did you know that one out of three adults aged 65 and older fall each year? Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Our ability to balance when walking or moving can change for a number of reasons. As we age,

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Total Knee Replacement

February 11th, 2016

About Total Knee Replacement A total knee replacement surgery may be needed when the knee has suffered a significant trauma or due to severe arthritis. In a total knee replacement surgery, the ends of the femur and tibia bones, and backside of the kneecap are replaced. With a partial knee replacement either the end of

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Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tears

February 11th, 2016

About Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tears The lateral Collateral ligament (LCL) is an important ligament that checks the side to side sliding of the femur bone on the tibia bone in the knee. This ligament can be injured with sports or falls, especially with blows to the inside of the knee while the foot is

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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tears

February 11th, 2016

About Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tears The medial Collateral ligament (MCL) is an important ligament that checks the side to side sliding of the femur bone on the tibia bone in the knee. This ligament can be injured with sports or falls, especially with blows to the outside of the knee while the foot is

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tears

February 11th, 2016

About Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tears The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is an important ligament that checks the backward sliding of the tibia bone on the femur bone in the knee. This ligament can be injured with sports or falls, especially with blows to the front of the knee while the foot is planted on

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears

February 11th, 2016

About Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligament that checks the forward sliding of the tibia bone on the femur bone in the knee. This ligament can be injured with sports or falls, especially with blows to the knee from the side, while the foot is planted on

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Tendonitis

February 11th, 2016

About Knee Tendonitis The ending of the word "itis" is defined as inflammation. Therefore, tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon, which connects muscles to bones. Commonly, the tendon that connects your quadriceps muscle to the tibia bone (quadriceps tendon above the kneecap and patellar ligament below the kneecap) can become inflamed resulting in a condition

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