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4 Ways to Treat Quadriceps Tendonitis

4 Ways to Treat Quadriceps Tendonitis

Quadriceps tendonitis is a knee injury most commonly sustained by running, jumping, and kicking athletes. The  quadriceps are made up four tendons that play an important role in straightening the knee and rotation of the hips.  Therefore, quadriceps tendonitis can...

Knee Surgery 101: How a Torn ACL is Reconstructed

Knee Surgery 101: How a Torn ACL is Reconstructed

The ACL is one of the four ligaments in the knee that connects the femur(thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone).  The ACL plays an important role in knee stability and function as it prevents the tibia from sliding too far forward and causing the knee to be unstable and...

The Different Types of Meniscus Tears (And How They’re Treated)

The Different Types of Meniscus Tears (And How They’re Treated)

The menisci function as the shock absorbers in the knee by forming two wedges of cartilage between the femur and tibia in the knee. Meniscal tears are one of the most common sports-related knee injuries. While most people have heard of them, they don’t know exactly...

When Are PRP Injections Effective and When Are They Not?

When Are PRP Injections Effective and When Are They Not?

Much has been made in recent years of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections as many professional athletes have tried this non-surgical treatment for the treatment of muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries. While many physicians claim that PRP is a wonder treatment, there are certain circumstances where patients should be wary about the effectiveness of PRP injections.

3 Treatment Options for Knee Arthritis

3 Treatment Options for Knee Arthritis

If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from an arthritic condition of the knee, the amount of information and options may be overwhelming. From creams, to braces, to medications, herbal remedies and surgery – it can be difficult to know which treatments are snake oil and which are viable options.

Bursitis: What Is It and How Can It Be Treated?

Bursitis: What Is It and How Can It Be Treated?

Bursitis is inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that act as cushions over the joints, and under the muscles and tendons. There are approximately 160 bursae throughout the body.

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