Knee High

Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…. Hundreds of thousands of arthroscopic knee surgeries are done on middle-aged and older adults to relieve pain and stiffness from arthritis. But guess what? Arthroscopic surgery is absolutely worthless for improving function in stiff, aching arthritic knees. And this isn’t just my opinion. A placebo…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…get back on the golf course. High-intensity laser, which penetrates even deeper, produces remarkable outcomes for all kinds of pain syndromes. A handful of treatments got rid of Louise’s sciatica, James’ plantar fasciitis, Elizabeth’s neck pain, and Teri’s knee injury, which had plagued her…

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Unnecessary Surgery Part 3: What to Do If Surgery Is Unavoidable

…about some of the medical procedures that, for the most part, fall into the realm of unnecessary surgery—including musculoskeletal (back, hip, and knee) operations, hysterectomy, and prostate surgery. Now, I want to wrap up my Unnecessary Surgery blog series with a couple of surgery tips for situations…

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Beyond Glucosamine: Other Supplements for Joint Health

…produces highly inflammatory chemicals called leukotrienes as part of the body’s pain response. In addition to blocking 5-LOX, AprèsFlex inhibits four other inflammatory markers, including ones that are actually associated with the destruction of joint cartilage. And because it’s also highly bioavailable…

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Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

…Arthritis * Lose weight. Obesity does a number on the joints. Every 10 pounds of extra weight loads an additional 30–60 pounds of force on your knees when you walk. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, obesity even increases the risk of arthritis in the hands. I understand that weight loss can…

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