Knee Injuries

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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Diabetes Tip: Get Wet!

…program I could stick with. So I hired a personal trainer to keep me on track, but I hurt my knee and elbow and was more discouraged than ever. As you’re probably aware, as you age, you recover from injuries more slowly, and your ability to do vigorous activities is substantially reduced. Around this…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…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 for five years. Benefits of Thermotherapy: Help for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer Thermotherapy is also a promising…

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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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