Knee Pain

Knee Pain? It could be Runner’s Knee

By St Helena Sports Medicine
January 15, 2018

If you have a throbbing pain around your kneecap, you could have a condition called runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is not specific to runners and can be the result of a variety of reasons like overuse, a direct hit to the knee, weak thigh muscles, or malalignment. Let’s discuss how to identify runner’s knee and ... read more

Knee Osteoarthritis: It’s a Step by Step Process of Degeneration

By St Helena Sports Medicine
October 15, 2017

Arthritis is such a common term that it is easy to misunderstand the various nuances of this degenerative condition. In reality, dozens of different arthritic conditions exist. These are typically situated into one of four broader categories. Osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage and underlying bone of a joint or joints break down, is a ... read more

The FAQs of Total Knee Replacement 

By St Helena Sports Medicine
March 15, 2017

Healthy knees are crucial for enjoying an active lifestyle. So if an injury or arthritis of the knee occurs, your movement in the knees can become restricted because of damage, inflammation, and pain. And when the pain worsens, it impacts your quality of life. That’s when it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery. ... read more

The Top Causes of Knee Pain

By St Helena Sports Medicine
December 15, 2016

Your knee is the largest joint in your body, and it’s also one of the hardest working. And because it’s a necessary component to your mobility, your quality of life can be affected significantly when it sustains damage. That’s why it’s important to know what contributes to knee pain in an effort to avoid a ... read more

Treating Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

By blogwriter
June 14, 2016

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament, or PCL, is a ligament in the knee that interconnects the shin and thigh bones. The PCL is commonly torn due to trauma accidents or sport injuries. A PCL tear often sidelines patients who think that it is just a minor issue with the knee. However, if left untreated it can ... read more

What’s to Blame for Your Knee Pain?

By St Helena Sports Medicine
April 15, 2016

Knee pain is something most of us have experienced at one time or another. Activities like playing sports and exercising can contribute to knee pain because it puts strain on our muscles. For some, knee pain can be excruciating, which affects quality of life. If you’re experiencing severe knee pain, there are several things that ... read more

5 Tips for Preventing an ACL Injury

By editor
February 15, 2016

Knee injuries, particularly ACL injuries (anterior cruciate ligament) are common, especially in young athletes. But many ACL injuries can be prevented if the muscles surrounding your knees are flexible and strong. To learn the best ways you can reduce your risk of an ACL injury, consider the following training tips: Always warm up before playing. ... read more

Top 3 Benefits of Knee Arthroscopy

By admin
April 2, 2014

Knee arthroscopy is a technique used to confirm the diagnosis of and treat injuries within the knee, following a physical examination of the area. This treatment is commonly performed on patients who have been injured during an athletic event, or who have experienced some other type of knee injury, such as an ACL tear. Patients ... read more

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down After Exercise

By admin
February 4, 2014

Exercise can often feel like a chore, since it’s something we need to keep ourselves healthy. Like with most other “chores,” people like to get their exercise over with as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in our haste to get exercise over with quickly, most of us forget to warm-up and cool down, both before and ... read more

Top Facts About ACL Injuries

By admin
February 4, 2014

Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Liagment (ACL) of the knee are extremely common- and can be extremely painful. The ACL connects the upper leg bone (the femur) to the tibia (the lower leg bone). Let's take a closer look at some of the top facts about these injuries. There are three "grades" of ACL injuries. ... read more