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The longer you wait with a symptomatic meniscus, the more likely it will damage the joint surface and cause arthritis.Read More
Oftentimes, pain with squatting can be caused by cartilage damage from behind the knee cap. This can be referred to as chondromalacia of the patella or patellofemoral syndrome.Read More
Hip arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues surrounding the joint. During hip arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip joint.Read More
The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is one of the four major ligaments in your knee. It helps stabilize your knee and does not heal when torn. As a result, once you’ve torn your ACL, you may find that your knee occasionally gives way or buckles.Read More
Hip pain can be caused by a number of etiologies however, in an athlete, it is often due to overuse, muscle strain or labral tears and an entity known as femoroacetabular impingement. This often presents clinically as pain in the groin, particularly with cutting, running, squatting or quick changes in direction.Read More
ACL tears are one of the most common knee ligament injuries. Sports and fitness routines that involve running, pivoting, turning, and jumping may lead to torn ACLs. Symptoms include sudden onset pain, swelling, joint line tenderness, sense of instability and subsequent stiffness.Read More
Bicycling is a great way to stay in shape and in many ways is a “low impact” exercise. If you are just taking up bicycling it is important to remember that bicycling does not provide great conditioning of the back musculature and for some people poor posture on the bicycle can increase strain on the low back or on the neck.Read More
If all non–surgical methods of treatment fail, a diagnosis of arthritis is confirmed, other medical problems are developing as a result of arthritis, requirements for pain medications are increasing and significant lifestyle changes have occurred as a result, then you should consider knee replacement surgery.Read More
In my practice I have many patients who have reported increasing pain with weather changes. Weather-related pain was even reported back by Hippocrates in 400 BC. If this increased pain is really "all in their heads", then there are a lot of people who have these perceptions.Read More
That’s a great question, and you have the right approach to be prepared going into surgery. I always say that the healthier you are going into surgery, the easier your recovery will be afterwards.Read More