Tag: Massage for Knee pain

MRI Scans and Knee Pain

MRI Scans and Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures. Physical therapy and knee braces also can help relieve pain. In some cases, however, your knee may require surgical repair.

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Baker’s Cyst Behind Knee, Popliteal Fossa

Baker’s Cyst Behind Knee, Popliteal Fossa

A Baker’s cyst (also known as a popliteal cyst) is a fluid filled sac (cyst) behind the knee that causes tightness, pain, or knee stiffness that may worsen when you move your leg around or during physical activities. An accumulation of synovial fluid (which lubricates your knee joint) causes the swelling and bulges to form a cyst at the back of the knee when under pressure. The important steps to treating a Baker’s cyst come in resting the affected leg and treating any potential underlying cause, such as arthritis. If you think you have a Baker’s cyst, it is important you visit your doctor to rule out more serious afflictions, such as a blood clot or arterial obstruction.

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Massage for TKR & THR

Massage for TKR & THR

For many people, the answer is massage therapy. This is an all-natural and proven method of pain management that more and more knee surgery patients are seeking. And when you see the benefits, it’s no wonder why.

Let’s look closer at why knee pain happens and how massage therapy can aid your recovery and help you get back on your knees, er, feet, and do your normal activities again

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