ACL Tears – Causes, Prevention & Treatment

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of two ligaments that cross in the middle of the knee. The ACL stabilizes the knee by preventing forward motion of your lower leg. It is a very strong ligament but also the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. ACL injuries are often higher in those who…

Knee Meniscectomies Linked to Osteoarthritis

A meniscal tear is one of the most common sports-related knee injuries in the United States. Traumatic tears in young athletes and middle-aged weekend warriors are usually treated surgically, even though beneficial evidence from clinical trials is lacking and has even shown no difference in outcomes for range of motion, pain, quality of life, and…

Mechanical Assessment Reveals #1 Cause of Knee Pain

When you are over 35 and have knee pain, an MRI will likely show degenerative changes. You will then be diagnosed accordingly – patella-femoral dysfunction, osteoarthritis, meniscal damage, etc. But this can be utterly wrong over 40% of the time! Sanshiro Hashimoto, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the knee and trained in Mechanical…

Online KNEE PHYSICAL THERAPY

If you are looking for exercises and a convenient way to end your knee pain, online knee physical therapy (PT) is for you instead of injections and surgery! Knee physical therapy involves a thorough evaluation of your knee, ruling out possible referred pain from your back and hip. Alignment and walking/running mechanics are also assessed…

Causes of Knee Pain

We take our knees for granted. Only when our knees are painful, do we realize how important they are in our daily lives and how often we squat and climb stairs! But there is hope. The most common cause of knee pain is easily treated. Instead of driving and waiting for an appointment, an online…