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  • New study calls into question the superiority of stem cell therapy for treating knee pain

    An Emory team of investigators in collaboration with other recruitment sites throughout the nation has explored the potential of mesenchymal stem cells as a game-changing treatment option for knee OA, one of the most common causes of chronic knee pain. "The study demonstrated no superiority of any cell therapy over corticosteroids in reducing pain intensity over the course of a year."

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  • Chondromalacia Exercises to Relieve Knee Pain

    Chondromalacia patella occurs when the cartilage at the back of the kneecap begins to soften and break down. This breakdown causes the kneecap to grind against the leg bones that join to form the knee joint, resulting in pain that worsens with activity. This article explores some of the exercises you can do if you have chondromalacia patella. It also looks at what kind of activities you should avoid and some other strategies that can help limit your pain.

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  • Online misinformation about noisy knees is influencing people to make poor health choices

    From cracking, clicks and popping sounds, it is estimated knee crepitus affects up to 70% of people. "Many websites suggested treatment options to reduce knee crepitus, including exercise, medication, passive treatments (such as brace, ice and splints) and rest. There is no research evidence to support this information."

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  • Exercises to Help With Hip Tendonitis

    If you have hip tendonitis, exercises may help relieve your pain. Hip tendonitis is an irritation of the tendons attached to the hip flexor muscles. This can make it difficult to walk, run, climb stairs, or stand up from a seated position.

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  • Injections for Knee Pain: Could They Help You?

    Knee pain is one of the most common physical complaints for adults, affecting roughly one in four Americans over age 60. Although surgery may be required for the most severe cases, many people can get relief from a less invasive procedure: injections into the joint.

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