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How Your Weight Affects Knee Pain

How Your Weight Affects Knee Pain

by Yenny (SU)
The knee is a complex joint containing bones, ligaments, and tendons that support almost the entire body weight. These mechanics need to work together smoothly and efficiently to allow the body full mobility. It is a vulnerable joint, susceptible to stress and injury, especially when the body is overweight. It’s good to have an understanding about how too much weight can impact both the short and long-term health of the knees.

The Different Types of Joint Replacement Surgeries

The Different Types of Joint Replacement Surgeries

by Yenny (SU)
The skeletal structure of the human body is made up of many different types of joints, the point where two bones meet. The knee joint is called a "hinge," as it can bend and straighten. The hip and shoulder joints are "ball-and-socket" where the rounded end of one fits into the hollow of another bone, allowing for a rotation movement.

How your Weight Effects Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

How your Weight Effects Degenerative Joint Disease of the Cervical Spine

by Yenny (SU)
Doctors have long felt that being overweight can lead to degenerative disc (DDD) disease of the spine, often causing lower back pain. Statistics show that as a patient’s BMI (Body Mass Index) climbs, so does the incident of their lower back pain.

How Osteoarthritis Affects Your Bones and Joints

How Osteoarthritis Affects Your Bones and Joints

by Yenny (SU)
Joints allow for movement and shock absorption. Think of how your fingers bend when you hold a pen or a fork. The cartilage on the ends of the bones in your fingers allow for that movement in the joints to be smooth and pain free. And, when you jump off a curb, your knee joint absorbs the pressure from the weight of your body when you land on your feet.

How Trigger Point Injections (TPI) Can Help Relieve Pain

How Trigger Point Injections (TPI) Can Help Relieve Pain

by Yenny (SU)
When muscle tissue becomes tight, it can develop points of hyperirritability called trigger points. Trigger points can usually be felt as nodules or knots in the taut bands of muscle fiber. What makes this different from an ordinary muscle knot is that a trigger point can trigger pain in other parts of the body. This happens because trigger points may irritate nerves around them, causing this “referred pain.”