knee pain

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on knee pain...
Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training prevents knee arthritis

Strength training, performed at any time during your life, helps prevent knee arthritis.
Knee injections? They don’t help much for arthritis

Knee injections? They don’t help much for arthritis

Four methods to help with osteoarthritis of the knee that may be better than injections of hyaluronic acid.
Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

PRP injections are a new, unproven method for soft tissue injuries. NTT, therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, and nutrition strategies are proven methods.
Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

I was surprised: Recent research shows that spinal adjustments of the low back and pelvis relieve knee pain even better than rehab exercises do.
The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié - a basic dance exercise - is the best way to strengthen the knees while preparing the body to absorb vertical landing forces.
Knee replacement surgery sometimes leads to long-term regrets

Knee replacement surgery sometimes leads to long-term regrets

The commonly prescribed procedure of knee replacement, though it helps many, also leads to chronic problems in a significant minority of cases.
Protect your knees by walking fast. Five minutes will do it.

Protect your knees by walking fast. Five minutes will do it.

Humans are designed to move. But now we’re learning that we’re also designed to move fast. A team of ...
Latest research reveals even more questions about the medical model

Latest research reveals even more questions about the medical model

Four recent studies suggest caution in accepting certain aspects of the medical model.
Running is healthy for your knees

Running is healthy for your knees

Scientists now believe that running helps prevent knee arthritis, not cause it.
Don’t let your healing get stuck between second and third gear

Don’t let your healing get stuck between second and third gear

Transverse friction massage is one of several methods that can jump-start your healing when you have a nagging, chronic problem.
What my colleague George (Dr. Russell) taught me about the knee

What my colleague George (Dr. Russell) taught me about the knee

The knee joint allows for a limited amount of rotation between the femur and tibia. Controlling that rotation is usually an automatic function of your muscles. But when the joint goes awry, you may need an adjustment to fix it.
Spare your knees when you run

Spare your knees when you run

Latest research on forefoot landing versus rearfoot landing styles in runners. The mechanical loads shift, but there are trade-offs involved.
Knee injections not recommended by orthopedic association

Knee injections not recommended by orthopedic association

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons now recommends against the use of hyaluronic acid (Synvisc) injections for arthritic knees. That doesn't leave many proven options for people with knee pain...
Goldilocks and your cartilage

Goldilocks and your cartilage

Exercise is needed to maintain the health of the cartilage of your knee. But can too much exercise backfire?
The first step in diagnosing knee pain

The first step in diagnosing knee pain

Discover the important diagnostic factors that help your doctor diagnose the cause of knee pain.

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