knee pain

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on knee pain...
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 ...

Running is healthy for your knees

Scientists now believe that running helps prevent knee arthritis, not cause it.
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

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

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

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

Guest Post: Chronic Knee Pain after Knee Joint Replacement

Total knee replacement surgery has helped many alleviate pain and regain the ability to walk with ease. But the results aren't perfect - many patients have persistent pain after surgery. This guest article by a New Zealand occupational therapist and psychotherapist discusses some of the intricacies of persisting pain.

Runners with Knee Pain

If you have outer knee pain when you run, you may have iliotibial band friction syndrome. Dr. Lavine has published an article updating our knowledge of its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
A lot of the strength training You do is a waste of time

A lot of the strength training You do is a waste of time

Strength training is an important part of fitness and health. But you've got to do it right. This article debunks three myths about resistance exercises.

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