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knee pain, Osgood Schlatter, youth

How Compression can Help Management of Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Despite being a mouthful to say, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease (OSD) is a very common injury in young athletes. It’s incredibly painful to those who suffer from it, and many parents search for ways to help while keeping their kids in the game. If you’ve got a child with Osgood-Schlatter’s, take a look at what exactly it is and how compression can help. [...]

arthritis, compression, osteoarthritis, knee pain, pain relief

Studies and Testimonials Prove Compression Relieves Arthritis Pain

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with the most common type of arthritis being osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans.  The numbers will continue to grow, according the Foundation, as the number of people expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by the year 2040 is more than 78 million. With this prevalence, what can be done for those millions that are affected?  Many self-manage their condition with medications, healthy diets, proper rest, and staying active.  Often though, as many of you know, exercise and activity proves difficult when one is in pain.  [...]

hip pain, hip injury, knee pain, golf, back pain, back

Golf Series: Part Two - Back, Hip and Knee Injuries

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Thomas Parker, MD

According to statisticbrain.com, there are 29,000,000 golfers in the United States.  Over nine percent of the U.S. population plays golf. With numbers this high, it is of little surprise that we often get asked about compression gear for golfers and their injuries.  We recently published our first post in this two-part series: Golf Injury Series Part One: Elbow, Wrist, and Shoulder Injuries.  Today, we complete the series by diving deeper into back, hip, and knee injuries that are all to familiar to golfers of every level.    [...]

knee pain, Osgood Schlatter, children

COMMON CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN IN CHILDREN AND ADOLSCENTS

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Erin Boynton, M.D.

Kids going through a rapid growth spurt are vulnerable to anterior knee pain. This is pain that occurs at the front of the knee and is often due to tendinitis, overload of the knee cap or stress of the growth plate where the patellar tendon inserts (often referred to as Osgood-Schlatter disease). This is often characterized by a painful bump just below the knee that is worse with activity and better with rest. Osgood-Schlatter disease most often occurs in adolescents during growth spurts, when bones, muscles, tendons, and other structures are changing rapidly. Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones and muscles, children who participate in athletics — especially running and jumping sports - are at an increased risk for this condition. However, less active adolescents may also experience this problem. [...]

arthritis, knee, osteoarthritis, runner's knee, jumper's knee, patellar tendonitis, knee pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome

Top Three Most Common Knee Injuries

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Thomas Parker, MD

Our knees take a beating. Whether you are walking, jogging, or just doing every day activities you are putting pressure on your knees. This revealing information is provided by Harvard Health Publications: [...]

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