During this time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, are being postponed. Whether you are waiting to have an elective hip or knee replacement, or you have just had surgery and are recovering at home, there are ways to improve the health of your joints on your own.
New research shows that people with diabetes and knee osteoarthritis (KOA) are more likely to experience more pain as a result of their condition compared with people with diabetes alone. The study, published in February 2020 in Arthritis Care & Research, found that the increased pain was present even after controlling for obesity status, sex, and the severity of the disease according to imaging tests.
For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, those undergoing physical therapy have less pain and functional disability at one year compared with those who receive an intraarticular glucocorticoid injection, according to a study published in the April 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
You've tried nearly everything for your worn-out knee. But the remaining possibilities may include some risky options.
A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.