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  • Water on the Knee

    The synovial membrane lines the knee joint and secretes synovia into the joint cavity. This membrane, like other tissues of the body, can become irritated and inflamed, resulting in chronic inflammation or a chronic infection, depending on the cause. Torn cartilage, joint mice (see section on loose bone or cartilage below), chondromalacia, overuse, and other causes account for these changes.

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  • Choosing the Correct Mattress For Your Back

    How would you rate your sleep? Do you wake up with an aching back? Do you find that not even a cup of coffee can take away that tired feeling? Well it could be that you are sleeping on the wrong type of mattress.

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  • Common Knee and Hamstring Problems

    Below are knee ailments characterized by pain throughout the knee system. Bursitis, the first condition reviewed here and commonly called "housemaid′s knee," affects many people whose daily work keeps them on their knees–housekeepers, carpet layers, and electricians, for example.

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  • Exercises to Prevent Carpal Tunnel

    Carpal tunnel syndrome can affect most anyone, but it is totally preventable and reversible. If you pay attention to the movement and position of your wrists during activities you can head off the pain before it starts or stop the pain after it has begun.

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  • Locating the Pain

    Below are described common knee and related problems by the area where the pain is felt: the knee in general, the kneecap in particular, the sides of the knee, and the front and back of the knee. Some of these are more common to children, adolescents, or young adults (avulsion fractures, bone and cartilage separation, growth plate inflammation, patellar-femoral syndrome) or older adults (localized arthritic condition) than to others.

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  • How to Prevent a Back Injury

    Knowing how to prevent a back injury can keep you healthy, happy and more importantly pain free. You might not know it but you might be setting yourself up for back pain just by doing your regular daily activities.

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  • The Kneebone is Connected to the Thighbone

    The children′s rhyme gets us started in the right direction. The knee is connected to the thighbone, but it may not be quite as simple as you think. Flexing or extending your knee moves three other bones besides the kneecap; the femur, or leg above the knee, connects to the tibia (shin) and the fibula (nonweight-bearing bone) of the leg below the knee.

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  • A Hinge But Not a Hinge

    It depends on an intricate system of interior and exterior bands, special surfaces, and natural shock absorbers to facilitate and smooth the action, to say nothing of keeping the lower leg attached to its upper counterpart. That the knee is more than mechanical parts is best demonstrated by the fact that medical device manufacturers have not been able to devise an artificial replacement that truly reproduces the knee’s capabilities.

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  • Troubleshooting Common Knee Problems

    First impressions are generally right. In medicine, evaluations of this sort are sometimes called intuitive diagnoses. When I am examining a patient at my office and I put my hand on the patient′s knee, I can usually sense the emotional state of the patient, and that gives me information I need to understand this patient′s unique case. In this exchange, I am reminded of the significance of touch not only in healing but also in transferring something spiritual.

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  • What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

    Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve damaging disorder that targets the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system connects the intricate web of nerves that run throughout the body to the brain and spinal cord.

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  • Athletic Orthopedics

    Athletic Orthopedics

    Athletic Orthopedics

    Athletic Orthopedics
    & Knee Center
    9180 Katy Freeway
    Suite 200
    Houston, TX 77055





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