Knee Pain News & Features
Study Suggests Walking Can Help Prevent Knee Pain
- What Jobs Are Toughest on the Knees?
July 14, 2020 — Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping.
- Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon
January 13, 2020 — Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that 90% of patients who could benefit from the procedure waited too long to have it, while about 25% of patients who didn't need it underwent the procedure too soon.
- A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?
March 20, 2018 — The small pilot study -- the first U.S. clinical trial of this procedure -- involved 20 patients with moderate to severe arthritis pain.
- Stem Cell Clinics Sell Bogus 'Cures' for Knee Pain
March 7, 2018 — A same-day injection for one knee costs thousands of dollars at these centers, according to a consumer survey taken of clinics across the United States.
- This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees
November 28, 2017 — Weight loss from dieting can slow the progression of knee arthritis in overweight people, according to a new study.
- Scientists Race To Regrow Lost Knee Cartilage
November 27, 2017 — Different researchers are all seeking the same goal: A way to reverse the loss of cartilage in the knee, a painful condition that causes osteoarthritis.
- Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems
November 10, 2017 — Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.
- Study Finds Options to Opioids After Knee Surgery
August 16, 2017 — knee surgery, opioid, alternative treatment, acupuncture, electrotherapy
- ACL Surgery Often Successful Over Long Term
July 21, 2017 — Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds
- Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries
May 10, 2017 — Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says
- Can Dropping Some Weight Save Your Knees?
May 2, 2017 — Loss was tied to less joint degeneration in study, but skeptics remain
- Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay: Researchers
March 28, 2017 — Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis
- Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success
March 24, 2017 — Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people
- Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees
October 20, 2016 — In small trial, patients were able to grow new cartilage in the joint
- Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds
November 30, 2015 — Losing more than 10 percent of body weight was linked to slower degeneration of cushioning in joints
- More People Getting Knees Replaced, at Younger Age
September 2, 2015 — Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show
- Knee, Hip Replacements Linked to Heart Risks
August 31, 2015 — Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds
- Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk
December 3, 2014 — Repairing tears in meniscus cartilage made joint trouble more likely than physical therapy did
- Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain
September 30, 2014 — Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure
- Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries
August 25, 2014 — For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy
- Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine
March 11, 2014 — Popular supplement did not reduce cartilage damage or improve joint function in study
- What Is Your Knee Telling You?
March 6, 2014 — Know your knee noises.
- Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery
December 26, 2013 — Procedure to repair a torn meniscus worked no better than a fake one to ease lingering pain
- Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement
March 22, 2013 — Most physically active laborers get back on the job
- Therapy vs. Surgery for Torn Knee Cartilage
March 19, 2013 — Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain
- Drug Slows Knee Osteoarthritis Progression
November 8, 2012 — A drug used outside the U.S. to treat osteoporosis may not only lessen the everyday pain associated with knee osteoarthritis but may even slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, researchers say.
- Torn ACL May Heal Without Surgery
July 21, 2010 — Many patients with a torn ACL -- the ligament that stabilizes the knee -- may avoid surgery by delaying the operation and first giving physical therapy a try.
- Patients Happy With Knee Replacement
March 12, 2010 — A survey shows that one year after knee replacement surgery, 95% of patients were happy with their new knees.
- Tiger Woods' Knee Surgery: FAQ
April 23, 2008 — Tiger Woods has had his third surgery on his left knee. An orthopaedic surgeon provides his insights on Woods' surgery, golf and the knees, and more.
- Is There a Gender Bias in Knee Replacement?
March 10, 2008 — Doctors may be more likely to advise total knee replacement surgery to men than to women with the same knee problem, Canadian experts say.
- Golf Swing Is Rough on New Knees
March 6, 2008 — Researchers have found that artificial knees take a beating when you swing a golf club, putting a great deal of pressure on the knees.
- Women's Knee-Injury Mystery Unsolved
May 10, 2007 — It's still a mystery why women suffer more knee injuries than men do. An elaborate new study fails to link ACL rupture to menstrual cycle.
- FDA Nixes Vioxx-Like Pain Drug
April 27, 2007 — The FDA has nixed the approval bid for the Vioxx-like osteoarthritis drug Arcoxia. Merck will keep selling Arcoxia in 63 other countries.
- Emotions May Influence Arthritis Pain
March 28, 2007 — The fear and distress arthritis patients feel about their condition can make a big difference in how they perceive the pain that comes with it, a novel brain-imaging study shows.
- Osteoarthritis Linked to Gene Mutation
March 27, 2007 — Variations in a gene that helps develop cartilage may increase the odds of developing osteoarthritis, a Japanese study shows.
- Exercise Won't Up Knee Arthritis Risk
January 31, 2007 — Moderate exercise doesn't increase the risk of developing arthritis in the knees of older adults, even if they are overweight, according to a study that evaluated more than 1,200 people.
- Massage May Help Knee Osteoarthritis
December 11, 2006 — Knees hurt? Massage may cut the pain and improve function if you have osteoarthritis in your knees, a new study shows.
- Botox May Cut Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
November 14, 2006 — A new study shows Botox may decrease the pain of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and potentially prevent or forestall the need for knee replacement surgery.
- Torn Knee Ligament: Can It Be Healed?
March 24, 2006 — A new technique may some day allow a torn ACL to be healed, not just replaced.
- Heat Wrap Soothes Knee Pain
April 1, 2005 — Low-level heat wraps are better at relieving knee pain than acetaminophen and provide more flexibility than ibuprofen, say pain specialists.
- Bush to Get MRI of Knees
December 17, 2003 — President Bush will undergo an MRI on both of his knees Thursday while visiting wounded troops at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, according to White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
- Stiff Knees? Take Some Gelatin, Study Suggests
September 25, 2000 — Those who have survived years of school lunches may get weak in the knees at the prospect of having to eat still more gelatin.
- Weak in the Knees?
February 21, 2000 — An innovative fitness program is helping female athletes stay healthy