3 Things You Could Be Doing That Make Knee Pain Worse

Have you ever experienced knee pain? The kind that slows you down in life, clicks when you walk up and down the stairs, hurts every time you bend down, aches when you sit, and just generally leaves you feeling frustrated wondering when it’s finally going to wear off… If that sounds like you, you’re not…

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How to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery Even With a Diagnosis of Bone-on-Bone Arthritis

“I don’t want to do anything crazy like run a marathon I just want to live my normal life without this constant knee pain.” – Diane, 60, Los Altos Diane had been struggling with knee pain for the past few years, after her doctors had done a scope on her meniscus that never fully recovered.…

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What If Your Back Pain Is Caused By Your Hips? And Knee Pain From Your Ankles?

Feel pain when you walk, get out of bed, exercise and go about your day? Something could be out of balance (and it’s probably not what you think!) Here at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness we help people daily with lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder, and knee pain… and it’s safe to say that…

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Treating Degenerative Meniscus Tears

During the aging process, the fibrous cartilage between the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia) within the knee can degenerate and become prone to tearing. These cartilages—the medial meniscus and lateral meniscus—act as shock absorbers, thus protecting the joint surfaces from undue wear and tear, which can lead to arthritis. When you run, walk or…

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Using Exercise to Reduce Arthritic Knee Pain

With arthritis, knee joints can be painful and may frequently ache. Fortunately, exercise can help you to relieve pain and improve your mobility. While moving a stiff joint may sound counterproductive, health professionals agree that movement can help to reduce arthritic knee pain. If you suffer from arthritis pain in the knees, exercise can alleviate…

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3 ‘Quick Fixes’ You THINK Help Knee Pain – But Don’t

A patient came into the clinic last week limping with knee pain and asked: “I’ve had this knee pain for a few weeks now, I’m not sure what I’ve done to it but I’ve tried taking Tylenol and that didn’t help. I was trying to rest it so that it wouldn’t hurt, but whenever I…

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Choose the safer way to manage pain

October is finally here, bringing with it the first signs of Fall, pumpkin flavored treats, and most importantly; National Physical Therapy Month. Since its inauguration by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1992, PT Month has been a great opportunity to celebrate all PT professionals as well as recognize the transformative power of physical…

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5 Daily Habits That Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked about being stiff which we get asked regularly by clients at PhysioFit: “Kim, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I’m just incredibly stiff when I wake up on a morning, and I feel it throughout…

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Should I Be Worried That My Knees Make A Clicking Noise?

Quick question from a reader of my Staying Active column in the Los Altos Town Crier: “Hi Kim, is it bad that my knees are making a clicking noise? It’s not painful, but I’m worried that something is wrong, is this normal?” – Martin, 61, Los Altos A knee that decides to ‘pop’ or make…

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Why Aches And Pains Feel Worse In Winter

Are your joints starting to feel stiff lately? Do they ache more than usual? Have you noticed any clicks and cracks coming from your knees? If you’re struggling to put your finger on it and you’re not sure why it’s happening to you – chances are you’re not alone. Many people just like you are becoming…

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