Researchers say people with knee osteoarthritis appear to get some short-term pain relief after receiving injections of genicular nerve blocks. They said people who received the injections reported significant pain relief eight weeks after the treatment. The relief appeared to wane after 12 weeks.
You know that pain. You’re working out, playing a pick-up game of basketball or taking a quick run, when you feel a sharp pain near your ribcage. Sometimes, it can be so painful that it stops you in your tracks. Known as a side stitch, this type of pain is common but usually isn’t anything to be concerned about.
Here, we proposed a previously unidentified strategy in cartilage repair focusing on the modification of existing fibrocartilage into hyaline cartilage
Have you ever wondered how your body can heal cuts, scrapes, and broken bones? The answer lies in stem cells. Stem cells can differentiate into specific functions, such as skin, muscle, and bone cells. This ability to differentiate makes stem cells incredibly versatile and powerful in promoting natural healing in the body.
Arthritis in the arm can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the elbow, shoulder, or wrists. It may affect one or more joints, depending on the type of arthritis a person has.
Shoulder arthritis refers to damage to the cartilage in the shoulder joint. It usually results from wear and tear on cartilage due to aging or injury, such as a fracture.
There’s nothing fun about that stabbing pain outside your knee caused by iliotibial band syndrome. The good news though? Doing IT band stretches and strengthening exercises can provide much-needed relief.
Calf muscle injuries are among the most common for runners over 40, particularly men. This type of soft tissue injury can heal, but it is going to take time. For younger runners, recovering from a calf muscle injury usually takes about six to eight weeks.
Scientists at UF Scripps Biomedical have described a specific protein that manages activities within chondrocytes, a critical cell type that maintains healthy cartilage in joints.
Cartilage lesions of the knee are a type of pathology that mostly affects the elderly population (>65 years), as they represent the beginning of arthrosis. It can happen, however, that an athlete can also suffer a cartilage lesion at a young age following an injury.