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How to Keep Your Knees Healthy for a Long and Active Life

Most of us take our knees for granted—that is until they start to hurt. Knee pain is a common complaint, especially as we age. But there are things you can do to keep your knees healthy and reduce your risk of pain and injury. There are two main types of knee pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain is the result of a recent injury or infection. It usually goes away within a few weeks with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers. Chronic pain is ongoing pain that lasts for more than three months. It may be the result of an…

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Everything You Need to Know About Recovery After a Meniscus Repair

After a meniscus repair, you will likely experience some degree of pain and discomfort. This is normal and to be expected. The intensity of your pain will depend on the extent of your injury and the type of repair that was performed. Most people report that their pain is at its worst immediately after surgery. It then gradually improves over the course of several weeks. Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process and will help you regain your full range of motion and strength. Recovery times vary from individual to individual, but most people can expect to…

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