Knees

Stabilizing braces protect and stabilize knee ligaments. Unloader braces cushion the knee joint, help absorb impact and prevent bone to bone contact due to cartilage degeneration.

On bended knees: It’s a prehab, rehab life

SUN Media national lifestyle and food editor Rita DeMontis recently wrote about her struggles with advanced osteoarthritis knee issues, and how she faced the toughest challenge of her life: Bilateral knee surgery. Here, in Part Three … READ MORE

On bended knees: Preparing for surgery

I come to you on bended knees. Well, I would if I could bend them – but I can’t. For the last several years, my knees have progressively failed me, and I’ve gone from running to walking to hobbling to using a cane. I’ve had … READ MORE

Sharron Davies’ Unloader story

Sharron Davies has been plagued by a knee injury since childhood, but an Unloader brace has allowed the former Olympian to exercise pain-free for the first time in years. “Immediately after the Unloader brace was fitted, I was … READ MORE

Science and sociology of footwear

The design and construction of footwear is constantly evolving in order to maximise its role of providing protection for the external environment, accommodate bony and soft tissue problems and assist in the biomechanical function of … READ MORE

The cure for osteoarthritis

A knee that is as good as new again, without major surgery or a prosthesis. That is something osteoarthritis patients can only dream of. But this will soon change, according to UT professor Marcel Karperien. If all goes well, the … READ MORE

What is tendinosis?

Tendinosis is a chronic tendon injury. It is a common condition but is often misdiagnosed as tendinitis. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from … READ MORE

Out on a limb: Low tech, high value

The use of advanced technologies to provide feedback to patients during rehabilitation is all the rage in lower extremity healthcare. But, as exciting as these new modalities can be, it’s important to remember that low-tech feedback … READ MORE

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. Overpronation is when the arches of the foot roll inward or downward when walking, … READ MORE
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