Over half of patients who have experienced an ACL injury will develop osteoarthritis within 15 years, regardless of how the ACL injury was treated.
Overuse injuries are quite common. Treatment usually consists of RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for two days, followed by MICE (movement, ice, compression, and elevation).
Over half of Americans over age 65 have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis.
For every extra pound of weight you have, you put 4 pounds of added pressure on your knees while walking and 7 pounds while going down stairs.
Most knee injuries get better with time and will cause pain for less than a week. If your pain has not improved within 3 weeks, seek medical attention.
Intense knee pain that occurs spontaneously and is unrelated to movement may represent a serious health condition. See your health care provider as soon as possible.
Popping your knuckles will not increase your chance of developing arthritis in the future. The only bad thing about it is that it annoys your neighbors.
When a knuckle pops, you are actually popping an air bubble within the joint. It takes a few minutes for the tiny bubbles to gather into one bubble again, and then your knuckle is ready for another popping.
There is a difference between popping knuckles and cracking joints. If your joint cracks every time you move it, your cracking is actually noisy friction that is wearing away the joint.
Poor biomechanics (alignment and movement of your skeleton) contribute to the progression of osteoarthritis.
Knee pain lasting longer than 3 months usually is from osteoarthritis.