Knee Pain and the pes anserinus tendons

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Ross Hauser, MD A common cause of knee pain is not ligament injury. (We realize that this is shocking, since we have been explaining in past newsletters that ligaments are normally the cause of chronic pain.) The most common cause of chronic knee pain (see Prolotherapy research paper) is weakness in the pes anserinus tendons. […]

Knee Cap Pain

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Ross Hauser, MD When there is a problem with this part of the knee it manifests as pain in the front of the knee after strong exertion (running, walking, or stair climbing.) This may be due to erosion of the cartilage on the under side of the patella, poor tracking of the patella in its […]

Knee joint instability leads to destructive alterations in the synovial membranes and cartilage

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The synovial fluid is a thick gel-like liquid that helps cushion the knee and acts to absorb the daily impact of walking and running and stair climbing our knees are subjected to. The synovial membrane lines the joint capsule and helps maintain synovial fluid in joints. Inflammation of the synovial membrane, synovitis, is found in both rheumatoid […]