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5 Healthy Knee Needs

Your knees are a critical part of your ability to perform everyday living functions. Your ability to stand upright, walk, kneel, or sit comfortably is all thanks to your knees. When they're ...
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How to Keep Your Knees Strong and Healthy

Despite being the largest joint in the human body, the knee can be underappreciated when it comes to daily exercise. After all, if you ask most folks what their workout routines consist of, they will ...
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Summertime Knee Health Considerations

Many people who experience knee arthritis or achy knee joints report that the pain and other symptoms tend to flare up in the wintertime. It makes intuitive sense – colder temperatures and more ...
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Biologics for Knee Issues: Fact vs. Fiction

"Biologics" involves using growth factors or biological products such as stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), substances naturally made by your body, to help treat and heal various ...
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Walking Away from Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain can make people who walk a lot think they should stop – they shouldn’t. The recommendation to "do more" of something when that activity seems to be painful can ...
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The 4 Bodyguards of the ACL

These 4 structures surrounding the ACL are there to protect and serve. When someone suffers an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, most physicians and physical therapists will have them ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: Exercising With Knee Pain: Do's and Don'ts

Exercise can often be the last thing on the mind of someone suffering from a chronic knee pain condition. And as research indicates, many people who have degenerative diseases of the knee, such as ...
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Food For Thought About Healthy Knees

Your diet is as important as exercise to help keep the knees healthy and strong. If you're like many Americans, you resolve to eat more healthily and exercise consistently around this time of ...
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Sticking with Your Resolve

You don’t have to be among the millions who ditch their health resolutions. Depending on which polls you look at, it appears to be standard practice for most people to ditch their New ...
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Do These For Stronger Knees

Want Stronger Knees? Here are 3 Critical Keys for Knee-Joint Strength and Active-Living Protection. As the largest joint in the human body, the knee can be underappreciated when it comes to daily ...
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Winter is Coming for Your Knees - Here's How to Keep Knee Pain on Ice

The frostier months ahead can be tough on the knees, here are 4 tips for relief. If you live in a climate where seasons are a thing, and the winter brings temps that dip into the single digits or ...
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What is Jumper's Knee?

Exploring a common knee overuse injury affecting athletes. Medically referred to as patellar tendonitis, the term “jumper’s knee” was first described in 1973 by Dr. Martin Blazina, a ...
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Why Do My Knees Make Noise?

Translating those knee snaps, crackles, and pops is simpler than it sounds. The human body is a spectacular creation and one that isn’t necessarily quiet. Beyond the sounds we can make with our ...
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Why Are ACL Tears More Common Than Ever?

A variety of factors at play have led to a decades-long increase in ACL tears. Many sports enthusiasts and fantasy sports’ fans cringe when they read that their favorite athlete will be ...
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5 'Check Engine' Lights for Your Knees

Like the warning lights in your car, your knees can also give early signs of potential issues down the road. Knee pain is a common complaint for many people. It is estimated that frequent knee pain ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Is 'Winning at all Costs' Really Winning at All?

As an orthopedic surgeon, I have had the rare and distinct honor to serve as a medical professional at countless sideline professional sporting events, World Cup competitions, international Olympic ...
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Summertime Safeguards for Knee

Summer Safeguards Against Knee Injury Ensure the warmer months ahead are filled with fun in the sun, free from injury. As the calendar ushers in the warmest days of the year, they bring with them fun ...
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The Impact of Social Media on the Fitness Industry

“Fitspiration” is a social media sensation, but you should always proceed with caution. The impact of social media on our daily lives can be seen just about everywhere we turn. From ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Millennials: Blazing the Trail of Change

With Father’s Day imminent, I’m taking time this month to reflect specifically on the Millennial/Contemporary Male. It’s a subject I’ve written on extensively over the years. ...
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Combatting Arthritis After an ACL Tear

People who suffer an ACL tear may be at increased risk for developing arthritis later. For many people, especially athletes or highly-active individuals, the fear of an injury to the anterior cruciate ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Fitness Motivation after Traumatic Experience

In April and like every year, I was thinking about the Boston Marathon (the world’s oldest marathon), and my heart was filled with a mix of emotions. Disappointed because it was postponed until ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: An Antidote to THIS Life - Limiting Allergy

When it comes to what the medical community knows about allergies today, we’ve made incredible progress in the last few decades – and society has jumped on board to help. From the news ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: How Elite Athletes Overcome Complex Injuries

I'VE LONG SPOKEN ABOUT elite athletes' ability to cultivate something I like to call the "victorious spirit." The premise is this: Adversity can be a catalyst for incredible ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Relentlessly Pursuing Your Dreams

Have you ever set a goal for yourself? Or had a dream you wanted to realize? If you are like most of us, you might have started out full speed ahead, but then slowly lost some of that drive and had ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Facing 2021 with Optimism

One of the many things that the year 2020 taught us is that a virus can be devastating, and it can spread like wildfire across an entire planet. From that virus can come the destruction of life, ...
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