Does Hip Weakness Cause Runner’s Knee pain?

On May 15, 2013, in Exercise, How to decrease Knee Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), aka “Runner’s knee”, is one of the most common sports related injuries out there.  PFPS accounts for almost 25% of all knee injuries seen in sports medicine clinics, yet debate still remains on what the best treatment options are, and there is even uncertainty over what tissues are actually causing the […]

How to Prevent ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (aka ACL) injuries are relatively common in athletes of all ages.  The consequences of this serious impairment include short-term pain and disability, and, even with corrective surgery, most will develop knee arthritis at a young age as a result. Therefore, anything that can be done to prevent these injuries can have a […]

Do Hip Strengthening Exercises Decrease Knee Pain?

On August 12, 2011, in Chiropractic, How to decrease Knee Pain, Rehab Exercises, by Kelly Golob DC

Most people have all had knee pain at some point in their life. And there are man different types of knee pain that can occur. One specific type of knee pain is known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), which is when the pain is located in the front of the knee or underneath the kneecap. Exercises designed to strengthen leg muscles can sometimes help with knee pain, but what are the best types of exercises to heal fastest?

Is Low Back Pain connected to Arthritis of the Hip?

On March 15, 2011, in How to decrease Knee Pain, How to Defeat Back Pain, How to Treat Arthritis, by Kelly Golob DC

    Arthritis is a common cause of hip and knee pain and is especially prevalent in people over the age of 55.  Oftentimes people with hip or knee arthritis also report having back pain that further limits their mobility and quality of life.  Studies have shown that 40% of patients with hip or knee […]

Is Glucosamine as effective as Celebrex for Knee Arthritis?

Glucosamine and chondoitin sulphate are two of the most popular dietary supplements sold today.  They are most famous for treating arthritis and other joint pain conditions.  However, the research on its effectiveness is markedly mixed.  There have been some studies that show significant benefit, and others that do not. One recent double-blind placebo-controlled study evaluated […]

Can Lasers help those suffering with knee osteoarthritis?

Olympia chiropractor Kelly Golob explains that most people think of evil supervillains when they hear the word laser, but in the health care arena laser is making a new, more friendly, name for itself.