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Are Meniscus Tears a Serious Injury?

In Knee Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

One of the most common things we see in our clinic is knee pain. Acute knee injuries are usually swollen, warm, stiff, painful. It may be difficult to put weight on your knee or bend it. We often are asked whether the knee injury means surgery is needed and what the prognosis is for the knee pain resolving over time. …

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Knee Arthritis? Study Shows You Have a Very Good Shot at Avoiding Surgery with Physical Therapy

In Uncategorized by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

If you have osteoarthritis (OA), you know that learning about it and what it means for you can be confusing.  Often, the x-ray is reviewed and minimal advice on how to proceed and what the outcomes mean for you are given.  If you’re smart enough to ask, you might find out that about 1 in 4 people having knee replacement surgery (the …