“I’m having some pain on the outside of my knee, especially after I run. Could it be Runners Knee?” -Ashley V.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Runner’s Knee, ITBS…Call it what you want, it’s not fun! The IT band is a fibrous ligament, extending on the outside of the pelvis to the lower leg. When this ligament becomes tight, it shortens, and can begin to rub against the lower portion of the thigh bone. This friction often leads […]

“Dr. Smith, I have Osteoarthritis. Can I still be active?” -Jean L.

Most of us have heard of Osteoarthritis (OA). It’s a degenerative joint disease, affecting over 20 million Americans. It affects the cartilage, tissue on the ends of bones that meet in a joint that helps bones glide over one another. In OA patients, the cartilage is broken down and eventually wears away. As a result, […]