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The Differences Between Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans

You should know the difference before you choose Given the cost of private insurance, Medicare can be a retiree’s saving grace. We encounter patients who praise their Medicare Advantage plan and others who swear by their Medicare combined with Medigap (also called supplementary plan or supplement). The plans differences are great in helping the customer […]

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Reflex in The News

As the climax of the annual recreational running season approaches – the Hood to Coast Relay just finished, and thousands of runners are still training for The Portland Marathon in October – the wear and tear on all those running and flexing knee joints also reaches its peak. The harder a runner treats his or […]

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Supporting Your Knees

Benefits of an Off-Loading Knee Brace Knee braces designed to off-load the more diseased compartment of the knee have also been used to provide symptomatic relief. These low-risk, noninvasive unloader braces have increasingly been used as a conservative treatment modality for knee osteoarthritis (OA). Characterized by persistent pain, chronic inflammation and limited function, knee OA […]

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Skip Arthroscopic Surgery

An international panel of experts has strongly recommended against arthroscopic surgery for nearly everyone with ‘degenerative knee disease.’ The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 5.7 million visits to the doctor each year are due to knee pain. Arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis is the most common orthopedic procedure performed. Per […]

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Knee Pain in the Workplace

Pain. We have all experienced it. Although pain is a normal part of life, when it becomes debilitating, it not only makes your job more difficult, it also impacts activities of daily living and can take a toll that goes far beyond joint pain. Causes of Knee Pain Office environments can be harder on the […]

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Benefits of Massage for Arthritis

Living with Arthritis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports more than 27 million American adults have received an osteoarthritis diagnosis. Since osteoarthritis is a growing problem, it is important that massage therapists know the benefits of touch for their clients who suffer with pain from this disease. Osteoarthritis is a painful joint […]

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Increasing Body Weight Puts Strain On Knee Joints

Increasing Body Weight On The Rise Obesity is on the rise around the world and has doubled in the last 40 years. Today, about 2 billion people in the world are overweight and about 600 million are obese. This means that about 35% of the world’s population is above a normal body weight. In the US, about […]

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Running Reduces Inflammation and Promotes Knee Health

Inflammation in the body is a common response to damage. When the body is injured, it releases chemicals and white blood cells to heal and rebuild. Chronic inflammation is when the body’s inflammatory response is abnormal and goes on for longer than it should. In this situation, inflammation happens even when there is no injury. […]

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